Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at the viewing sites around the watershed as they make their seasonal journey!
Piper's Creek annual salmon watching
|Dates:||Weekends November 9 to December 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Friday, November 29 with special activities, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Location:||Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle|
|Contact:||For information, contact Bill Malatinsky at 206-684-5999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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: http://tinyurl.com/3fe6a78.
Salmon at Carkeek Park - more salmon in Piper's Creek
Welcome the Salmon Home to Piper's Creek
Friday, November 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FREE
Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle 98177
On the day after Thanksgiving 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. For more details call 206-684-5999, email email@example.com, or visit Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/3fe6a78.
Sponsored by: Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP), Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks' Environmental Learning Centers.
Related Carkeek events:
Salmon Steward Training
Saturday, October 26, 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 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: 206-684-5999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the Clean Water Act
Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m. - Noon. FREE
Ages 13 and older
Help test Piper's Creek water and learn what is needed to improve its quality and transform it into a healthy habitat for humans and fish! For more information, please call Nancy Malmgren at 206-363-4116.
More Seattle Salmon Events:
Salmon Return Family Festival
Saturday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle
Bring the whole family to celebrate the return of the salmon and the close of summer at Olympic Sculpture Park's PACCAR Pavilion. This special festival will be filled with earth-friendly art making, family-friendly tours, live music, perfomances, dancing and more! Visit the calendar section at tinyurl.com/ltowp5o.