photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

photos courtesy of Cedar River Salmon Journey

Cedar River Salmon Journey events allow close look at spawning salmon

Seattle Aquarium to host events every weekend in October at multiple Cedar River locations.

As salmon return to the rivers and creeks where they were born to spawn a new generation this Fall, naturalists and educators from the Seattle Aquarium will be at locations along the Cedar River in Renton and Maple Valley to allow folks around the Puget Sound to see the salmon in their natural habitat and to learn about the spawning process.

The Cedar River Salmon Journey events will occur every weekend in October from 11am to 4pm at several locations including:

Renton Library at 100 Mill Ave S in Renton, where visitors can stand directly above the river and watch the spawning salmon while also being able to see the many human changes to the Cedar River.

Cedar River Park at 1717 Maple Valley Highway in Renton, where visitors can see how some salmon are removed for the hatchery.

Riverview Park at 3201 Maple Valley Highway in Renton, where spawning salmon can be seen from a bridge that passes over the river.

Belmondo Reach Natural Area at 16248 SE Cedar Mountain Place in Renton, where visitors can see a salmon habitat restoration site where plants and trees have been planted to benefit the riparian zone.

Landsburg Park at SE 252nd PI & Landsburg Rd. SE in Ravensdale where visitors can see salmon redds where they have laid their eggs in the river gravel.

For more information call 206-792-5851 or email salmonjourney@seattleaquarium.org.

According to the Seattle Aquarium, the Cedar River contributes over 50% of Lake Washington’s inflow and provides two-thirds of the water used by residents and businesses in King County.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@vashonbeachcomber.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

orca
Thanksgiving Day brings magnificent visitors to island waters

J-Pod orcas visit Point Robinson on Thanksgiving Day.

Vashon man charged with sexual assault

The man allegedly assaulted a woman at a Vashon home where both he and the woman were present.

vib
Experts urge caution as variant emerges during holiday season

VashonBePrepared estimates more than half of Vashon’s 5 to 11-year-olds have their first COVID shots.

tease
Artist, writer and adventurer Kajira Wyn Berry dies at 94

Arriving on Vashon at the age of 48, Kaj Berryquickly found both purpose and a deep sense of place.

TEASE
Film icon Tom Skerritt brings acclaimed new film to Vashon

“East of the Mountains,” will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Vashon Theatre.

found
A new documentary, ‘Found,’ features a familiar local family

“Found,” a new feature documentary that premiered on Netflix in mid-October, has… Continue reading

What’s Happening | Dec. 2 edition

WinterFest is back in full swing, celebrate Chanukah with the Havurah and more.

covid
VashonBePrepared’s Guide for the Holidays while being COVID Safe

VashonBePrepared offers tips for remaining healthy and safe during the upcoming holiday season.

aids
Vashon World AIDS Day teaches through art, theatre and more

Community commemorates World AIDS Day through various programs.

Most Read