The Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) are a statewide network of non-profit, community based, salmon enhancement organizations. Created by the Washington State Legislature in 1990, the RFEG program involves citizen volunteers and landowners in the state’s salmon recovery efforts. The long term vision of the RFEG program is that Washington State communities actively care for and become stewards of abundant salmon populations for future generations.
The RFEGs create dynamic partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; Native American Tribes; local businesses; and landowners. Through these collaborative efforts, RFEGs help lead their communities in successful restoration, education and monitoring projects.
Each RFEG works within a specific geographic region based on watershed boundaries. Every group is a separate, private nonprofit organization led by their own board of directors and supported by their members.
Volunteers with the RFEG program can learn about salmon habitat, plant trees, count returning salmon, perform habitat assessments, conduct water quality monitoring, teach others about salmon habitat, and much more. If you would like to learn more about how you can help salmon through the RFEG program, please CLICK ON THE MAP to contact the RFEG in your community.