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Salmon and trout

Science, volunteer opportunities, and Endangered Species Act response

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Salmon and trout in King County, Washington and the northwest

Salmon Watcher Program
Volunteer Monitoring Program

Be a Salmon WatcherSalmon Watcher is a multi-jurisdictional effort focused at protecting a Pacific Northwest treasure and educating the community in the process. The 19-year-old program involves volunteers watching streams for spawning salmon in King and Snohomish Counties. This effort mainly focuses on waters within the Lake Washington Watershed.

Want to become a Salmon Watcher? Go to our Volunteer page. This page includes our training dates.

Already a Salmon Watcher? Go to our page for Active Volunteers. This page has info you can use once you've gone through training.

Want to help salmon? We've got some great ideas listed on the Helping Salmon page.

Need to report a code violation? More information can be found on the Helping Salmon page.

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This program is conducted in cooperation with the King County Water and Land Resources Division, Bellevue Stream Team, Redmond Stream Team, and the cities of Seattle, Bothell, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Renton, with financial support from the King County Flood Control District Cooperative Watershed Management Grant.