September 2019 through June 2020
Cedar River Salmon Journey
Where Ballard Locks
When Weekends in June-September at 11am–3pm
Join the journey of a lifetime. Free and family friendly!
Join volunteer naturalists along the Cedar River to see and learn about salmon.
What do salmon need to thrive? Why is clean and cold water so important to their survival? Discover how you can help to keep these special creatures coming back to the river where they were born. See the salmon migration and learn about the epic journey that takes place every year as salmon swim from the ocean, through the Ballard Locks, into Lake Washington, and up the river to spawn. The Cedar River hosts Chinook, sockeye and coho salmon among other fish species.
Summer dates: June 29, July 13, July 20, August 10, August 17, August 24, September 7 and September 14 at the Ballard Locks, 11am-3pm.
Fall dates at locations along the Cedar River coming soon.
- Avoid pesticides. Use native plants and learn about "friendly" insects.
- Conserve water in your home and yard.
- Enrich your garden with compost rather than chemical fertilizer.
- Sweep your sidewalks and driveway instead of hosing them down.
- Fix oil leaks. Recycle used motor oil. Drive less.
- Take your car to a commercial car wash that recycles water.
- Properly dispose of pet waste. Fence larger animals away from streams.
- Plant a tree. Build a rain garden. These actions help control and clean water runoff.
- King County Flood Control District
- Seattle Public Utilities
- The WRIA8 Salmon Recovery Council
- The City of Renton
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Seattle District