Saturday, 3/19/2020 at 6pm, Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project volunteers will release the first batch of 35,000 fry from the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond and into Venema Creek. We will gather at 6pm and pull the plug, releasing the fry at about 6:15pm. Come on down to wish the fry a safe journey to the Sound and eventually Alaska, and back to Piper’s Creek in 3 to 4 years.
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, 11/24 from 11am until 2pm, all ages are invited to Carkeek Park for activities to welcome the salmon home. Celebrate with food (donuts, coffee, cider, and mandarin oranges), music, an appearance by Bert the Salmon, Salmon Jeopardy, a kid-friendly salmon scavenger hunt through the park, a salmon dissection and other information tables. Volunteer Salmon Stewards and CWCAP volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project invites you to join us in celebration of World Water Day by helping collect Water Samples in our park!
When: Saturday October 19th Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Work with other volunteers to collect water samples at multiple sites throughout the park. After a brief tutorial, each team will be sent to a collection site to obtain a sample. After the sample has been obtained, we will perform water temperature, turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen tests with the kits that are provided. This is a great opportunity to interact with your local community and be an important part of the success of our beautiful park. It’s also an opportunity to see the start of the salmon returning to our creek.
Ages 8-Adult are welcome to participate in this event. It’s a great way to spend a couple hours with your family and friends and learn more about the importance of the water we all depend on.
The first batch of Chum salmon fry will be released into Venema Creek on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:00 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 30,000 fry we received from the Suquamish Tribe hatchery at Grover Creek 3 time a day, 7 days a week for 37 days to prepare them for release.
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)