Spot the spawners in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed and Green/Duwamish Watershed this fall!
Warm waters and low flows have made 2015 a tough year for salmon as they work to return to streams and rivers around Puget Sound this fall. Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here – and cheer them on if you see them!
Report Drought Conditions
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife asks that people report fish blockages, fish stranding, or fish in distress to WDFW at 1-877-933-9847 or WILDCOMM@dfw.wa.gov. Or report observations online at wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/drought/.
Volunteer to be a Salmon Watcher
Attend one of four trainings in September to become a volunteer Salmon Watcher. Dedicated volunteers watch for fish on their assigned creeks two times a week from September through December. The information collected helps us know where salmon are spawning in our streams, and sometimes where barriers exist to salmon migration. Trainings are Tuesday, September 15, Bellevue City Hall; Wednesday, September 16, Bothell at the Northshore Senior Center; Tuesday, September 22, Renton City Hall; and Wednesday, September 30, Seattle at Carkeek Environmental Learning Center.
Become a Volunteer Naturalist on the Cedar River
Share your community treasure! Become a volunteer naturalist on the Cedar River and learn about one of the world’s amazing wildlife migrations, which runs through the heart of Seattle, Renton and on up into Maple Valley! Naturalists will receive 20 hours of training from fish and watershed experts in September. Then they'll spend three weekend days along the river, talking to the public about the spawning salmon and the natural and human history of the Cedar River Watershed. Please contact email@example.com or call 206-792-5821.
Watch the KPLU series Swimming Upstream, which follows one Chinook run from the ocean to the Cedar River.Salmon SEEson calendar