Tim and I took The Littles to Nimbus Fish Hatchery last Friday. We went through the museum and walked the ladders, then fed both the young Chinook (King) Salmon and the Steelhead Trout.
Here Ivy watches those tattered, feisty Salmon who have not eaten since they've left the ocean. They are desperate climb the ladder and spawn.
This facility is free to the public but begins harvesting typically the first week in November when the waters are a favorable temperature for egg sustainability. Hatcheries like Nimbus are vitally important to the survival and protection of California's salmon species and their habitat.