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