Outdoors

Ohop Creek nature walk shows salmon restoration work

Volunteers, biologists and others gather fish and other small critters as they conduct a "fish out" along a portion of the former Ohop Creek bed near Eatonville in August 2014. A nature walk Saturday will show the restoration work done the creek.
Volunteers, biologists and others gather fish and other small critters as they conduct a "fish out" along a portion of the former Ohop Creek bed near Eatonville in August 2014. A nature walk Saturday will show the restoration work done the creek. Staff file 2014

A nature walk Saturday will give participants the opportunity to see the work done on Ohop Creek to improve and restore salmon habitat.

The Nisqually Land Trust is hosting the 1 1/2-mile round-trip hike in the lower creek valley. Along the way, participants will see the results of the first phase of the creek’s restoration. The $1.5 million project to restore a mile of the creek was completed in 2010.

The work is part of the largest salmon restoration project in the Nisqually River watershed.

The free walk will take place from 10 a.m.-noon near Eatonville.

Space is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. To register, contact Nikki Dizon at staff@nisquallylandtrust.org or 360-489-3400.

Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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