For the past 13 years, Gordon Southwick and his wife, Terri, have run a chinook salmon hatchery along a creek near Tillamook Bay. Each winter, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife provides the eggs--about 100,000--that the couple cultivates in boxes built from donated lumber. From January to March, they drive from their nearby home and tend to the eggs, carefully shaking out silt and culling any bad ones. Working on a strictly volunteer basis, they're on track to release their 1 millionth fish this year. "We've fished all of our lives and we brought our kids up fishing," Gordon says. "It's just some way of paying back."