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Salmon and trout in King County, Washington and the northwest

Archived news and announcements
Salmon and trout topics

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Sept. 12, 2012
County Executive recognizes People for Puget Sound on news it will cease operations this fall

Sept. 6, 2012
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
Training sessions offered in Seattle, Bellevue, Woodinville

salmon_SEEson_2011_smSee salmon this season.

Aug. 24, 2012
Proposed Green River levee project increases safety for Auburn residents, improves habitat

Aug. 8, 2012
King County continues work to restore habitat along Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Aug. 6, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Lake Washington chinook counts near 16-year average, and sockeye numbers are decreasing

July 18, 2012
External article, Sammamish Review
Where did the Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon go?

Jul. 10, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Lake Washington sockeye count close to 110,000, going strong

Jul. 8, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Washington state casts line for residents' fish-consumption rate

Jul. 2, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Vashon Islanders face $25-a-day fines over septic systems

Jun. 15, 2012
Executive calls for partnership with Army Corps to restore salmon habitat on Enumclaw Plateau

News Fit for a King (pdf)
Green River Watershed

Salmon Plan Implementation Progress Report 2005-2011

External opinion, Seattle Times
Protect forage fish, cornerstone of our ocean's food web

Apr. 23, 2012
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Rare Kokanee spawn bigger numbers this spring

Apr. 23, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Wash.'s fish diet spurs look at water quality

Apr. 19, 2012
Invasive weeds get the boot, salmon get a boost, with King County grant awards

Apr. 18, 2012
Lake Sammamish kokanee get boost on road to recovery with Earth Week fish release

Mar. 6, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
State predicts smaller chinook, coho salmon returns

Feb. 8, 2012
Salmon recovery and climate change - panel discussion (external video)

Feb. 8, 2012
Climate Change and Salmon Recovery in the Snohomish Basin (external video)

Feb. 2, 2012
Expert review of river and floodplain projects recommends more, earlier public engagement

Jan. 27, 2012
King County’s residents weigh in on river management priorities through survey

Jan. 6, 2012
External release, WDFW
Fishing in rivers around Puget Sound to close due to low wild steelhead returns

Puget Sound Partnershep
Draft Puget Sound Action Agenda
Comments accepted through Jan. 20, 2011

Dec. 21, 2011
External article, Seattle P-I
Environmental groups sue US over flood management

Dec. 12, 2011
External article, Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Salmon recovery money flowing to Enumclaw's Big Spring Creek

Dec. 1, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Share information: Salmon viruses do not respect borders

Nov. 5, 2011
External report, KOMO News
Wash. wants less risk for people who eat fish

Nov. 4, 2011
Cedar River management plans shared with public at Nov. 15 open house in Maple Valley

Nov. 2, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Follow the law to protect fish and water supplies

Nov. 1, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Protect wild salmon stocks from industrial fish farms

Oct. 27, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
New Cedar River Hatchery starts incubating salmon eggs with 8.5-million on hand

salmon_SEEson_2011_smSee salmon this season.

Oct. 22, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Why fish virus spooks scientists

Oct. 19, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Beat the drum for homecoming salmon

Oct. 18, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Deadly salmon virus raises concerns in US, Canada

Oct. 3, 2011
King County and partners dismayed by feds’ decision to not protect Sammamish kokanee

Be a Salmon Watcher
Trainings coming up - Woodinville Sept. 22 and Seattle Oct. 5, 2011

Sept. 21, 2011
Take some time this fall and see majestic returning salmon during ‘Salmon SEEson’

Sept. 20, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Cedar River Hatchery dedication the start of what many hope boosts future sockeye populations

Sept. 12, 2011
External report, KOMO News
As city plans new Broadview raingardens, neighbors ready for fight

Sept. 11, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Time to move from strategizing to cleanup of Puget Sound

Sept. 6. 2011
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer

Aug. 18, 2011
Lower Duwamish ‘Green Grants’ promote community-based environmental stewardship
Grants intend to help reduce runoff, protect water quality by funding small-scale habitat restoration, rain gardens, outreach projects and more

Aug. 4, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Northwest salmon, tribal cultures and treaty rights at risk from disappearing habitat

July 7, 2011
External article, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Brightwater, a place for hands-on environmental education
Brightwater Center educates through programs and exhibits, as well as building design.

