Play Baby Salmon Live Here BINGO June through August 2024!

Hosted by Sound Water Stewards, we are highlighting the 5 incredible salmon species that live right here in the Stillaguamish River, Port Susan Bay, and Skagit Bay! Through a series of educational events and activities, learn how to protect and preserve regional salmon habitat, visit key restoration sites created to help bring juvenile fish back out into saltwater, and meet with salmon scientists to learn how to help protect this valuable species for generations to come.

Become a salmon steward! Submit your bingo card with at least 5 boxes completed to be entered for various prizes(each row completed is an entry). Grand prize drawing includes a whale-watching trip for four! To enter, send a photo of your BINGO card along with your name and address to:info@soundwaterstewards.org.


Choose your own adventure:

Salmon Saving Strategies

Stories from the Salish Sea

Learn about salmon, sea stars, whales, and more.

Visit a local fish hatchery

View Kristoferson Creek habitat

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Play along with Sound Water Stewards:

Additional details & directions on SWS Calendar

06/19: Trivia Night at Tapped Camano- RSVP today!

  • RSVP HERE
  • When: Sound Water Stewards will be set up by 6 pm with informational tabling activities. Trivia will take place between 6:30-7:30.
  • Where: 848 N Sunrise Blvd, Camano, WA 98282
  • Food and Drink can be purchased separately from Tapped. View menu here
  • Prove your salmon expertise to win prizes!

06/22: Ranger Talk-Species Survival, Resident Killer Whales and Salmon

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Learn the differences between local orca ecotypes, discuss why the southern residents are so venerable and see how you compare to the size of an orca skull!

07/06: Ranger Talk-Salmon Habitat and Restoration

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Learn about local salmon habitat, where to visit, the best time view salmon, and updates on restoration projects in the Stanwood/Camano area. We will be highlighting a few places on the island where real salmon science is happening, and where more Baby Salmon Live Here events will be taking place later in the summer (see calendar)!

07/20: Ranger Talk-Water Quality and the Salmon Lifecycle

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Sound Water Stewards will have microscopes set up for viewing the tiniest food source for baby salmon (plankton). Our Sound Toxins team will be present to discuss the health of our local water, how plankton plays a role, and how these microscopic organisms connect to baby salmon during their life cycle.

07/28: Fifth Annual Camano Kids Fest

  • When:10am-2pm
  • Where: Camano Commons Marketplace, Camano Isand
  • KidsFest is back again! Camano Commons is hosting a large gathering of organizations, each bringing unique and fun learning opportunities for kids of all ages! Additional details are being posted on the Camano Commons Website
  • Stop by the Sound Water Stewards booth to learn all about the BSLH series, participate in salmon-specific activities, and contribute to our chalk art mural of salmon swimming in a healthy habitat!

07/30- Be A Salmon Scientist

  • When: 10am- 2pm
  • Where: Iverson Spit Preserve
  • Join Sound Water Stewards as we discover how scientists use beach seining to count venerable salmon species on Camano Island. Make, measure, and record a tiny handmade salmon of your own!
  • Led by Barabra Brock, SWS class of 2002, and 2010 Jan Holmes Coastal Volunteer of the Year. Barbara Brock has been an involved community member in local efforts to protect and recover salmon habitat for over 20 years.
  • Additional details here

08/03: Ranger Talk-Species Survival, Resident Killer Whales and Salmon

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Learn the differences between local orca ecotypes, discuss why the southern residents are so venerable and see how you compare to the size of an orca skull!

08/10: Leque Island Walking Tour

  • When: 10am-2pm
  • Where: Skagit Wildlife Area- Leque Island Unit
  • *Additional Details TBA
  • Learn about Leque Island and the restoration work that created 276 acres of estuary habitat, home to 15 different fish species including Chinook, Chum, and Coho salmon.

08/17: Ranger Talk-Salmon Habitat and Restoration

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Learn about local salmon habitat, where to visit, the best time view salmon, and updates on restoration projects in the Stanwood/Camano area. We will be highlighting a few places on the island where real salmon science is happening, and where more Baby Salmon Live Here events will be taking place later in the summer (see calendar)!

Salmon Restoration & Beaver Marsh Viewing

  • When:12pm- 4pm
  • Where: Camano Multi-Purpose Center
  • *Additional Details TBA
  • Meet with local organizations to learn what salmon steward projects are taking place locally. Then visit a successfully completed project, a beaver marsh!

08/31: Ranger Talk- Bald Eagles and Salmon

  • When: 10-11 am
  • Where: Camano Island State Park near the boat ramp
  • Curious about the Eagles that live on the island? What do they need to thrive and how are they connected to the salmon swimming through our backyards? This will be the last event in the Baby Salmon Live Here educational series! Come on down and participate in activities to cross off multiple squares on your BINGO card!
  • Bonus: Pat Holmes, eagle expert extraordinaire will be giving a more in-depth presentation at 7 pm in the state park amphitheater!

Download your BINGO sheet here! 2024 Baby Salmon Live Here BINGO

Slide your mouse from left to right to to view both sides of BINGO sheet.

This project was made possible by grant funding provided by SCGive and the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation.

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