Final Salmon Release of the 2019 Imprinting Season: Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 PM

Join us at the Carkeek Park Imprint Pond on Saturday, May 11 at 8:00 PM for our final salmon release of Spring 2019.  Thousands of fish will be released into Venema Creek which joins Pipers Pipers Creek and then drains to Puget Sound.  Tip: since the release is at dusk (not dark), bring a flashlight to help see the fish in the creek.

Salmon will continue to be fed 3 times per day, 7 days per week until then.  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 engage park visitors.  Stop by when you see the  Help Feed Salmon sign at the trail head up to the Imprint Pond.

Thank you Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery for providing our fish since 2004.  Thanks for all the fish!

Thank you CWCAP Salmon Imprint Stewards!  Your care for all of these fish and your willingness to spread your stewardship is priceless.

Thank you Salmon in the Schools!  So awesome, so connected to our schools and communities.

Thank you Seattle Public Utilities for continuing to innovate the protection of our waters, expand education, and support the Salmon in the Schools programs.

Thank you Seattle Parks for our space and your tireless support!

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.