Help Collect Water Samples in Our Park

World Water Day 2019

We invite you to join us in celebration of the 47th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the  World Water Monitoring Challenge by helping collect Water Samples in our park!

When: Saturday October 19th                  Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Work with other volunteers to collect water samples at multiple sites throughout the park. After a brief tutorial, each team will be sent to a collection site to obtain a sample. After the sample has been obtained, we will perform water temperature, turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen tests with the kits that are provided. This is a great opportunity to interact with your local community and be an important part of the success of our beautiful park. It’s also an opportunity to see the start of the salmon returning to our creek.

Ages 8-Adult are welcome to participate in this event. It’s a great way to spend a couple hours with your family and friends and learn more about the importance of the water we all depend on. 

More information at: http://www.carkeekwatershed.org/ or http://www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/

Please RSVP by sending an email to: CWCAP@carkeekwatershed.org

2019 Imprinting Season ends on May 11

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at a little after 8:00 PM saw the release of thousands of 3-4 inch Chum salmon fry into Venema Creek where they will make there way to Piper’s Creek, to Puget Sound, and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.  These very fit fish have a chance to return to these home waters in 3 to 5 years to spawn.  Having been imprinted with the smell (chemical/mineral signature) of the water from Piper’s Creek Watershed, some of these fish will return to Carkeek Park creek waters in 3-5 years to find good habitat and mates after all the challenges they will have survived since their release.

83 parents, teachers, kids, and CWCAP volunteers brought well-wishing anticipation to the these plump and frisky fish as they were released to continue their fascinating and challenging life cycle.  After feeding these fish 3 times per day, 7 days a week from January through May, CWCAP Salmon Imprint Stewards were on hand to enjoy conversations with visitors as everyone mingled before the final release.