Salmon Release for Children

Over 1,000 Chinook salmon raised by high school students at their fish hatchery in Petaluma will be trucked 30 miles to Tiburon where they will be released by local children into the San Francisco Bay. The community event also will include educational booths, live music and a BBQ by the local volunteer fire department.

Open to the public. Free admission.

Sunday, May 16, 10 am – 2 pm | Releases will take place at 11:30 am 

Blackie’s Pasture, a park located off of Tiburon Blvd. (less than 2 miles from Hwy. 101) Tiburon Blvd. & Trestle Glen Blvd. Tiburon, Calif.

Using a hatchery truck with a viewing window, students from the United Anglers of Casa Grande High School program will transport over 1,000 fish to Tiburon where local children will handle the final stage of the release. With buckets in hands, children will carry the salmon fingerlings, which are between 3 to 4 inches long, to the shore and release them into an outgoing tide.  

Organized by the Tiburon Salmon Institute, the annual salmon release aims to raise salmon awareness and promote environmental stewardship among Bay Area children. For more information, visit