Every year, the greater Gig Harbor community celebrates the return of salmon to our local waters.

Since 1972, the Gig Harbor Commercial Fishermen’s Club has incubated salmon eggs at Donkey Creek, releasing over 1 million fry into the Gig Harbor bay annually.

The Chum Festival serves to remind us that the quality of our water, and the habitat it supports, connects us all. This year, the Parks & Environment CAB, has taken on an important role in assuring the Chum Fest legacy continues.

Join us as we recognize new ways to improve and protect our waterways.

DATE: Saturday, September 21. 2013

LOCATION: Skansie Brothers Park
3211 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

ACTIVITES: Kayak, Canoe, and Paddle Board Races, Booths, Chum Burgers, Refreshments, “Paint Your Own Salmon” t-shirts, storytelling in the Big Blue Salmon Tent, “Salmon Maze”, and touch tanks, and are just some of the activities that will be a part of this year’s event.

The GGHF Curious by Nature School will also unveil its Great Community Salmon project that will begin its journey to the festival this summer.

Kayak, walk, bike or drive to the Park to enjoy the fun.

For information on becoming part of the 2013 Chum Festival, please contact the Foundation at (253) 514-6338.

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is proud to join with the City of Gig Harbor in sponsoring the 2013 Chum Festival. An event meeting for participating organizations will held at City Hall prior to the event. Check the City Calendar for date and time.

Participants this year are

City of Gig Harbor
Citizens for a Healthy Bay
• Commercial Fishermen’s Club
Crescent Valley Alliance
GGHF Curious by Nature School
• Local Businesses
Farmhouse Montessori
Friends of Pierce County
Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Club
Gig Harbor Fly Shop
Gig Harbor Kiwanis
Great Peninsula Conservancy
Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
Harbor WildWatch
KGHP Radio
KGI Watershed Council
Key Pen Parks
PenMet Parks
Peninsula Light Co
Pierce Co Shellfish Partners
Pierce Conservation District
Puyallup Tribe of Indians