Anderson Island, Washington
Park and Recreation District

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Enhancement of Schoolhouse Creek to restore and maintain salmon run is an ongoing effort. Restoring the creek to resemble its original course was completed along with Pierce County's replacement of two culverts, one on Oro Bay Road and one on Eckenstam-Johnson Road that prevented salmon migration.  Native plant introduction continues.  The restoration of the creek and culvert replacement enabled establishment of an annual incubation and release system within the creek for 20,000 chum Salmon eggs with the intent of reestablishing the salmon run.  Providing a healthy incubation environment and minimizing loss requires seasonal daily intensive care.  It may take as long as 4 years for the first release to return.  Because of environmental and predatory factors please don't expect to see 20,000 salmon fighting their way "home".  Pierce County has also erected an informational sign near the stream crossing on Eckenstam-Johnson Road.

The Park and Recreation District encourages volunteerism.  There are frequent opportunities to help construct, and maintain parks, viewing areas, signing and perhaps be a docent for your favorite park, conduct research, or help with the Annual Children's Nature Day Camp.  Please contact using the "Contact Us" tab on the home page.

New trail construction:

Idie Ulsh Park:
The Parks Commissioners have begun the process of locating new trails in the recently acquired Idie Ulsh Park across from the Old School House.

Jacobs Point:
Construction of new trails has essentially been completed and now effort is being spent on better trail signing and enhancement of the historic Anderson Island Brick Yard site.

Montalvo Trail:  A new trail now connects the Jane Cammon Trail with Montalvo Park through 30 acres of property that has been leased from Pierce County.  Additional trail information and signing will be provided.

Bike Racks have been added to several parks to make it possible to ride a bike to a trailhead or Ol' Swimming Hole and secure it.  The only park that currently permits bicycles is Jane Cammon Park.
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