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!

Piper's Creek annual salmon watching

Dates: Weekends November 5 to December 4, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Sunday, November 20 with special activities, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle
Contact: For information, email

salmon in Venema Creek (Carkeek Park) See hundreds of returning chum and coho make their way into Piper’s Creek at Carkeek Park throughout November and December. On weekends during the return, Salmon Stewards greet guests by the creek to explain the salmon's life cycle, habitat, and human influence on both.

Confirm and report salmon sightings, and interact with community members on Facebook: or

Welcome the Salmon Home to Piper's Creek
Sunday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle 98177

All ages are invited for activities to welcome the salmon home. Celebrate with hot drinks, music, good food, and activities throughout the park. Volunteer Salmon Stewards will be on hand to answer questions.

Sponsored by: Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP), Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks' Environmental Learning Centers.

For more details call 206-733-9697, email, or visit Facebook: or

Bus Routes:

Metro Bus Route 28 or RapidRide D Line are the closest to Carkeek.

Related Carkeek events:

Salmon Steward Training
Saturday, October 22, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FREE
Ages 13 and older

Need a cure for those rainy, autumnal weekend blues? Sign up for three to four 3-hour shifts in November and December to staff a table at Carkeek Park and answer visitors' questions while the salmon are in. No experience is necessary -- we will train you! Bring your calendar and a bag lunch! (NOTE: Even if you can't make it for Salmon Stewards this fall, consider being one of our volunteer feeders this winter.) School service credit is available for students! Please register one week or more in advance: 206-733-9697 or email  

Celebrate the Clean Water Act
Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. - Noon. FREE
Suitable for ages 8 to adult, no experience necessary.
Please RSVP!

Help test Piper's Creek water and learn what is needed to improve its quality and transform it into healthy habitat for humans and fish! RSVP and/or get more information from Rick Henry at 206-235-7431 (call/text), email or visit

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