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!

"Meet the Salmon" along Bear Creek in Woodinville


October 6 & 7, October 13 & 14, and October 20 & 21 from 1-4pm; October 10 & 17 from 3-6pm

Location: Tolt Pipeline where it crosses Mink Road NE, Woodinville
Contact: For more information, contact Susan Wilkins at 206-437-8754 or susan@watertenders.org (reachable during business hours).
kids viewing salmon on Bear Creek

Water Tenders will host "Meet the Salmon" on the above dates at the Tolt Pipeline crossing on Bear Creek northeast of Redmond with an information booth, salmon displays and salmon viewing from the bridge and along the shoreline of Bear Creek.

Special note: The Bear Creek sockeye salmon return on a 4-year cycle. Major runs occurred in 2006, 2010 and 2014. The 2018 sockeye run is expected to be significant. The salmon's return to Bear Creek will be dependent on fall rainfall and in-stream flow. An exact return date is not known, but will be in early-mid October.

Driving directions:

Head to the Tolt Pipeline where it crosses Mink Road NE (between NE 148th St. and NE 150th Pl.) in Woodinville. Park on either side of the road and walk east on the pipeline trail about 1/4 mile to the kiosk at Bear Creek. Or use this map: https://goo.gl/maps/7yhACojuCRS2.

Sponsored by: Water Tenders.

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