It's Salmon SEEson Again!

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!

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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
Issaquah Creek icon Issaquah Creek - Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
North Creek icon North Creek - City of Bothell
Whitney Bridge icon Green River (Whitney Bridge) - Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group
Issaquah Creek-Lake Sammamish icon Issaquah Creek/Lake Sammamish - Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park
Soos Creek icon Soos Creek - Soos Creek Salmon Hatchery
Bear Creek Redmond Icon Bear Creek - Redmond Organization of Shared Environments
Longfellow Creek icon Longfellow Creek - Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Kelsey & Coal Creeks icon Kelsey & Coal Creeks - City of Bellevue
Bear Creek Woodinville icon Bear Creek - Water Tenders
Cedar River icon Cedar River - Cedar River Salmon Journey extended to October 29 and 30!
Piper's Creek icon Piper's Creek - City of Seattle
Ebright & Lewis Creeks icon Ebright Creek - City of Sammamish & Lewis Creek - City of Issaquah

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

Chinook salmon in Issaquah Creek! Photos taken 9/13/16 from the bridge near the hatchery.

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Photos: Larry Franks

Chinook salmon in the Green River by Lisa Parsons

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

Remember that clean water is good for fish and people! Help keep salmon swimming in our rivers and streams: Use natural yard care, clean up after your pet, and keep your car tuned

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.

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