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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: October 25, 2012

Contact: Pat Kirschbaum
Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management
360-337-5777 or

No: 2012-107

Celebrate the return of salmon on November 10
Attend two free events on Chico Creek and learn more about salmon in Kitsap County

(Port Orchard, WA)  Celebrate the return of the salmon to Kitsap County on Saturday, November 10. 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 our cool Kitsap streams, 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.

For further information and directions to the viewing sites, visit For more information, call the Kitsap County Open Line at 360 337-5777.

Photos of past salmon tours are available on Flickr.

Salmon Tours is sponsored by WSU Kitsap Extension, Washington Sea Grant Program, Kitsap County Surface and Storm Water Management, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Suquamish Tribe, Kitsap PUD, Mountaineers and Mountaineer Foundation.

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Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014