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Bear Creek Salmon Festival at North Mountain Park

On Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Bear Creek Salmon Festival returns for its 12th year with the theme: “Stewardship Flows Downhill.”  This admission-free festival will feature all-ages interactive exhibits focusing on improving salmon and wildlife habitat in our region and at home. Explore Bear Creek and beautiful North Mountain Park while learning from local experts on topics ranging from water-saving and pollinator-friendly gardening to how to see spawning salmon in Bear Creek. Experience a variety of fun outdoor activities such as the Salmon Story Tent, Native American drumming, the Salmon Spiral Labyrinth, fly casting and live birds of prey from Wildlife Images. Enjoy an entertainment lineup including Montana Soul, Sonic Kaleidoscope Marimbas and JenUwin Prancing Musical Unicorn.  A food concession will be offered by Sultan’s Delight. Please help us make this a Zero Waste event by bringing a reusable water bottle or cup. Join us at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue in Ashland.
 
Also, Watershed Exploration Days… This series of fall events will be your opportunity to explore the natural wonders of our beautiful region with fun tours, workshops and work parties. Festivals, hikes, activities and classes take place at various locations across Jackson County. Participating organizations are actively engaged in watershed matters and education and many will also take part in the Bear Creek Salmon Festival.
 
To learn more, including a schedule of Watershed Exploration Days – regional events, visit BearCreekSalmonFestival.net or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606. We hope to see you at the Festival! 

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