The following is an example of the type of help
that is needed to help Salmon and support Salmon:
The Adopt-A-Salmon fundraiser gives KHSU-FM 90.5
radio station donors a chance to name a coho salmon and follow its
whereabouts as it swims up Freshwater Creek to spawn and die.
Meet Lester, the first salmon adopted in the KHSU radio
"People have to name their fish," Pam Long, who works as development
director of KHSU, said.
Lester's adopter is from the other city by the bay.
"Some random, new member, from San Francisco," Pam Long said, is
first to adopt a salmon during the KHSU fundraiser.
Lester and his cohorts have their roots in the Freshwater Creek area
of Humboldt County.
The Humboldt Fish Action Council, a nonprofit organization, is in
its fourth year of conducting an Adopt-A-Salmon fundraiser, said
Doug Kelly, director of the Fish Action Council.
This spring is the first time KHSU offers its donors a chance to
participate in Adopt-A-Salmon.
The Fish Action Council worked to restore Freshwater Creek's salmon
population, achieving success in the early 1990s, Kelly said. Kelly
now works to remove pipes from creeks, along with other
environmental restoration tasks.
KHSU's alliance with Adopt-A-Salmon gives funding to the Fish Action
Council . For KHSU, Adopt-A-Salmon is something different to give to
KHSU supporters who donate $120.00.
Donate to KHSU during their spring fundraising drive from April
5-12, and you get to adopt a salmon courtesy of the Fish Action
Money from fundraising and on-going membership renewals accounts for
about 28-30 percent of KHSU's income, Long said.
More than 90 percent of a $120 Adopt-A-Salmon donation goes to KHSU,
the station with a slogan that says, "Diverse Public Radio." Morning
Addition and All Things Considered are two programs that reach KHSU
The approximately 5/8 inch tags used to track the salmon are placed
under the salmon's scales by the dorsal fin, Kelly said. The tagging
and monitoring of the salmon is conducted by the Department of Fish
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