Carkeek Imprint System — photos & video

An afternoon Tiny Trees day care group observes, discusses, and feeds salmon fry at the Carkeek Imprint Pond; May 10, 2017

The following video was taken during one of many visits by the Carkeek Park Tiny Trees day care group on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Thanks to Liz, Tess, Julie, and Jenn for setting up the times for CWCAP to share our wonderful outdoor classroom!

Below is a video of school fish from 28 public, private, and home schools in the Salmon in the Classroom program that were raised from eggs, cared for, and studied for 3 months in chilled 55 gallon aquariums, and then delivered to the Carkeek Imprint Pond for feeding and imprinting by CWCAP Imprint Stewards. These fish will be released into Venema Creek on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

 

The Imprint Pond System not only includes the iconic 900 gallon Les Malmgren Imprint Pond, but 2 Egg Incubator/Self-release tanks and an efficient Intake System some 200 feet upstream. The Intake System brings fresh oxygenated creek water into two large Sedimentation Tanks, through the incubators and imprint pond, then back out into Venema Creek. This entire system uses no motors or electricity, but the inspiring physics of simple gravitation and ingenious hydraulics.  Below is a slide show depicting random photos and events around the Carkeek (Les Malmgren) Imprint Pond.

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SEALASKA students help with the maintenance of the sedimentation tanks at the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond during day camp; photo by Ramonte Stanmore, 17; July 27, 2016

Priya P. helps with the maintenance of a section of the 200' intake pipe that brings water to the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond; photo by Ramonte Stanmore, 17; July 27, 2016
Priya P. helps with the maintenance of a section of the 200′ intake pipe that brings water to the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond; photo by Ramonte Stanmore, 17; July 27, 2016
SEALASKA students help with the maintenance of the sedimentation tanks at the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond during day camp; photo by Ramonte Stanmore, 17; July 27, 2016
SEALASKA students help with the maintenance of the sedimentation tanks at the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond during day camp; photo by Ramonte Stanmore, 17; July 27, 2016
Bill Hagen modifies the intake pipe; 2009
All of the water that flows through the Imprint Pond System enters through this essential, screened Intake Pipe. Bill Hagen modifies the pipe during its original installation in the Fall of 2009.
Bill Hagen nest to original 5 gallon egg incubator/self-release tank; 2010
Bill Hagen nest to original 5 gallon egg incubator/self-release tank; 2010

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Watch for "Feeding Salmon Fry" sign. Feeding Samon Fry-cropped

This sign lets Park visitors know that the Imprint Pond is open.
This sign lets Park visitors know that the Imprint Pond is open.

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