SALMON ON THEIR WAY
On May 31, Fauntleroy Creek volunteers hosted the last of 700 students who visited Fauntleroy Park over the past five weeks for salmon releases. They brought 1,800 coho fry reared since January in area schools through the Salmon in the Schools program.
This week also marked the end of monitoring smolts migrating out to Fauntleroy Cove. Since mid March, twice-daily checking of upper and lower traps documented that 32 coho smolts had survived their year in the creek, up from 19 in 2016. They'll put on weight in nearshore habitat, then head to open water before returning to spawn in two years.
Photo is by Peggy, from the Arbor Heights release 4/28
Welcome to the Fauntleroy watershed website - the closest thing to being here on the West Seattle peninsula, Seattle, Washington, USA. On these pages, you'll find details about the watershed's major natural features - Fauntleroy Creek and Fauntleroy Park - as well as information about our education program and all manner of other things. Enjoy your visit!
Fauntleroy Watershed Council Meeting
Thursday, May 11, 7 PM
All are welcome!