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Swan Creek Park hosts Salmon Saturday

// Gather up the kids for this family event

Head to Swan Creek Park on Saturday, Dec. 14, and help “welcome home” Swan Creek salmon at the 10th annual “Salmon Saturday in Swan Creek Park,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2820 Pioneer Way E. (Canyon Entrance/Parking Lot).

Friends of Swan Creek Watershed, Tacoma EnviroChallenger Program, Tacoma Nature Center environmental educators and community partners invite you to join them in welcoming Swan Creek salmon as they return home to spawn. Experience the special wonder of watching salmon make their way upstream in an urban setting.

The event includes tours of the park to see the spawning salmon, children’s activities, salmon-friendly home and gardening information and more. Learn what a watershed is, and what we can do to protect our valuable water resources, through hands-on activities for all ages. New this year, you will be able to personally test the water, and see how its current conditions impact the survival of salmon in Swan Creek in an activity provided by Citizen’s For A Healthy Bay.

Take a tour, stroll or hike on your own, or simply stop by to pick up free resource materials, but don’t miss this great event.

Friends of Swan Creek Watershed’s mission is to cultivate environmental stewardship through educational and volunteer opportunities. They welcome the participation of individuals, families, groups and schools to learn and work together to preserve this valuable natural resource in our urban landscape.

For more information about their activities, or to sign up for email notices, contact Sue Bernstein at (253) 472-7264 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).