Volunteers needed for water temperature study on Snoqualmie River

Three conservation nonprofits are looking for volunteers to measure water temperatures in the Snoqualmie River over the next few months. The study is an effort to build awareness of how land use affects water temperature and how temperature increases impact Chinook salmon and orca populations.

The Friends of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and River, Snoqualmie Community Action Network and Orca Conservancy will host an hour and a half long volunteer training beginning at 11 a.m. on May 7 at the North Bend Library. After completion of the training, volunteers will spend 15 minutes each month between May and September taking and reporting river temperatures.

Those interested in participating can sign up until May 5. Email your name and email address to contact@fosvtr.org (for North Bend residents) or Snoqualmieaction@gmail.com (for Snoqualmie residents.)

To learn more, visit: fosvtr.org and click on the ‘news & documentation’ page.