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Cedar River Salmon Journey

See spawning salmon at sites along the Cedar River this fall! Learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that takes place every fall as salmon swim from the ocean, through the Chittenden Locks, through Lake Washington, and up the Cedar River to spawn.

Learn about the natural and human history of the Cedar River and the life cycle and habitat needs of the returning fish. Find out how you can help keep these special creatures coming back to the Cedar River!

When: October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31. Volunteers will be present 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.

Where: Renton Public Library, Cedar River Park, Riverview Park, Cavanaugh Park and Landsburg Park.

Visit one or all five sites! Bring the family to see salmon make their journey up the Cedar River. Each site is unique. At Renton Public Library stand directly above the salmon and see many human changes to the Cedar River. At Cedar River Park, see where some salmon are removed for the hatchery. At Riverview Park naturalists share the human history of the area. At Cavanaugh Park, take a 30-minute tour past wildlife viewing areas and habitat restoration project areas. At Landsburg Park, learn about the greater Seattle area’s water supply and watch how some salmon are allowed to pass into the closed boundaries of the municipal watershed.

All sites except Cavanaugh Pond are ADA accessible. Parking is limited; please carpool.