September 23, 2002
It's time to 'Meet the Salmon'
Water Tenders is sponsoring three "Meet the Salmon" events. Volunteers will be available to answer questions, pass out salmon identification keys and other information about Bear Creek. Bear Creek is home to six species of salmon: chinook, coho, cutthroat, kokanee, sockeye and steelhead. All of these fish are wild and the Chinook is listed under the Endangered Species Act.
The events will be Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 3, 3-6 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m.
Come to the bridge where the Tolt Pipeline trail crosses Bear Creek. The easiest way to get there is to park where the trail crosses Mink Road at about 148th and walk east on the pipeline trail for about one quarter mile. There will be signs along Avondale Road directing you onto Bear Creek Road and then north along Mink Road.
There will also be volunteers on Cottage Lake Creek in the Crossings. Turn east off of Avondale Road on 143rd. Stay on the arterial until you see a "foot traffic only" sign on your left. Walk down that path. This is a good place to have a chance to see one of the big chinook.
Please respect the private roads and private property. Be very careful and don't park your car on someone's property or block a driveway.