Salmon Release

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2019’s 1st batch of salmon fry will be released on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm (dusk)!

Join us at the Carkeek Park Imprint Pond on Sunday, March 24 at about 7:00 PM for our first salmon release of Spring 2019.  30,000 fish will be released into Venema Creek, the main tributary of Piper’s Creek.  Tip: since the release is at dusk (not dark), bring a flashlight to help see the fish in the creek as they gather in the creek after release. Evening releases provide an opportunity for the fish to avoid visual predators like birds while they acclimate to creek conditions and work their way to Piper’s Creek and soon after, Puget Sound.

Salmon will continue to be fed 3 times per day, 7 days per week until the release.  Please come by with family and friends to learn a bit, tell stories, and help feed the fish.  Salmon Imprint Stewards are at the park in the mornings, mid-days, and evenings to feed and do maintenance.  Stop by when you see the Help Feed Salmon sign at the trail head up to the Imprint Pond.

The next delivery of 30-35,000 salmon fry will be this Tuesday, March 26 by the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery. Salmon in the Schools fish will begin arriving on Friday, March 29 through April 19. More Carkeek Park salmon news to come…

Salmon Imprint Stewards enjoy an afternoon at Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens is a dreamland of landscaping achievements, plantings, and history.  And this year, CWCAP’s Salmon Imprint Stewards had this fabulous oasis to roam during our annual Appreciation Party on Saturday, June 2, 2018!

The discussion of business of the Salmon Imprinting Season was brief and the rest of the time was devoted to basking in the sunshine, gifting of gab, and enjoying Elizabeth’s telling of the history of Dunn Gardens’ more than 100 year history.  Elizabeth Conlin is a trained docent at Dunn Garden’s and not only knows her historical facts, but also has knowledge of the many thousands of plants and landscaping features around the garden grounds.

CWCAP heartily thanks Dunn Gardens and Carolyn Cox for a wonderful afternoon enjoying the events facility, magical surroundings, and delightful historical context in the Broadview neighborhood.  Please visit their inspiring website at for a surprising look at this Broadview treasure.

CWCAP also thanks Starbucks in Shoreline and Pagliacci in North City for their generous contributions to CWCAP’s Salmon Imprint Steward Appreciation Party.