SATURDAY: Increased chances to see salmon spawners as more arrive in Fauntleroy Creek

(Video by Tom Trulin)
Those are salmon spawners in the surf at Fauntleroy Cove, near the ferry dock, waiting to enter Fauntleroy Creek. As of late this afternoon, Judy Pickens from the Fauntleroy Watershed Council says, volunteer creek watchers had counted 31 spawners. On Saturday, you are invited to an all-ages “open creek,” noon-3 pm. Go to the fish-ladder overlook at SW Director and upper Fauntleroy Way – across and upslope from the ferry dock – where a volunteer will invite you down to creek level. You just might see one or more of the spawners, and volunteers will be ready to answer your questions. Children must be accompanied by adults; dogs are OK if leashed.

3 Replies to "SATURDAY: Increased chances to see salmon spawners as more arrive in Fauntleroy Creek"

  • Auntie October 28, 2022 (8:42 pm)

    It has been over 20 years since we have seen any salmon make it as far as Longfellow Creek near 24th & Graham. Saw one salmon way back when,  but they don’t seem to make it this far anymore. Might be the beaver dams and other obstuctions. Still glad to see they are on the move in the Creek.

  • Salmon Rock! October 28, 2022 (8:54 pm)

    SO incredibly cool, heart-warming and encouraging to see SO many salmon waiting in the surf to spawn upstream in our very own Fauntleroy Creek across from the ferry dock this year!  Huge thanks for the tireless and excellent efforts of our salmon watchers and scientists, including the Sears family and Judy Pickens!

  • Judy October 29, 2022 (7:42 am)

    Credit is due SO many people.  Come to our open creek if you can and go home with a list of current volunteer opportunities!

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