Cedar River Salmon Journey, every weekend in October

FREE family-friendly salmon viewing programs!

Who: Everyone fascinated by Pacific salmon.

What: Follow salmon up the Cedar River this October! Watch our local salmon spawning, learn about their life cycle and discover the things we can all do to improve watershed health. A threatened run of Chinook, as well as sockeye and coho, return to the Cedar River each fall. Sockeye salmon are the easiest to spot since they spawn together in groups and are brightly colored, with red bodies and green heads. Look for larger Chinook in deeper pools, and watch for coho migrating back to the upper reaches of the watershed.

Volunteer naturalists can help you learn about what salmon need to thrive and why clean and cold water is so important to their survival. Discover how you can help keep these special creatures coming back to our watersheds. For free, family-friendly salmon activities, visit SeattleAquarium.org/salmon-journey.

When: Volunteer naturalists will be stationed from 11am to 4pm on October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at five locations along the Cedar River in the Renton and Maple Valley areas. 

Where: Renton Library, Cedar River Park, Riverview Park, Belmondo Reach Natural Area, and Landsburg Park. All sites are ADA accessible except Belmondo Reach and Landsburg Park. Parking is limited. Help salmon by carpooling, walking or biking between locations. The Cedar River Trail runs from Renton all the way to Landsburg Park. Visit one or all five sites. Each one is unique and provides a different view of the Salmon Journey.

For a flyer with directions or to get more information, visit SeattleAquarium.org/salmon-journey. Remember to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and respect the habitat.

Visitors to the Seattle Aquarium can see salmon in several habitats—including a hatchery—plus colorful tropical fish, sea otters, shorebirds, jellies, tidepool animals and more. We’re open daily, 9:30am–6pm. Advance ticket purchase and masks required. Learn more at SeattleAquarium.org/tickets.

About the Seattle Aquarium
Founded in 1977 and located on Pier 59 in the heart of Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium serves as the largest platform for ocean conservation and engagement in the Pacific Northwest. With a mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, it leads educational, conservation and regional research initiatives for a healthier planet. A thriving and vibrant Aquarium is a key part of Seattle. Help secure the Aquarium for years to come by donating to the Resilience Fund at www.seattleaquarium.org/donate.

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Tim Kuniholm
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