Fauntleroy Creek’s spring salmon season starts with Roxhill students

May 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm | In Environment, Fauntleroy, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 2 Comments

What looks to be a record-setting month of salmon-fry releases at Fauntleroy Creek has begun. On the warmest day so far this year, Roxhill Elementary students came to the creek after school today to release salmon they’d been raising:

Longtime volunteer Dennis Hinton was there to assist the students in carefully transferring the little salmon into the creek:

Creek steward Judy Pickens has drawn up the schedule for the next four weeks and tells WSB, “We expect to see at least 600 students this year in a record 20 releases.” Then in the fall, there’s another round of volunteer activity in the annual watch for returning salmon – last year was pretty much a bust, while the year before set a record.

2 Comments

  1. YAY for Ms. Ezenwaka and Ms. Michelle for leading the Roxhill Science Club in this trip.

    Comment by Denny/Sealth Dad — 2:49 pm May 2, 2014 #

  2. Nice to see salmon-fry releases of this year has begun!

    Comment by Suchang — 4:48 pm May 2, 2014 #

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