It’s salmon time at Carkeek Park.  Chum and coho thrash their way up Piper’s Creek to breed and die, and dozens of humans line up by the creek side to have a look at the action, and maybe cheer as a battered looking fish manages to thrash its way through a rough bit of water.  A team of volunteers hangs out at the creek from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 2 to educate the public about the fish and the creek. On Sunday, Nov. 18, they are having a special “Welcome the Salmon Home” celebration with music, activities, and refreshments.  Mary Vincent has been a salmon steward for 15 years. She is full of amazing salmon facts. (For example, did you know that spawning salmon only need to have their gills half covered in order to get oxygen?)

Take your kids to see spawning salmon at Seattle’s Carkeek Park

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