Carson National Fish Hatchery Host (2)


Welcome to Carson National Fish Hatchery! Constructed in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corp, we raise and release 1.17 million spring Chinook salmon each year to mitigate fishery losses due to hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. Furthermore, we belong to a Complex of hatcheries along the...



Carson, WA 98610
United States

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About This Position

Carson National Fish Hatchery (Carson, WA) is accepting Hatchery Host volunteer applications for Summer 2023. Twenty hours/week, including weekends. Tasks: grounds-keeping such as lawn mowing/landscaping, maintenance of equipment and tools, greeting the public, informal tours, staffing events and fish culture duties (feeding and cleaning). Full RV hookup, telephone, wi-fi, full-size washer/dryer, refrigerator, electric range w/oven, full bathroom/shower. Hatchery is located in the incredible Gifford Pinchot National Forest, 60 miles from Portland, OR. Email: Phone: 509-427-5905. Website:


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