Why shade matters: Earth week special

The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed covers much of southern King County. In fact, it covers 450 miles. It is home to chinook, chum, coho, pink and steelhead salmon. Map of the watershed Since 2005, local governments in the watershed have carried out restoration projects to protect a healthy watershed ecosystem for both people and … More Why shade matters: Earth week special

Making way for salmon: Fixing culverts

Salmon are a treasured part of our natural heritage, with a rich history that is intertwined with indigenous people dating back many generations and up to current-day residents.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife produced a short film highlighting the need for increased funding to replace barrier culverts that prevent salmon from reaching their spawning … More Making way for salmon: Fixing culverts

How healthy is Bear Creek? It’s time to find out

The Bear Creek watershed supports nearly 10,000 households and is home to several species of salmon and trout. It spans King and Snohomish counties and reaches into Woodinville and Redmond. With so many living things relying on the creek, protecting future water quality and habitat is important. Why Study Bear Creek It will help us … More How healthy is Bear Creek? It’s time to find out

A quest for the little red fish

Our friends at the Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (USFWS) featured this great story on Kokanee Quest and the little red fish in the USFWS’ national quarterly newsletter. We liked the article so much we asked if we could republish to our blog. Story: What do you call a program that combines conservation education, smartphones, salmon viewing, and the Amazing Race … More A quest for the little red fish

Earth Day kokanee release, a big day for the little red fish

Earth Day is a big day for kokanee. Around this time of year the Kokanee Salmon Workgroup release the native juvenile kokanee into Lake Sammamish. What makes these fish so special? These native kokanee salmon are just one of four native populations in western Washington, spending their entire existence in and around Lake Sammamish. Long … More Earth Day kokanee release, a big day for the little red fish