Rick Henry

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Carkeek Park Salmon Update


Carkeek Park is a special destination. Down the hill from the main entrance is a wide trail (to the right, North). The trail is mid-way on the the Salmon To Sound Trail. Walk up that trail and you’ll find a lot of salmon.

Right now at Carkeek Park, fish are being fed:
In the main fish pond: ~30,500 fish
In the Salmon in the Schools pond: ~4,000 fish
Already released in March 2019: ~60,000 salmon.

Salmon Imprint Stewards are there 3 times a day (morning, mid-day, and evening), 7 days a week. Watch for the “Help Feed Salmon” sign to know there is a Steward available to help feed the salmon.

CWCAP has already released nearly 30,000 salmon fry from the main fish pond and another nearly 30,000 from the Egg Incubation/Self-release Tank.

There are about 35,000 salmon fry at Carkeek Park right now being fed through Saturday, May 11. You can visit with your family and friends to help feed these fish before they are released into Venema Creek.

Salmon in the Schools fish are from 24 different schools. Public and private schools in this program raised fish from eggs in their schools and brought them to Carkeek Park as salmon fry. They will be cared for and released by CWCAP‘s well regarded Salmon Imprint Stewards.

Salmon eggs will be arriving soon… tis the season!

About 30,000 Chum salmon eggs! Year-round we thank the Suquamish Tribe for their generous participation and genuine friendship in the region and to the community in the Piper’s Creek Watershed.

And at this time every year, CWCAP and volunteers go to Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery to pick up 20-30,000 salmon eggs provided to our salmon programs.

Eggs donated by the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery are placed in incubators at Carkeek Park where they will hatch and eventually self-release into Venema Creek.

At the same time, 29 schools in the Salmon in the Schools program will get 200 salmon eggs each to hatch, feed, and study in their own chilled 55 gallon habitats for eventual release into Venema Creek.

The fall salmon run just ended in early December, but stay tuned because you’ll want to hear how this story continues!