Call for Temporary Outdoor Artworks at Carkeek Park

Heaven & Earth X (2018): Flourish will be running August 20 – October 21, 2018. Deadline for submissions is  July 11, 2018.

The Carkeek Park Advisory Council (CPAC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite proposals for placement of up to eight temporary outdoor artworks in Carkeek Park, an approximately 190-acre urban forest located in NW Seattle, from August 20-October 21st, 2018 . The deadline for submissions is July 11, 2018; there is no fee to apply.

Artists and artist teams will be offered an honorarium of $1,000 ($500 upon successful installation of accepted projects, and another $500 upon successful de-installation of projects). For the ninth season of the ongoing series, the organizers have selected ArtSiteLtd, a professional sculpture installation team, as curator. The theme for the 2018 Heaven & Earth installation is FLOURISH

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Carkeek Park Salmon Imprint Stewards recognized by Seattle Parkways

Carkeek Park Salmon Imprint Stewards were featured in Seattle Parkways. 

They took special note of the impressive accomplishment this year illustrated by the numbers below:

Total deliveries: 104,115 Chum salmon eggs and fry
Total releases: 98,501 imprinted Chum salmon fry
Total volunteer hours from Daily Logbook: 600 (599.34)
Total visitors from January 7 to May 12: 3041 (58 group visits + random park visitors)

The Second and Final Salmon Fry Release is May 12th

The Second and Final Salmon Fry Release is May 12th at 7:45pm. Join us for the release of approximately 38,000 chum salmon fry. this batch includes 35,000 raised at the imprint pond and another 3000 fry raised by 25 local schools. For more information go to http://www.carkeekwatershed.org/

Until the release, feel free to come on down to the imprint pond to see the fry. If you arrive while a steward is present, you can even feed the fry. Stewards feed the fry in the morning around 8 or 9am, in the middle of the day around noon, and in the evening around 5pm. Note that all of the stewards are volunteers and what time they feed the fry is variable. So look for the white sandwich board sign at the bottom of the hill where Venema Creek flows under the road as you drive into the park.

1st Salmon Fry Release of 2018

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

The first batch of Chum salmon fry will be released into Venema Creek on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:15 PM! Look for the sign at the bottom of the hill as you enter the park directing you to the imprint pond.

Salmon Imprint volunteers have been feeding the 35,000 fry we received from the Suquamish Tribe hatchery at Grover Creek 3 time a day, 7 days a week for 45 days to prepare them for release.

Visit the CWCAP website for more information.

Registration for EarthKeepers Summer Day Camp 2018 is open

Weeks are filling up fast!

EarthKeepers is a special summer day camp for exploring, learning and playing outdoors in Carkeek Park’s 216 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach. We offer activities to foster friendship, learning, creativity and leadership. On any given day at Camp you may find yourself exploring the tide pools, hike the many trails, play in a field, learn about nature, or create art. Different themes each week! The age range that camp is designed for is 6 – 12. The camp runs 9am – 4pm , Monday through Friday, July 2 to August 24, 2018 (no camp July 4th).

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Scholarships Available.