With the salmon spawning at Carkeek Park, Seattle Parks and Animal Control will be conducting emphasis patrols for any off-leash dogs. Piper’s Creek at Carkeek is a popular salmon viewing spot, and Animal Control says dogs pose both a danger to the salmon and themselves. Salmon poisoning is fatal in 90% of dogs. So officers […]
Summer salmon viewing is in full swing in the underwater viewing area of the Salmon Ladder at Ballard Locks. Our news partners at The Seattle Times captured the images below over the weekend. Head to the Locks this summer and check out the view! Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re headed to the Ballard SeafoodFest today (Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), you can’t miss the salmon — from the annual salmon BBQ ($10) to a salmon fundraiser, selling whole fish for just $3 a pound. The annual BBQ is a tradition that draws long lines with a delicious alder-fired recipe that […]
Both the large and small locks will be closed this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The closure will allow dive teams to inspect an “Adult Salmon Exclusion Structure” immediately upstream of the locks. The system was installed last year to keep the salmon from being trapped in the return system. The doors of […]
We spent Sunday afternoon at Salmon Days, the big annual festival in Issaquah. And as always, it featured the “World Famous Salmon BBQ.” Sure, we’re a little biased, but we’re pleased to report it doesn’t come close to Warren Aakervik’s expert grilling at Ballard’s annual SeafoodFest. Not only does Aakervik’s salmon taste better, the helpings […]
Thousands of chinook salmon are making their way through the Ballard Locks right now, much to the delight of tourists and children. In fact, some of the chinooks are the size of small children. Today, several county, state and federal leaders including King County Executive Ron Sims held a press briefing near the fish ladder […]
Just a reminder, today (Saturday) is the ribbon-cutting ceremony and BBQ for the new Salmon Bay Nature Area overlook. It’s a new public plaza and deck that overlooks a stretch of undeveloped wooded land that provides refuge for migrating juvenile salmon. The ribbon cutting with the mayor is at 2 p.m., and an outdoor BBQ […]
While it certainly hasn’t felt like spring very much so far, here’s one sign that nature’s eternal cycle is, well, cycling: The smolt slides at the Locks are being made ready for the yearly exodus of young salmon migrating to Puget Sound. The slides give the salmon a safer route to salt water than the […]