SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE 2014 !!
Friday October 3, 2014 to Sunday October 26, 2014
APPLICATIONS FOR SALUTE TO THE SOCKEYE 2014
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THE ADAMS RIVER SALMON SOCIETY INVITES THE WORLD !
As quickly as the salmon arrived they are disappearing. In small sections of the river you may still see a few spawning pairs. Today, half a dozen sockeye were spawning at the viewing platform area. The evidence of the salmons’ completed life cycle remain and still offer some interesting viewing.
Update: October 21, 2013
The sub-dominant sockeye run for 2013 has peaked. Sockeye, chinook and pink salmon were seen spawning in the Adams River this fall. Keep in mind the park has 26 kms of trails and there are many areas of the river to check out.
When coming to view the fish please remain on the designated trails. This is to prevent damage to the river banks creating erosion and harm to the surrounding riparian area.
View the attached document for tips before you visit:
When you are planning your trip to see the Adams River Sockeye Salmon spawn keep in mind the following patterns:
Pre-dominant years (2013) you may see 10,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October, generally the first three weeks.
Dominant years (2014) you may see millions of sockeye return to spawn in October. The Society hosts the Salute to the Sockeye celebration the first 3 weeks of the month – Dates TBA
Subdominant years (2015) you may see 100,000+ sockeye return to spawn in October.
Post-subdominant years (2016) you may see 100′s of sockeye return to spawn in October (smallest returns).
Find us at Roderick Haig-Brown Park (2300 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Lee Creek, BC), in the Log Cabin Interpretive Centre open to the public, seasonally from June to October.
The Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is open year-round.
A few Pink salmon spawn in the Adams River in September on odd years only; Chinook salmon spawn here in Sept/October; Sockeye salmon spawn in the Adams River in the first few weeks of October, followed by coho salmon in late October and early November:
Check out and LIKE our Facebook page to view our posts on your news feed (home page) and to learn up-to-date news about wild salmon, as well as cultural and natural histories of the Adams River and Roderick Haig-Brown Park:
Thanksgiving weekend 2013 was a feast for the senses. The sights, sounds and smells of spawning salmon did not disappoint. The open house hosted by the Adams River Salmon Society was well attended. Approximately 7,400 visitors came to Roderick Haig-Brown Park throughout the long weekend. This year’s sub-dominant run of returning sockeye has been very good compared to 2012, which certainly added to the all the excitement.
Along with taking in the sights visitors could have their portrait taken with our one-of-a- kind owl-bear-sockeye carnival board. Children added their unique fish designs to a colourful mural to be displayed at future events. Cameron Coates shared his passion for fly fishing by demonstrating his fly tying skills. The North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce and the Shuswap Trail Alliance provided additional information about our area. Viewers were able to see the intriguing short film “Uninterrupted” created by film maker Nettie Wild. Along with giving trail directions and answering questions about the fish everyone involved did an excellent job of welcoming park visitors and enhancing their experience.
The Interpretive Cabin has received thousands of visitors this fall from all over the world. It is now closed for the season and will be open again in the spring.
Remember you are always welcome to become a member and join us in our efforts of education and conservation.
The Society would like to thank the volunteers who took part in all our events this season and we look forward to seeing everyone next year for the Salute to the Sockeye celebration in October. Next fall, if you are willing to help out please contact us by email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Roderick Haig-Brown Park is open all year round for your enjoyment of the trails, river, wildlife and scenery in all four seasons.
Summer and Fall 2013 Review of Salmon Society Activities:
By Sheila Empey, Administrator/Education Coordinator
The Adams River Salmon Society interpretive cabin has seen a steady flow of visitors this summer. The guest book contains signatures from near and far; Lee Creek neighbours to overseas and the United States. Conversations with guests cover a wide range of topics. Roadside directions and park information, to education and concerns about our wild salmon.
The Society is working towards creating a permanent interpretive display inside the cabin. Plans include floating lexan information boards and etchings on the floor, all explaining the salmons’ life cycle and journey. The intention is for this project to be completed by the 2014 Salute to the Sockeye celebration. Educational videos are available for viewing on site including the Salmon Confidential film by Twyla Roscovich produced by Salmon are Sacred. Unique souvenir items are also for sale with all proceeds going to the Society. The souvenir sales support our education and conservation efforts concerning the wild salmon stocks and Roderick Haig-Brown Park.
The Routes and Blues hikes and concert series returned to our neck of the woods this past August. The Adams River Salmon Society continues to be a proud partner along with many other wonderful sponsors. The Shuswap Trail Alliance were excellent hosts and the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society does a superb job of organizing all the outreach activities. I was lucky enough to attend the Turtle Spotting hike at White Lake and explore the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. Each providing a great opportunity to learn more about the conservation and education activities going on throughout the Shuswap region.
Fall is fast approaching and plans are in the works for welcoming visitors to the park on Thanksgiving weekend (Oct. 12-14) 2013. The numbers of salmon returning to spawn are hard to predict. We are all hoping for the best and very aware of the possible struggles all the fish are facing. Typically the Adams River run sees its highest numbers the first three weeks of October. Stay tuned to this website and follow us on Facebook for the latest information leading up to the run.