Strategies for saving what stewards of Ennis Creek call “our last best chance of a salmon stream in Port Angeles” will be the topic for Peninsula College’s Feb. 4 Studium Generale.
The virtual program on Zoom will begin with a showing of the film Ennis – A Creek Worth Saving. Following the showing, Friends of Ennis Creek co-founder Robbie Mantooth will lead a conversation about how Ennis might avoid the fate of other Port Angeles streams with lower chances of salmonid – salmon and steelhead – recovery. Participants in the conversation, open to all on the Zoom program, are expected to include Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s habitat biologist Mike McHenry; film narrator and active Friends volunteer Lee Strucker; former Peninsula Daily News editor/publisher and Friends volunteer John Brewer; North Olympic Land Trust Executive Director Tom Sanford; and Friends co-founder Jim Mantooth. City Manager Nathan West is contributing a statement of support for the stream and suggestions for students and others to be involved.