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Oct 04


It's Salmon SEEson Again!

Posted by Anonymous

It's Salmon SEEson again!

Spot the spawners in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed this fall!  

Salmon SEEson

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!

Event Flyer [PDF] (link to King County)
VIDEO: "State of Salmon: Restoring a Washington Icon" (link to You Tube)

See salmon at these locations near Maple Valley:

Cedar River, near Renton: 

On Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, join the Cedar River Salmon Journey and see spawning salmon at five sites along the Cedar River near Renton. Experienced volunteer naturalists will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Renton Library, Cedar River Park, Riverview Park, Cavanaugh Pond, and Landsburg Park and Dam. Contact Charlotte Spang, Friends of the Cedar River Watershed, at 206-245-0143 or, or visit

Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah: 

See salmon return to Issaquah Creek daily from the bridge or through viewing windows from September through November. Trained docents from Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) will lead guided tours weekends from September 7 to November 10, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. For more information, contact FISH at 425-392-1118,, or visit us on Facebook at FriendsoftheIssaquahSalmonHatchery. The hatchery is at 125 W. Sunset Way in Issaquah.

Kelsey Creek, Bellevue: 

You can often see salmon returning to Kelsey Creek in October at the Mercer Slough fish ladder south of SE 8th in Bellevue, and at the West Tributary at Kelsey Creek Farm Park. You may want to call or email for updates before you go: or 425-452-5200.

There are also viewing sites in Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle, and Woodinville. View the Salmon SEEson! website for more information.

Salmon Watcher Program 

Want a unique Northwest experience? Salmon Watchers are volunteers who collect data on fish presence at nearby creeks, learn about healthy habitat, and gain an understanding of regional issues related to salmon conservation. Attend any one of our four trainings in Renton (August 28), Bellevue (September 11), Woodinville (September 12), or Seattle (September 25). Get more details at

For more information, visit and click on Salmon SEEson! or call 206-296-8016.