The Salmon Watchers Program gives citizens the opportunity to get involved in the care of salmon bearing streams. During the salmon run season, September through January, volunteers will record how many salmon they see at a selected location and the date and time of their site visits. The program serves to increase public awareness of the plight of the salmon, and indicates where habitat enhancement may be valuable.
The City of Renton Surface Water Utility and the King County Water and Land Resources Division will provide volunteers with the necessary Salmon Watcher training. Training on recognizing the various species of salmon and trout will be presented at several places. A field trip will be held at Bear Creek in Redmond.
How do you become a Salmon Watcher?
Simple! Just attend one of our classroom trainings. No experience necessary. All trainings are 7 – 9 p.m.
- Wed., Sept. 5, Renton Community Center, Renton
- Tues., Sept. 11, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue Thur.
- Sept. 13, Woodinville City Hall, Woodinville Wed.
- Oct. 3, Greenwood Senior Center, Seattle
Salmon Watcher Sites:
In Renton, volunteers can select from sites along the Cedar River and May Creek that are best for salmon watching. The specific locations will be safe and easily accessible. To learn more about the Salmon Watchers Program and volunteer opportunities, please visit the Salmon Watcher Web Site of King County Water and Land Resources.
For more information, call Gary Fink, Surface Water Utility, at 425.430.7392 or by email using the link below.