Over a period of two days, March 2nd and 3rd, the Port Orchard Rotary Club in collaboration with Discovery Alternative High School and the Manchester Fuel Depot released 70,000 chum salmon smolts and 15,000 coho salmon smolts into Beaver Creek.  Discovery students picked up the eggs from Minter Creek Hatchery in the fall of 2020.  They raised the eggs in a hatchery owned by the Rotary Club of Port Orchard.  Once the eggs are “hatched” they are ready for transport to a suitable creek and released.  Beaver Creek flows through Manchester Fuel Depot before entering Puget Sound.  It is always a beautiful sight when thousands of these fish enter the creek and begin their journey.  Within three to four years survivors will be back to Beaver Creek to spawn.