It’s that time of the year again when our PNW Chinook Salmon are returning to our freshwater creeks to spawn! There are a few local places that you can visit now to watch the salmon arrive: Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in Issaquah and the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder in Ballard, Seattle
If you’re lucky (and patient), you may be able to find salmon in our local creeks as well. Our Wilder Students have been releasing salmon fry into Colin Creek behind our school in hopes they’ll return to spawn.
Here are some useful links to learn more about the salmon of our community!
- Issaquah Fish Hatchery - https://www.issaquahfish.org/
- Ballard Locks Fish Ladder - https://ballardlocks.org/fish-salmon-ladder.html
- Wilder Salmon Program - https://wilderptsa.ptoffice.com/salmon-program/
- Local viewing areas: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/779f2239705a42fba71f198d958da479/?data_id=dataSource_2-Salmon_viewing_sites_8034%3A7