Jari Scott releases a handful of Coho and Chum salmon fry into Chalet Creek in April of 2013. A fry release takes place at the Douglas Creek weir in Saanich on Saturday.

Jari Scott releases a handful of Coho and Chum salmon fry into Chalet Creek in April of 2013. A fry release takes place at the Douglas Creek weir in Saanich on Saturday.

Salmon release open to all at Douglas Creek on Friday

35,000 chum fry will be released into Douglas Creek May 8 at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a release of 35,000 chum fry salmon into the pond behind the Douglas Creek weir on Friday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m.

The fry, sourced from Howard English Hatchery at Goldstream, will be released after a short educational talk by Hatchery expert Peter McCully about importance of chum salmon for Douglas Creek and the wider ecosystem. McCully will also discuss the fry, how long they will remain in the creek and when neighbours can expect to see the fish return after their extensive Pacific Ocean journey.

This event is open to all, particularly young children who can help carry a bucket of fry for the creek.

The best access to the Douglas Creek weir is from Edgemont Rd park entrance or Robinwood entrance.