WEST SEATTLE SALMON: Sightings in Fauntleroy, Longfellow creeks

Salmon sightings to report:

FAUNTLEROY CREEK: One day after the annual gathering to call the coho home, the first one has made it to the creek’s spawning reach, reports Judy Pickens on behalf of the volunteers watching the creek. It did not want to pose for a clear photo, so the one above is the best available for now. Three others have turned up – one dead, two alive – by the creek’s mouth. Now that the salmon have shown up, watch for word of “open creek” time this Saturday when you can go try your luck at spotting one!

LONGFELLOW CREEK: Jacquelyn sent this sighting from Longfellow Creek by Dragonfly Park:

Here’s info on Longfellow salmon-seeking.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SALMON: Sightings in Fauntleroy, Longfellow creeks"

  • Little Help October 22, 2019 (6:59 am)

    Go Salmon Go!There have been crews that appear to be working on the Delridge Way storm drains this week.  Curious if these drains,  which have been clogged for years, drain into Longfellow creek and if so, what would the impact be on the salmon?   What more can be done to restore  habitat in both Longfellow and Fauntleroy creeks?  

  • Judy October 22, 2019 (7:53 am)

    Regarding habitat, we’re still working on it – after 30 years – in the Fauntleroy Creek system.  Restoration is an ongoing thing as work done 20 years ago now needs to be revisited as climate change is taking a toll on instream structures designed for less forceful flows.

    • Little Help October 22, 2019 (5:50 pm)

      Thanks Judy,Is anyone actively working to improve Longfellow Creek regarding Salmon habitat?   I know the schools such as Louisa Boren have released salmon there and lots of wetland restoration along the banks, but are any organizations focused on bringing back salmon to Delridge?   

  • carolei October 22, 2019 (12:16 pm)

    Yay Salmon!

    • Peter hogan October 22, 2019 (3:03 pm)

      Live salmon at mouth of the creek just nowits way seems to blocked by a log that spans the creekphoto uploaded soon

  • Peter l hogan October 22, 2019 (3:05 pm)

    Still trying to get past this log

  • Judy Pickens October 22, 2019 (5:51 pm)

    We’re working on the logs on the beach and the sea grass that’s impeding access at the creek mouth.

    • Peter Hogan October 23, 2019 (1:22 pm)

      We looked at the mouth of the creek this morning…great work

  • Judy Pickens October 23, 2019 (6:58 am)

    Regarding Longfellow, it’s still a very long-term NOAA research site as far as releases are concerned.  Boren, like all WS schools in the program, releases its Salmon in the Schools fry in Fauntleroy.  I’m not aware of active restoration there.

  • Mj October 23, 2019 (10:27 pm)

    Hopefully the salmon have success in creating future salmon!

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