Resident cutthroat trout are in Carkeek Park year-round

Resident coastal cutthroat trout are found year-round Mohlendorph, Venema, and Piper’s Creeks; photo of Adan Martinez, UW Fishery graduate working with CWCAP during the annual salmon spawning survey on Nov. 15, 2014

Resident cutthroat trout are in Carkeek Park year-round

Thousands of salmon fry are released every Spring by CWCAP volunteers and hundreds of adults return in the Fall to spawn. But did you know that there are year-round resident coastal cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarkii sp.) in the creeks too?

Adult cutthroat trout spawn in the Spring and there are juveniles throughout the system in Mohlendorph, Venema, and Pipers Creeks, and the lower wetlands.

Thanks to the Cox Conserves Heroes program!

KIRO 7’s Cox Conserves HeroesThank you for taking part in the 2016 Cox Conserves Heroes program!

KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), selected Bill Hagen, CWCAP Salmon Programs Director, as one of three finalists for the 2016 annual KIRO7/Trust for Public Land/Cox Conserves Hero award for his many years of contributions to salmon restoration, education, and outreach at Carkeek Park.

The voting portion of the campaign is now closed and KIRO 7 will announce the Finalist who received the most online support, and to award donations to each of the representative non-profits with the goal of hosting an event in September 2016.

KIRO 7, Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land are all extremely proud to honor the unsung heroes in our communities and support the organizations that matter to them. We look forward to seeing you all very soon to pay tribute to these tremendous accomplishments!

The $10,000 and two $5,000 prizes will be donated in the names of the winners to 501 (c)(3) environmental non-profits of their choice.