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Cedar River Salmon Journey

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Thank you for joining us for our 2023 Cedar River Journey season! Please check back again soon for our 2024 program dates.

Share your feedback

Thanks for joining us on the Cedar River this season! Let us know what you think by taking our survey below.

Take the survey

Become a naturalist

Interested in becoming a Cedar River Salmon Journey volunteer? Fill out the form below.

Interest Form

Take action on behalf of salmon!

Start by checking out the Aquarium’s Act for the Ocean webpage, review salmon actions below or sign up for the Aquarium’s policy action alerts. Everything you do to help salmon also helps our southern resident orcas—and is good for people too! 

Get involved

Volunteer, vote and share your knowledge with others

Conserve water

Sweep driveways, take shorter showers and use drought-tolerant plants in your yard

With your car

Take your car to a commercial car wash and have oil leaks fixed

In your yard

Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly, or just use compost

Around your dog

Pick up dog waste, bag it and place it in the trash (not in the yard waste bin)

At home

Properly use, store and dispose of hazardous household materials


Salmon Conservation and Restoration: We Work to Save Salmon in Your Watershed (King County)

Living with Salmon in King County (a guide to salmon in King County)

Habitat Conservation Plan for the Cedar River Watershed and Fish (Seattle Public Utilities)

Salmon Conservation (WA Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Salmon Identification: Ocean Phase vs Spawning Phase (WA Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Protecting Surface Water in Renton (the City of Renton)

Washington State’s biennial report on salmon, their habitat and recovery efforts (Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Watch our webinar series and hear from an education specialist, a fisheries biologist and a salmon recovery manager about the challenges salmon face, their population trends and local restoration efforts in the Cedar River.

Part 1: The Cedar River, a lifeline for people and salmon (an introduction to the Cedar River watershed)

Part 2: Salmon and the Cedar River (an overview of Cedar River salmon and their population trends)

Part 3: Salmon Recovery in the Cedar River: Restoring a place where salmon and people can live together (salmon recovery actions in the Cedar River watershed)

Thank you to our sponsors

King County Flood Control District

MMS Giving Foundation

Seattle Public Utilities

The WRIA8 Salmon Recovery Council

The City of Renton

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Seattle District


Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

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