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: November 2 & 3, November 9 & 10, November 16 & 17, November 23 & 24, November 30 & December 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Sunday, November 24 with special activities, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle
Contact: For information, email bill.malatinsky@seattle.gov or anne.bentley@seattle.gov (reachable during business hours).

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 http://tinyurl.com/3fe6a78 or www.carkeekpark.org.

Welcome the Salmon Home to Piper's Creek
Sunday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 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:The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP), Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle Parks' Environmental Learning Centers.

For more details call 206-512-7988, email bill.malatinsky@seattle.gov or anne.bentley@seattle.gov visit Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/3fe6a78 or www.carkeekpark.org.

Bus Routes:

Metro Bus Route 28, 40, or RapidRide D Line are the closest to Carkeek.

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 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: 206-512-7988 or email bill.malatinsky@seattle.gov or anne.bentley@seattle.gov.  

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