|Volunteers collecting the broodstock|
for the Oldfield Creek hatchery
(from Oldfield Creek FB page)
In a fascinating string of submissions to their Facebook page, the work of collecting the broodstock and then the taking of the milt and eggs, as well as the fertilization provides for one of the best tutorials on their work that there is.
The non profit organization has long been active in educating the public on all things salmon, outlining its mission statement of sorts as follows:Increase salmon populations in local streams through science-based enhancement efforts • Increase community awareness of enhancement and stream stewardship