It's Salmon SEESon Again!

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!

Watch for salmon migrating to their upstream spawning beds on the Duwamish River

Dates: July through September (pinks), August and September (Chinook and coho), and October through November (chum)
Location: North Wind's Weir, 2914 S. 112th St., Tukwila Gardens Park, 11269 East Marginal Way, and Codiga Park, 12585 50th Pl. S., in Tukwila
Contact: For latest information, check www.DuwamishAlive.org
Walking Bridge at North Wind's Weir

Visit three Duwamish River sites - North Wind’s Weir, Tukwila Gardens Park, and Codiga Park - to see salmon migrating to their upstream spawning beds. See pinks July through September, Chinook and coho in August and September, and then come back October through November to watch chum salmon return.

Sponsored by: Duwamish Alive Coalition.

Celebrate the salmon’s epic journey at two special community events this fall:

Tukwila Salmon Seeson Festival
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Codiga Park AND

Longfellow Creek Salmon Community Day
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. at Greg Davis Park, 2600 SW Brandon St, Seattle.

At both these FREE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS, view salmon on their migration journey to their spawning beds. Learn about salmon and healthy habitat, and how salmon health is connected to your health. Enjoy music and activities for all ages!

Check our website www.DuwamishAlive.org for the latest information about viewing sites, wildlife including salmon spawning, habitat restoration work, and events. You can also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DuwamishAlive or email info@duwamishalive.org.

Viewing sites:

North Wind’s Weir, 2914 S. 112th St., Tukwila. See Chinook, pink, coho, chum and steelhead migrate to upstream spawning beds through the natural weir here, allowing for good viewing, especially at low tide. Visitors can often see bald eagles, osprey, kingfisher, and blue heron.

View the river from the wheelchair-accessible walking bridge or the flat walking trail around the perimeter of the restored habitat site. Parking is available along the street or at Cecil Moses Park across the river. The weir is also within easy walking distance of the Tukwila Link station – or bike here along the well-used Green River Trail, which runs right past the site. The location has interpretive signage and is maintained by Puget Sound Steward volunteers from EarthCorps. Learn more about North Wind’s Weir here: http://www.duwamishalive.org/duwamish-sites/north-winds-weir/.

North Wind’s Weir is an important element in the Puget Sound Salish oral story of the Epic of the Winds. Read it here: http://coastsalishmap.org/north_wind_and_storm_wind.htm.

Tukwila Gardens Park, 11269 East Marginal Way S., Tukwila. This is Tukwila’s newest park, which opened in April and is designed to provide critical shallow water habitat essential to the survival of juvenile salmon. The park gives visitors a place to access and appreciate the hidden beauty and potential of this important urban river. With excellent views of the Duwamish River, people can rest on benches, launch a kayak or canoe, or walk the shoreline. The site is wheelchair-accessible with limited parking.

Codiga Park

Codiga Park, 12585 – 50th Pl. S., Tukwila. See Chinook, pink, coho, chum and steelhead salmon migrate up the Duwamish River at this site, once a dairy farm. The best viewing is at low tide, but jumping fish can be seen throughout the day in season. Visitors often spot bald eagles, osprey and blue heron. There is easy public access to the Duwamish here, with a wide flat path and a gentle, sandy slope to the river. The park has picnic tables, a covered area, and interpretive signs. Metro Bus Route 107 stops nearby.

Efforts to restore this relatively natural 1,000 feet of Duwamish River bank for fish habitat have been ongoing for the past ten years. The site is currently maintained by EarthCorps Puget Sound Steward volunteers. Learn more about Codiga Park:
www.duwamishalive.org/duwamish-sites/codiga-park/.

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