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Kitsap Salmon Tours

Salmon Tours

When:  November 14, 2015

Where:  Chico Salmon Viewing Park – Chico Way at Golf Club Road, Bremerton and Mountaineers Forest Theatre, 3000 Seabeck Hwy, Bremerton

Celebrate the return of the salmon to Kitsap County on Saturday, November 14.  Watch migrating salmon and learn from fish biologists at two locations on Chico Creek in Bremerton:  the Mountaineers Property and Chico Way at Golf Club Hill Road.

This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both locations.  Activities are for all ages and include informational booths, refreshments, and viewing salmon in the stream.  Biologists will talk about the various types of salmon in Kitsap, the salmon life cycle and healthy fish habitat.

“Salmon make an amazing journey from streams in Kitsap County, out to the ocean for several years, and then back to the same stream where they spawn and give life to the next generation of salmon,” says Pat Kirschbaum, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Kitsap County.  “Many people visit their local creek every fall and watch for salmon.  The return of salmon is one of nature’s wonders.”

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  A visit to the Mountaineers property involves a hike down to the stream through old growth forest.  Stop anytime during 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at either site.  Salmon talks will be repeated on the hour.

Presented by:  WSU Kitsap Extension, Clean Water Kitsap, WA Sea Grant, Great Peninsula Conservancy, The Mountaineers, The Suquamish Tribe, and the Mountaineer Foundation.

 

Directions:

 

Chico Creek at Country Club Hill Road, Bremerton

If you are coming from Silverdale, take the Chico Way exit, then turn right onto Chico Way. Continue on Chico Way for .8 miles. Viewing spot is just past Golf Club Hill Rd.

If you are coming from Bremerton, take the Chico Way exit, then turn left onto Chico Way. Continue on Chico Way for .8 miles. Viewing spot is just past Golf Club Hill Rd.

 

MOUNTAINEERS FOUNDATION RHODODENDRON PRESERVE 3153 SEABECK HWY, BREMERTON

Directions From Bainbridge Island Ferry

Proceed south on Hwy. 3 (~11 miles), and exit at Chico Way (before the Bremerton exits). Turn right onto Chico way, after .5 mile turn right on Northlake Way (first major road on right). Continue .3 mile, turn right at the Triangle Automotive shop. Bear right at the stop sign onto Seabeck Hwy. After crossing the railroad tracks, go 1.4 miles. You have arrived!

Directions From Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Proceed north on Hwy. 3 (via Hwy. 16 from Tacoma) and exit at Kitsap Way. Turn left, go under the freeway onto Kitsap Way. Two miles from this underpass turn left onto Northlake Way. Continue to fork in the road. Take the left fork which will be Seabeck Hwy. After crossing the railroad tracks, go 1.4 miles. You have arrived!

Map

 

Salmon Map

Chico Watershed Salmon Viewing Sites

 

For more information contact Renee Johnson rkjohnso@co.kitsap.wa.u or (360) 337-7224.

 

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