June 9, 2011
Fly fishing-themed weeding event set at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area June 11

May 28, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Pollution lower, risks remain for marine life

April 21, 2011
Executive Constantine proposes next wave of King County actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to climate change
Motion addresses near-term actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for local impacts such as sea level rise and flooding

April 19, 2011
External report, KING 5 News video
Kokanee salmon released in creeks near Lake Samammish

April 18, 2011
Release of Lake Sammamish kokanee marks another year of group’s work to restore stock
King County, state, federal and local agencies, plus volunteers, work to restore kokanee through supplementation, habitat protection

April 2011
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum news
Get outdoors for habitat restoration and other projects

Mar. 30, 2011
King County responds to community concerns of high water along Lake Sammamish

Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Salmon Recovery Conference
April 26-27, 2011

Mar. 9, 2011
External article, The News Tribune
For the health of Puget Sound, floodplains must be healthy

Lower Bear Creek Natural Area Habitat Enhancement Project
Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Dec. 20, 2010
Sammamish kokanee recovery continues as King County, partners work to build fish runs
Hatchery program, habitat protection and restoration key to weak stock’s recovery

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound
First major update to the Shoreline Master Program since the late 1970s provides essential support for survival of salmon and orca

Nov. 16, 2010
External article, Sammamish Review
Conservation leaders honor Councilwoman Kathy Lambert

Oct. 21, 2010
King County watersheds share $1.5 million in salmon habitat protection, restoration grants

Oct. 21, 2010
The time is right to spot salmon as they spawn in King County streams

It's Salmon SEEson - see spawning salmon
See Salmon this Season

Public meetings: Lower Duwamish Waterway cleanup (external link)

Oct. 8, 2010
External article, Auburn Reporter
Corps of Engineers awards stimulus-funded contract for Green/Duwamish ecosystem restoration

Oct. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Hot stuff: UW part of national effort to study global warming

Sept. 30, 2010
Volunteers needed for Duwamish Alive! habitat restoration event, Oct. 9

Sept. 22, 2010
King County uses horsepower to move wood in Carnation
Hooves, not heavy equipment, used for low-impact work on channel reconnection project near Camp Gilead

Sept. 2, 2010
Salmon SEEson is here again – your chance to spot returning salmon across King County

Aug. 16, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Rise of the Ratfish in Puget Sound

Aug. 11, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
What's in the Cards for Stormwater

Aug. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Flood program must consider salmon and whales

Aug. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
FEMA drafts building rules that lessen harm to salmon

Aug. 2, 2010
External article, Crosscut
Crosscut Tout: Kayaking the Duwamish River

July 7, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
EPA awards almost $1 million to monitor Issaquah Creek, other streams

June 28, 2010
King County knotweed class July 14 helps North Bend-area landowners tame plant

June 12, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Corps of Engineers wants trees removed near levees, clashing with salmon advocates

June 11, 2010
Habitat restoration event helps Cedar River watershed ecology, popular fly fishing area

May 20, 2010
King County sets public meetings to preview projects involving large wood placement

May 5, 2010
Executive praises Boeing’s commitment to cleanup of Duwamish Waterway
Urges continued cooperation of all parties to promote cleanup and restoration of federal Superfund site

April 28, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Report might affect plans to expand Cedar River sockeye hatchery

April 14, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Local orcas' favorite meal: B.C. chinook

April 13, 2010
External article, MSNBC
Brake for salmon? Copper ban does
Wash. state's phaseout of metal in car brakes could be trend

April 12, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Washington state moves to ban copper in brake pads

April 9, 2010
External column, Seattle Times
Dams, dikes and dredging: Can we 'fix' our rivers?

Feb. 24, 2010
Public input encouraged as King County updates stormwater management plan
Online survey, videos part of involvement process; Comments due by March 12

Feb. 16, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
Environmentalists wait to learn fate of Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon

Jan. 20, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Pacific's rising acid levels threatening marine life

Jan. 4, 2010
External article, SnoValley Star
King County seeks public input on proposed rules for wood placement in rivers

Dec. 17, 2009
External report, KING5 News
Duwamish fish freeway gets rest stop video

Dec. 15, 2009
King County watersheds share $2.6 million in state grants for salmon habitat protection, restoration

Dec. 1, 2009
Witness habitat history in the making on the Duwamish River tonight

Nov. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Stimulus money funding sea floor gill nets cleanup

