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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: October 29, 2013

Contact: Pat Kirschbaum, Surface and Stormwater Management Program
360.337.5777 or

No: 2013-101

Celebrate the return of salmon on November 9
Attend two free events on Chico Creek and learn more about salmon in Kitsap County

(Port Orchard) - Celebrate the return of the salmon to Kitsap County on Saturday, November 9. 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 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 by between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at either site. Salmon talks will be repeated on the hour.

For further information and directions to the viewing sites, visit

Another opportunity to view salmon is also available on Saturday, November 2 at Poulsbo’s Fish Park,

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


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Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014