Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards seeking new volunteers

Each year in November and December, hundreds of salmon return to Piper’s Creek at Carkeek Park. To educate the public about the salmon run, a group of volunteer Salmon Stewards greet park visitors and explain the salmon’s life cycle and habitat. The annual salmon run is coming up fast, and the stewards are looking to grow their volunteer base: on Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be a training for new stewards, and an opportunity to sign up for a few three-hour shifts on weekends in November and early December.

“By attending this training you’ll become a volunteer docent educated in best available science,” the event info reads. “This program allows you to communicate effectively on how the adoption of certain individual actions can positively affect the health of the many waterbodies surrounding Seattle and thus promote the ongoing health of local salmon.”

Salmon Stewards’ duties include staffing a salmon information table near Piper’s Creek, roving the creek while talking to visitors, and answering questions about the salmon return. Volunteers also keep a tally of the number of salmon that return to the creek.

The salmon run is also celebrated each year at festival, the Piper’s Creek Salmon Celebration, to welcome the salmon home; the festival will be Sunday, Nov. 18 from 11am to 2pm. There will be music, food, and activities throughout the park, with the Salmon Stewards on hand to answer questions.

Any questions, contact Bill.Malatinsky@Seattle.Gov or Becca.Reilly@Seattle.Gov. To sign up for the training, call 206-733-9697.


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DoucheBro
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DoucheBro

Protect watersheds by REMOVING ILLEGAL CAMPING AND RV CHEMICAL TOILET DUMPING.

Yardwork
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Yardwork

Are people really dumping their RV toilets in our watershed?

Yep
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Yep

Yep.

I actually do care
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I actually do care

There is only one authorized RV waste dumping facility and I believe it is in Shoreline. Our neighbors experiencing recreational vehicularness don’t all seem to make the trip up there. And camps by streams and culverts drain effluvia directly into the watershed. Where are the environmentalists in all of this discussion? These unauthorized living arrangements create a notable negative to the environment.

Woke William
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Woke William

We should call them ‘people experiencing shittiness”

Woke William is Wrong
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Woke William is Wrong

We’re the ones experiencing the shittiness, girlfriend.

Soy Ahoy
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Soy Ahoy

Park Hobos are the worst.

Mike O'Brien Loves RV Waste
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Mike O'Brien Loves RV Waste

And he won’t be happy ’till we’re all wallowing in it. Can you say “Most Vulnerable Excreta”?

hayduke
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hayduke

Don’t worry, MOB will hop in his kayak and paddle out to make it whole again.

Republican Party
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Republican Party

This issue can easily be resolved with tax cuts and loosening up environmental regulations. If that doesn’t work, just blame Obama and the Clintons.

Deflection? What deflection?
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Deflection? What deflection?

Our own City Council bears the blame for this, not Clinton, Obama OR Trump. But nice try.

DoucheBro
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DoucheBro

Nice projection there!

🎃🍁🍂🐿
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🎃🍁🍂🐿

Nature is important

hayduke
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hayduke

“Welcome, Salmon Stewards. Let’s get out there and clean up our park! Oh, and kids? That pile of brown stuff by the tent? That’s not mud.”

COW SATURATION
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COW SATURATION

I have seen toilet paper with poop on it in parks and needles in the leafs. It’s kind of gross and and I’m not sure where to report this kind of thing

Nightmare on City Hall Street
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Nightmare on City Hall Street

Do you experience the internet on a smart phone (post-flip phone)? Download the Find It Fix It app for the city of Seattle. You can report all manner of things there and know in your heart that you are sending pixels to a room in City Hall basement where rhesus monkeys print out your report and wave it wildly in the air while shrieking loudly.

DoucheBro
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DoucheBro

Nice take! Also, they will be sure to blame Republican “obstructionism” or something when they fail to fix anything or waste their budget on muffins or obesity workplace yoga or whatever.

Rick
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Rick

I volunteered for a Earth Day salmon event years ago and loved it. I’m glad they are doing this and still taking care of the streams and salmon.

COW SATURATION
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COW SATURATION

I think there’s a festival or something going on in issaquah soon