On Saturday, November 10, 2018, CWCAP citizen scientists collected data from salmon carcasses in the Piper’s Creek Watershed. Each fall, CWCAP surveys each carcass to determine whether fish are fully spawned, partially spawned, or not spawned at all. This is one measure of the
The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP) uses education in action to promote clean water using the might of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to support the health and safety of salmon, watershed, community, and Puget Sound through volunteer, scholastic, agency, and community engagement.
Salmon are beginning to return to Carkeek Park! The first sighting was on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This was just one fish sighted in the wetlands about 200 feet upstream from the railroad culvert in Piper’s Creek. Since Saturday, a
Each Fall, Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP) enters the creeks and tributaries in the Pipers Creek Watershed to collect data from the salmon that naturally die after returning to the system. The primary objective is to determine the relative
Each spring, 4 batches of Chum salmon are delivered to the Imprint Pond at Carkeek Park to be imprinted by CWCAP Salmon Imprint Stewards. 21 lead Imprint Stewards and 13 regular Imprint Stewards, care for, feed, and oversee the Imprinting System from January to May. With fish provided by the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery, CWCAP releases nearly 100,000 imprinted salmon fry into Venema Creek. Imprinting will give these fish the best chance at returning to their home waters in the Pipers and Venema Creeks in 3 to 5 years to spawn.
Join us at the Imprint Pond on Saturday, May 12 at 7:45 PM for our final salmon release of Spring 2008. 38,000 fish will be released into Venema Creek which joins Pipers Pipers Creek which drains to Puget Sound. Tip: