SALMON MIGRATION FUNDRAISING RUN PROVES A SUCCESS
Ten members of the Tyne Rivers Trust team successfully completed a relay of the salmon migration route from Tynemouth to Kielder at the weekend, raising almost £2,000 for its Salmon in the Classroom project.
Setting off from Tynemouth, the team covered 83 miles from the mouth of the Tyne to Kielder Salmon Centre, before being met by an Environment Agency welcome party at the finish line.
The money raised from the Salmon Run will fund the Trusts’ Salmon in the Classroom project which brings to life the story of the North Atlantic. The project gives pupils the chance to watch the initial lifecycle of the salmon in real time by hatching salmon eggs in a tank in their classroom before a trip to the riverbank to release them at the fry stage of their development.
Ceri Gibson, Director of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “We’d like to thank everyone who has supported our Salmon Run.
“Many local schools have already benefitted from our Salmon in the Classroom project and the chance to learn on the riverbank. By raising money for this project, we want to give more schoolchildren the chance to learn and explore outdoors.”
There’s still time to donate to the Trusts Salmon in the Classroom project at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/SalmonRun2019
Every year, salmon return from their journey out to sea to swim up the Tyne to the spot where they were born to lay their own eggs. This is known as the salmon migration. As well as improving habitat, Tyne Rivers Trust support this journey by building fish passes to reduce the number of barriers that migratory fish encounter as they move upstream.