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Salmon Sighting


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 Thompson Creek Bridge.

NSEA naturalists will be available to answer questions. Event open to all ages, no cost and no RSVP needed to attend. Open house style, visit anytime between 10-12pm!

What type of salmon might I see? Pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

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? 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 the Glacier Public Service Center head East on Mt. Baker HWY/SR 542.  Half a mile past mile marker 34 on SR 542, take a right onto Glacier Creek Road. At the fork, take a right onto Thomson Creek Road/Heliotrope Ridge Road. Continue down this road for 1 mile until you get to Thompson Creek bridge.  Look for the blue NSEA tent near bridge. MAP

Earlier Event: August 19
Salish Stories by the Campfire
Later Event: August 26
Nooksack River Walk