You have probably recently learned of the fire that has destroyed our beloved hatchery. The only items that survived are our coho smolts, the two tubs, and the raingear shed.
There is a black and white photo of myself viewing the smoldering rubble. Thanks to our new volunteer, Neil Laffra, the photo sums up how I think many of us feel.
In our first day, we have secured the water flow to our coho in the tubs and we have begun the process of making our insurance claim.
We are warmed by the well-wishes and condolences we have received. It shows how special a place we have.
Please be assured that we will rebuild. It will be better than ever. Let’s get ready for next fall’s returning salmon!
Kyle Pilon, President