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Date: October 28, 2015
Contact: Renee Johnson, WSU Kitsap County Extension
360.337.7224 or rkjohnson@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2015-116

Celebrate the Return of Salmon - November 14
Attend two free events on Chico Creek and learn more about salmon in Kitsap County

(Bremerton, WA) –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: Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve and Chico Salmon Park at Golf Club Hill Road and Chico Way.

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.

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. A visit to the Mountaineers Foundation Rhododendron Preserve involves a hike down to the stream through old growth forest with the last walking tour starting at 1 pm. Or stop by anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chico Salmon Park.

For further information and directions to the viewing sites, visit www.kitsapsalmontours.org or call WSU Kitsap Extension at 360-337-7224.

Another opportunity to view salmon is also available on Saturday, November 7 at Poulsbo’s Fish Park,

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Salmon Tours is sponsored by Clean Water Kitsap, WSU Kitsap Extension, WA Sea Grant, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Kitsap PUD, Mountaineers Foundation, The Mountaineers, Chico Salmon Park Stewardship Group, and the Suquamish Tribe.

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October 28, 2015