Want to be a Salmon Watcher volunteer?
Our dedicated volunteers watch for fish on their assigned creeks two times a week from September through December. The information they collect helps us know where salmon are spawning in our streams, and sometimes where barriers exist to salmon migration. Volunteers act as our "eyes and ears" in the watersheds and give us a heads up when things go awry in our neighborhood creeks. Find out more about our program, including how to identify salmon in your neighborhood, by exploring our site.
Here's what to do
The Salmon Watcher training sessions for 2012 are completed. The fish are in the streams and our volunteers are out watching for them. If you'd like to be put on the list to be contacted about volunteering next year, please contact Jennifer Vanderhoof, Ecologist.
Other local programs
Miller and Walker creeks. Want to do this type of volunteer work but live near Miller or Walker creeks in Burien? Check out Community Salmon Investigation.
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, Kirkland, Renton, Woodinville, and the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, with financial support from the King County Flood Control District Cooperative Watershed Management Grant.