We ALL live in a watershed. Each of us can play a part in making sure the streams in our areas are clean and healthy.
Keep water free of pollutants:
- Decrease use of fertilizers or switch to natural fertilizers.
- Wash your car and driveway in places where runoff cannot flow down storm drains and directly into waterways – either on the lawn, or at a commercial car wash.
- Dispose of pet waste responsibly.
- Use less water in your household so that more water can stay in the streams for fish.
Plant a rain garden:
- Rain gardens filter pollutants out of runoff from roofs and driveways, and slow help it travel more slowly to the streams.
- Check your local jurisdiction for incentives on installing a rain garden, which utilizes specific plants and drainage designs to slow rain flow and prevent rapid runoff and flooding.
- Follow all guidelines and regulations to avoid overfishing wild salmon, and practice proper catch-and-release protocol to avoid harming fish.
Get involved in your community:
- Find volunteer opportunities to help with fish and wildlife conservation in your community.
Living on the water
If you live along the water, you have even more opportunities to be a good steward of salmon. Actions you take to improve habitat and maintain clean water can make a difference in the habitat for these fish. Learn more about actions you can take if you are a:
To find out more information about how you can help salmon, visit these pages: