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 the viewing sites around the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish and Green/Duwamish Watersheds as they make their seasonal journey!

Piper's Creek annual salmon watching

Dates: Weekends November 7 to December 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Friday, November 27 with special activities, 11 a.m. - 1 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:

Salmon at Carkeek Park -Seattle celebrates life cycle of salmon (KING5 News)

Welcome the Salmon Home to Piper's Creek
Friday, November 27, 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.

Sponsored by: Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP), Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks' Environmental Learning Centers. Metro Bus Route 28 is the closest to Carkeek.

For more details call 206-684-7086, email, or visit Facebook:

Related Carkeek events:

Salmon Steward Training
Saturday, October 24, 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: 206-684-7086 or email  

Celebrate the Clean Water Act
Saturday, October 17, 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:

Finale Festival
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle

Celebrate one last time and help us wrap up an amazing Summer at SAM season. Join us for a day filled with music, art making, and yoga for all ages, and learn more about the Native American tradition of welcoming the late-summer return of the salmon. Visit to learn more.

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