‘CSI: Highline’ Season Finale Presentation to be Given March 11 & March 13

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“CSI: Highline” Season Finale, a public presentation on findings from the Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline – will be given on two days – Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The March 11 presentation will be at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW) and the March 13 one will be at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove; 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive).

The same presentation will be given both days, and light refreshments will be provided.

The exceptional scientific endeavor of over 29 volunteers last fall gives us a better understanding of adult salmon returns to Miller and Walker Creeks, which drain Burien, SeaTac, and Normandy Park. From October through December, volunteers navigated water high and low to count living fish and find dead ones for measurement and investigation of spawning success.

Each “season finale” will feature:

  • The CSI: Highline program – who participated, how they surveyed
  • Final population estimates for chum and coho salmon in two local streams
  • How many coho died before spawning, and why
  • Photos and videos
  • Unexpected findings – things exciting and strange
  • Overview of key factors affecting salmon health in the streams: 
stormwater volumes, water quality, streamside vegetation
  • How you can participate this fall
  • There will also be a brief “thank you” ceremony for the 2012 volunteers at the March 13 event

“Whether you want to know more about the Highline environment or are interested in volunteering for the 2013 survey season, this season finale is not to be missed!” reads an announcement.

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