Wonderful friends of the Carkeek Park Salmon Stewards program, now that that the 2017 season has officially drawn to a close, we wanted to update you on some final numbers. If you're curious about how many salmon returned to Carkeek Park this fall, the best reference for that can be found at the link below. It is key to remember that these returning fish are Suquamish Tribal hatchery fish and stocked in Piper's Creek on a yearly basis. Evidenced by other creeks in Seattle -- ...such as Longfellow, Thornton, and Taylor -- the run at Carkeek is only as robust as it is due to this hatchery input. Collectively we'll need to need to continue to make small changes in our lives to help protect and even improve the homes of our favorite anadromous fish. Remember that picking up after your pet, practicing natural yard care, driving less when feasible, and even checking out great rebate programs like Rainwise can go a long way when those things are done by friends and neighbors alike: http://www.700milliongallons.org/rainwise/eligibility/
And if you're curious about some of the visitor and Salmon Celebration people-type numbers, we'll post on that soon!