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Returning salmon make a big splash at Carkeek Park
Returning salmon make a big splash at Carkeek Park

November visitors to Seattle’s Carkeek Park are delighted to encounter salmon leaping from Piper’s Creek as they return to their freshwater spawning grounds from the Puget Sound and beyond. The creek’s salmon runs died off around 1927 due to overfishing and urban-growth pollution. In the 1970s, the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project began a partnership with the Suquamish Tribe to revive the runs, by raising and releasing salmon into the creek. Volunteers hope seeing salmon up close and personal will inspire people to invest in protecting and restoring our environment. Video by David Albright.

Seattle Municipal Archives' images:
Carkeek Park image 28877: http://archives.seattle.gov/digital-collections/index.php/Detail/objects/62815
Carkeek Park Parking Lot image 77629: http://archives.seattle.gov/digital-collections/index.php/Detail/objects/116213
Carkeek Park Exp. A image 77631: http://archives.seattle.gov/digital-collections/index.php/Detail/objects/116215
Urban runoff drainage study image Doc_6945: http://archives.seattle.gov/digital-collections/index.php/Detail/objects/237573

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