CHARLESTON - On Saturday, Feb. 17, Shoreline Education for Awareness will host a seminar on the Coos River Basin wild and hatchery fall Chinook titled "Coos Kings, Coos River Basin Fall Chinook, Through the Hourglass."

The program be presented by Chris Clare, habitat protection biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Clare will trace the Coos River Basin wild and hatchery fall Chinook population trends from the late 1800s to today. Salmon have, and continue to play an important cultural and economic role in the Northwest. Learning about their habitat in the Coos River basin will give those attending a greater insight into these remarkable fish.

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The program starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Charleston Marine Life Center, 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston. The program is free. For further information call 541-313-6751 or visit www.sea-edu.org.

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