Camp Lutherwood, Mud Creek Salmon Sighting
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Camp Lutherwood, Mud Creek Salmon Sighting

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KOKANEE AND COHO AT THIS BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE RETREAT

Anyone who has seen salmon swimming their way up our watershed to spawn can tell you this is a must see feature of living in the Pacific Northwest.  The incredible display of perseverance and resilience can teach us a lot during Washington's darkest and rainiest season.

Complimentary warm beverages will be available, open to all ages, no cost and no RSVP needed to attend. How cool is that? Open house style, visit anytime between 12-3pm on either or both of the two dates! 

What type of salmon might I see? kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka) & coho (Oncorhynchus kitutch)

What if I have questions? NSEA naturalists will be available to answer questions and help visitors view salmon in our local creeks as they return from the sea.

What should I wear/bring? Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, bring a camera, binoculars and/or a sketch book to make a record of the mini miracle you'll see. 

Special Note to Pet Owners: Please leave your 4-legged friends at home so as not to disturb the salmon while spawning - their energy is already limited and additional stress can be lethal at this final stage in their lifecycle. 

Directions: MAP

From the South

Take I-5 exit 246 (North Lake Samish.) When you get off the freeway you will come to a stop sign. Turn right on to North Lake Samish Drive. This will take you over the freeway. Continue past the Shell following N. Lake Samish Drive down a hill. At the first fork stay to the right to continue on North Lake Samish Drive. Continue along N. Lake Samish Drive until you come to Samish Park. There is a bridge on your left. Cross the bridge and continue straight onto Roy Road. Follow Roy Road for one mile and you will see the camp entrance. Welcome to Lutherwood! Follow the NSEA signs and look for our blue tents.

From the North

Take I-5 exit 246 (North Lake Samish) When you get off the freeway you will come to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign on to North Lake Samish Drive. Go down the hill. At the first fork stay to the right to continue on North Lake Samish Drive. Continue along N. Lake Samish Drive until you come to Samish Park. There is a bridge on your left. Cross the bridge and continue straight onto Roy Road. Follow Roy Road for one mile and you will see the camp entrance. Welcome to Lutherwood! Follow the NSEA signs and look for our blue tents.

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Taylor Shellfish, Oyster Creek Salmon Sighting
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Taylor Shellfish, Oyster Creek Salmon Sighting

Come learn about the impressive life-cycle of salmon near the mouth of Oyster Creek. 

Bear witness to the final leg of the salmon journey: spawning the next generation!

This is a must see for anyone who might be new to the Pacific Northwest - the earlier you see it, the quicker you'll understand why salmon are emblematic. (This would probably make a pretty cool first date too!) 

Complimentary warm beverages will be available, open to all ages, no cost and no RSVP needed to attend. How cool is that? Open house style, visit anytime between 12-3pm on either or both of the two dates! 

What type of salmon might I see? Chum salmon (Onchorynchus keta

What if I have questions? NSEA naturalists are partnering with Skagit Fishery Enhancement Group (SFEG) experts and will be available to answer questions and help visitors view salmon in our local creeks as they return from the sea.

What should I wear/bring? Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, bring a camera, binoculars and/or a sketch book to make a record of the mini miracle you'll see. 

Special Note to Pet Owners: Please leave your 4-legged friends at home so as not to disturb the salmon while spawning - their energy is already limited and additional stress can be lethal at this final stage in their lifecycle. 

Directions: From Bellingham drive south on Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Drive) to Taylor Shellfish Farms at 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 98232. From Mt. Vernon drive north on I-5 and take exit 231 for WA-11 N/Chuckanut Drive toward Bow-Edison. Continue on WA-11 N/Chuckanut Drive until you get to Taylor Shellfish Farms at  2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 98232.  MAP

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Arroyo Park Salmon Sighting
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Arroyo Park Salmon Sighting

Discover the beauty of salmon as they find their way home to spawn.

Anyone who has seen salmon swimming their way up our watershed to spawn can tell you this is a must see feature of living in the Pacific Northwest.  The incredible display of perseverance and resilience can teach us a lot during Washington's darkest and rainiest season.  We invite you to join us in exploring the inspiring story of salmon at Arroyo Park.

Complimentary warm beverages will be available, open to all ages, no cost and no RSVP needed to attend. How cool is that? Open house style, visit anytime between 12-3pm on either or both of the two dates! 

What type of salmon might I see? Chum (Oncorhynchus keta)

What if I have questions? NSEA naturalists will be available to answer questions and help visitors view salmon in our local creeks as they return from the sea.

What should I wear/bring? Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, bring a camera, binoculars and/or a sketch book to make a record of the mini miracle you'll see. 

Special Note to Pet Owners: Please leave your 4-legged friends at home so as not to disturb the salmon while spawning - their energy is already limited and additional stress can be lethal at this final stage in their lifecycle. 

Directions:From Bellingham drive South on Hwy 11 (Chuckanut Dr.).  Follow Chuckanut for about 1.2 miles and take a slight left onto Old Samish Rd.  There will be two packing lots on the right side of Samish Way - look for NSEA signs.  If parking is full, continue onto south on Chuckanut Dr. and park at the North Chuckanut Trailhead and walk to Arroyo Park.  Look for the blue NSEA tent near bridge. MAP

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