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County teaches people to be Kitsap salmon tour guides

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You may eat them as part of a healthy diet, but are you aware of the salmon’s essential role in the local ecosystem?

This Friday, you’ll have the opportunity to learn everything you ever wanted to know about salmon, and then some as you become a “salmon docent” guide.

Local experts Paul Dorn, of the Suquamish Tribe, and Kathy Peters, of Kitsap County, will discuss salmon habitat, life cycles and species during the Salmon Stewards Training 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the first floor chambers of the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton. Cost is $10, or free to those who registered for the 2013 Stream Stewards training.

Citizens will learn how to be a “salmon docent” for optional volunteering at streams in Kitsap County during 2013 Kitsap Salmon Tours.

Citizens may also take the full Stream Stewards training. Pack a lunch and dress for the weather. A field trip will follow the in-class training.

Steam Stewards Training is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays from Sept. 27 through Nov. 1 on the first floor chambers and room 406 of the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton. The cost is $70, which includes the salmon docent training on Sept. 27.

The six-week training teaches people about local streams, wetlands and forests, their interconnected nature and human connections and influences, according to a press release. Topics discussed by experts includes forest ecology; health and management; insects, fish and wildlife; and watershed, riparian and stream ecology.

For more information or to register, visit Washington State University’s website at http://kitsap.wsu.edu and click on

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