Spot the spawners in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed and Green/Duwamish Watershed this fall!
Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here - and cheer them on if you see them!
Chinook salmon in Issaquah Creek! Photos taken 9/13/16 from the bridge near the hatchery.
Photos: Larry Franks
Chinook salmon in the Green River by Lisa Parsons
Remember that clean water is good for fish and people! Help keep salmon swimming in our rivers and streams: Use natural yard care www.naturalyardcare.info, clean up after your pet http://pugetsoundstartshere.org/scoop-poop/, and keep your car tuned www.fixcarleaks.org.
Watch the KPLU series Swimming Upstream, which follows one Chinook run from the ocean to the Cedar River.
Conditions in our watersheds are less stressful for fish in 2016 than they were last summer. Salmon have a challenging journey every year, though, and it's always fish-friendly to use water wisely. Visit the Saving Water Partnership to learn more.