Oct. 21, 2009
External report, KIRO TV
Protecting sea life from invasive species video

Oct. 20, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Tribes take salmon battle into state's road culverts

Oct. 19, 2009
Time slipping away to spot salmon, as Salmon SEEson continues in King County

Oct. 7, 2009
External report, KOMO News
Ammonia leak kills fish in Issaquah Creek video

Oct. 5, 2009
King County provides grants to protect, improve habitat and environmental equity

Sept. 30, 2009
King County’s giant ‘cube of food’ swims upstream for Issaquah Salmon Days

Sept. 11, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
EPA puts limits on 3 pesticides to protect salmon

Sept. 10, 2009
External report, KATU Portland
'Pink fever' brings out salmon fishers, poachers video

Aug. 24, 2009
Help King County keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
September training sessions offered in Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, Woodinville

Countywide Strategic Plan

Aug. 24, 2009
Help King County keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer

Aug. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Judge rejects Maury Island gravel-mine permit

Aug. 7, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Tough choices in the recovery of Puget Sound

Jul. 31, 2009
Snoqualmie River at Chinook Bend Natural Area open to public as habitat project moves forward

Jul. 28, 2009
Major Duwamish River habitat restoration project will benefit fish, wildlife at North Wind’s Weir

Jul. 14, 2009
External article, Sammamish Review
King County urges feds to protect kokanee salmon

Jul. 7, 2009
External article, Issaquah Press
County Council urges protection for Lake Samm kokanee

Jun. 30, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Safety rules sought for salmon habitat

Jun. 16, 2009
Vital habitat restoration work means no access to King County’s Chinook Bend Natural Area

Jun. 3, 2009
Tolt River floodplain project gears up for final phase to restore habitat, sustain levee

May 18, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Scientist discovers beavers building prime salmon habitat in Skagit Delta

May 1, 2009
External report, KOMO News
Locke announces $53M for salmon disaster

Apr. 28, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Feds: New floodplain rules to go unenforced

Apr. 21, 2009
External report, KING5 News
US biologists say 3 pesticides harm salmon

Apr. 21, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Lake Tapps, water for fish, cities and recreation

Apr. 20, 2009
Partnership developing to preserve habitat, working forest in Raging River headwaters

Apr. 13, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Close loopholes in Washington's Growth Management Act

Mar. 5, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Court decision sparks debate on use of rural lands

Feb. 21, 2009
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Washington century: Salmon

Feb.11, 2009
Clean-water infrastructure investments a top priority in 2009

Feb. 9, 2009
Learn more about Chinook Bend restoration at a public meeting, Feb. 18 in Carnation

Feb. 9, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Coho, chinook in 'dramatic' decline
But pink salmon survival rising in B.C.

Feb. 9, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Gauging health of the Sound

Jan. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Study: Sound orcas eat more toxic salmon

Jan. 4, 2009
External article, SnoValley Star
King County to restore salmon habitats

Dec. 12, 2008
Next phase of habitat restoration work starts soon at Snoqualmie River’s Chinook Bend

Dec. 12, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Salmon recovery comes of age

Nov. 20, 2008
Next phase of habitat restoration work starts soon at Snoqualmie River’s Chinook Bend

Nov. 19, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
To protect salmon, restrictions placed on three pesticides

Nov. 4, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Economic collapse puts salmon revival in jeopardy

Oct. 27, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Salmon study under fire for minimizing effect of dams

Oct. 9, 2008
Help restore native fish and wildlife habitat at Duwamish Alive! clean-up, planting event, Oct. 11

Keep the Green River Valley Green!
Tree Planting Oct. 11 & 18

Sept. 30, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
FEMA examines insurance plan for floodplains

Sept. 29, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
A building ban near rivers?
Feds call for moratorium in bid to protect salmon, orcas

Fall for Salmon 2008

Sept. 7, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Salmon homecoming: Our urban nature

It's Salmon SEEson - see spawning salmon
See Salmon this Season

Aug. 12, 2008
Big chinook salmon return highlights need to continue watershed recovery efforts

Aug. 11, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Inadequate policing puts state's water quality in jeopardy
Fees now fund less than half of staff necessary to monitor pollution

Aug. 9, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Buildings given a role in saving Sound

Aug. 8, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Pollution ruling could alter building practices in state

Aug. 5, 2008
Heavy lifting involved in King County habitat restoration project on Newaukum Creek

July 27, 2008
External opinion, Seattle Times
Water for fish and cities

July 13, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Logging and landslides: What went wrong?

