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Salmon SEEson at Cedar River Park

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Trained naturalists will be on-site from 11am-4pm on October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 to help you spot salmon and learn about these amazing fish. A threatened run of Chinook, as well as sockeye and coho, return to the Cedar River each fall. Sockeye are the easiest to spot since they spawn together in groups and are brightly colored with red bodies and green heads. Look for larger Chinook in deeper pools, and watch for coho migrating back to the upper reaches of the watershed.

At Cedar River Park, you can watch how some salmon are removed for the sockeye hatchery. You may also spot a migrating Chinook or coho here. Learn about what salmon need to thrive and why clean and cold water is so important to their survival. Discover how you can help keep these special creatures coming back to our watersheds. Free and family-friendly!

You can also walk or bike along the Cedar River Trail between Cedar River sites and look for fish at the many bridges that cross the river.

To download a flyer to learn about all the Cedar River Salmon journey or for more info visit

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