Celebrate World Fish Migration Day at Ballard Locks

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials are inviting visitors to celebrate World Fish Migration Day, at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 21.

World Fish Migration Day is a one-day, global event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.

NOAA Fisheries, Seattle Aquarium and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance will be on hand to provide information and the Lock’s natural resource staff will provide interactive learning activities about fish passage, the salmon life cycle and more.

Seattle students and youth groups can join artist Esteban Camacho Steffensen to paint a mural today (Friday, May 20) from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mural painting will continue on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and on Sunday, May 22, from noon – 1:30 p.m.

The salmon-shaped mural, designed by Steffensen, is set to illustrate the connection between urban runoff and local rivers and streams.


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