Findings from ‘Community Salmon Investigation’ to be presented March 20


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Findings from ‘Community Salmon Investigation’ (CSI) for Highline will be presented on Thursday, March 20 at the Normandy Park Community Club (“The Cove) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

There will also be a special presentation on stormwater runoff effects on coho salmon by Dr. Jen McIntyre of the WSU Stormwater Center.

Light refreshments will be provided at this free an open event.

Volunteers conducted scientific inquiries during fall 2013 to give us a better understanding of adult salmon returns to Miller and Walker Creeks, which flow through Burien, SeaTac, and Normandy Park.

Join in to find out about:

  • The CSI: Highline program and the 25 volunteer citizen scientists
  • Annual adult salmon returns for chum and coho salmon in two local streams
  • Overview of key factors affecting salmon health in the streams
  • How many coho died before spawning, and why
  • Latest research on the effects of polluted runoff on salmon from WSU
  • New efforts to clean up stormwater pollution and how you can contribute
  • How you can become a salmon surveyor this fall

WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove), 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park

Learn more:

Web search key words “CSI Highline” or www.kingcounty.gov/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/salmon-monitoring.aspx

CONTACT: Elissa Ostergaard, Miller/Walker Creek Steward, elissa.ostergaard@kingcounty.gov, 206-477-4792.

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