It's Salmon SEEson Again!

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!

Download this year's Salmon SEEson poster and flyer (Adobe Acrobat).

Using water wisely helps people, salmon and wildlife! Visit the Saving Water Partnership to learn more and to view the full list of voluntary stage tips for reducing water use.

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 Or report observations online at

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 or call 206-792-5821.

Watch the KPLU series Swimming Upstream, which follows one Chinook run from the ocean to the Cedar River.

calendar Calendar of scheduled events

Ballard Locks icon Chittenden Locks (Ballard) - US Army Corps of Engineers
Duwamish River icon Duwamish River - Duwamish Alive
Sammamish River icon Sammamish River - City of Redmond
Lake Sammamish icon Issaquah Creek - Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
Issaquah Creek icon North Creek - City of Bothell
Bear Creek-Water Tenders icon Green River (Whitney Bridge) - Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
Bear Creek-Kis Farm icon Lake Sammamish/Issaquah Creek - Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Kelsey icon Soos Creek - Soos Creek Salmon Hatchery
Ebright icon Bear Creek - KIS Farm/Redmond Organization of Shared Environments (ROSE)
Lewis icon Bear Creek - Water Tenders
Ebright icon Longfellow Creek - Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Kelsey icon Kelsey & Coal Creeks - City of Bellevue
Cedar icon Cedar River - Cedar River Salmon Journey
Piper's icon Piper's Creek - City of Seattle
Ebright icon Ebright Creek - City of Sammamish & Lewis Creek - City of Issaquah

viewing salmon at the Cedar River Salmon Journey

Salmon SEEson Map North Creek Carkeek Park Tolt Pipeline Trail KISFarm Sammamish Trail Chittenden Locks Lewis Creek Ebright Creek Kelsey-Coal Creeks Issaquah Creek Issaquah Hatchery Longfellow Creek Duwamish Alive Renton Library Cedar River Park Cavanaugh Pond Landsburg Dam Soos Creek Hatchery Whitney Bridge Park

Salmon SEEson calendar

ballard locks north creek