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 8 to December 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Friday, November 28 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 28, 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, or visit Facebook:

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 25, 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: 206-684-5999 or email  

Celebrate the Clean Water Act
Saturday, October 18 , 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 6, 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. This special festival will be filled with art making, live music, yoga and more! Visit to learn more.

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