Salmon Kiss & Release--- Thank You! It was AWESOME!

The 9th Annual Salmon Kiss & Release took place on May 25th from 10:00 to 2:00 in Blackie's Pasture, Tiburon. We were joined by about 2,000 people to celebrate the release of baby Chinook salmon. The weather was perfect, and the energy in the air was electric! The day started out with the Band Voxel playing several sets of music as people came to enjoy the booths food and refreshments of the event. The Redwood Cheerleaders were doing there cheers, the band sounded great and the fish arrived on time with the students from Casa Grande High School.

At Noon we all circled around the fish and conducted a Native American Blessing Ceremony that involved everyone facing North, East, South, West and back North again. As we did this we visualized the life cycle of the salmon. With this kind of energy, we hope they live long healthy lives and come back to spawn in the Feather River where they were born.

We then took Bay water and put it in the tank holding our young smolt salmon. This acclimated them to the San Francisco Bay water. After they had a good soak in this new water, It was time to take them to the bay to start their new journey. Hundreds of children were given a small salmon smolt to carry to the water's edge where they could kiss and release their fish.

Thanks to everyone that help and participated. It Was Magic!

For Who: 
Families
Date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2013 -
10:00 to 14:00
Price: 
Free

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Our 9th annual Kiss and Release promises to be the best ever! It will host of information from different civic groups and will have lots of information about SALMON! Don't forget to join our poster contest. The theme is Kiss and Release and the deadline is April 19th. We will use the winning poster to advertise the event all over the Bay Area. May 25th Blackie's Pasture, Tiburon 10 am to 2pm See You There!
Brooke Halsey- Executive Director