Donkey Creek CHUM Festival
Every year, the greater Gig Harbor community celebrates the return of salmon to our local waters. Since 1972, the Gig Harbor Commercial Fishermen's Club has incubated salmon eggs at Donkey Creek, releasing over 1 million fry into Gig Harbor Bay annually. The Chum Festival serves to remind us that the quality of our water, and the habitat it supports, connects us all.
Join us as we recognize new ways to improve and protect our waterways.2013's seventh annual event will be Saturday, September 21. 2013 LOCATION: With the Donkey Creek Daylighting Project in full swing this year, the event will be at SKANSIE BROTHERS PARK. Kayak, Canoe, and Paddle Board Races, Booths, Chum Burgers, Refreshments, "Paint Your Own Salmon" t-shirts, a "Salmon Maze", touch tanks, and story telling are just some of the activities that will be a part of the event again. Kayak, walk, bike or drive to the Park to enjoy the fun.
If you would like to join the group or reserve a booth for 2013, contact Lita Dawn Stanton at (253) 853-7609. Check the City Calendar for the Chum Meetings held at City Hall (Civic Center - Rooms A & B) beginning in June of each event year.
2010 Video of Chum Salmon in Donkey Creek by Michael Behrens (http://www.youtube.com/embed/8R33Z02Snjo)
View Media News about the Event:
The Tahoma View -- Winter 2009-10
Peninsula Gateway Photos -- October 14, 2009
Tacoma News Tribune -- September 21, 2009