Chum back in Muck Creek, Nisqually Watershed

There were a few stories over the weekend about chum salmon making it back to Muck Creek in the Nisqually River watershed, due to efforts by volunteers and the Nisqually Tribe. Tacoma News Tribune:

Homecoming kings and queens in the City of Roy have been kind of finicky in recent years.

They’ve been showing up either too early or too late, missing the party. When they made it, there were only a few of them. Some years, they were a no show.

Not this year. Some are here already, and more are expected by Jan. 21 when the city and the Nisqually Indian Tribe will hold their annual Roy Salmon Homecoming.

Technically, they are not kings. They are chums.

“Oh, we got one right here,” said Roy-area resident Craig Jordan, 49, after taking a quick peek at Muck Creek on Friday morning.

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