July 11, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Puget Sound: We're the polluters

July 11, 2008
County's dilemma: Cut trees or lose federal funds
Greenery on Washington levees must go, feds say

July 9, 2008
Benefiting fish, families and flood protection, Tolt River floodplain project gets under way

July 4, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
30,000 Atlantic salmon escape from a B.C. fish farm
Fewer than 400 of the fish were recovered

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Sign up for Salmon Watcher training

May 6, 2008
External opinion, Seattle Times
Protect wild-salmon strongholds

May 23, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
U.S., Canada agree to cuts in 2 major salmon fisheries
Pact hopes to end tailspin of wild Puget Sound chinook

May 23, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
U.S.-Canadian treaty could bring chinook home to spawn

May 23, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Corrosive ocean water moving inland
Increased acidity wasn't expected for 100 years

May 6, 2008
Lake Sammamish salmon recovery to get boost
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans investigation of kokanee stock’s crash

April 28, 2008
External column, Seattle P-I
West's salmon fishery declared failure
Designation means economic assistance for three coastal states

April 28, 2008
External column, Seattle P-I
Salmon decline is a wake-up call

April 24, 2008
Public invited to tour Brightwater habitat restoration site on Saturday, May 10

April 11, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Council Approves Salmon Fishing Ban

April 11, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Salmon 'emergency' spawns new limits
Unprecedented fishing restrictions follow collapse of Calif. chinook run

March 26, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
How to make city's shoreline friendlier to sea life?
Nooks and crannies help baby salmon and crabs hide out

Feb. 26, 2008
King County successfully completes environmental cleanup project in Elliott Bay

Jan. 24, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Culverts add obstacles to salmon, state, politics

Jan. 22, 2008
Proposed statewide medicine take-back bill would protect people and environment
Successful pilot take-back project helps frame state legislation

Jan. 22, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Finally, a safe, environmental way to get rid of old medicine

Dec. 28, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Urban streams in sad shape, report finds

Dec. 27, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Fixed city creeks are still foul
Salmon are back, but the water is far from pristine, report says

Dec. 21, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Issaquah gets grant to protect salmon

Dec. 21, 2007
External article, Seattle PI
Sound recovery effort gets $24 million
Most of the federal money to go to EPA

Dec. 20, 2007
King County watersheds share $8.3 million in state funds for salmon habitat protection, restoration

Dec. 17, 2007
News release, Puget Sound Partnership
Regional leaders select Sims to chair Puget Sound Partnership board

Dec. 17, 2007
External article, Seattle PI
Madrona Woods creek again flows free
Volunteers spent decade on project that brought a stream to surface

Dec. 17, 2007
External article, Seattle PI
Harbor Island appeal by state
Board's ruling in Superfund case contested

Dec. 13, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
New evidence fish farms hurt wild salmon
Sea lice threaten to wipe out runs, researchers say

Dec. 12, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
No Duwamish debacle in Elliott Bay
Work on removal of toxic materials going well

Nov. 25, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
A River Lost? Decision time on the Duwamish

Nov. 20, 2007
Contaminated Elliott Bay sediment clean-up begins

Nov. 13, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Returning urban salmon provide a thrill and a lesson

Nov. 6, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Salmon advocates sue over pesticides

Oct. 27, 2007
External opinion, Seattle Times
A building name fit for a King

Oct. 26, 2007
Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement under way
Volunteers needed for additional habitat work in November, December

Oct. 25, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
$125,000 in pollution fines to help Duwamish salmon

Oct. 24, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Kokanee fail to garner protection

Oct. 8, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Use a car wash, the fish will thank you

Oct. 4, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Chinook returning to Cedar River big-time
About 300 fish came back this fall, compared with 79 four years ago.

Sept. 30, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
UW envisions a new Environmental College
Program would unite variety of fields, research.

Sept. 12, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle PI
Port Of Seattle: Praise a good call

Sept. 11, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Plan to dump PCB-tainted soil raises concerns

Sept. 3, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle P-I
Salmon Recovery: A priority now

Be a Salmon Watcher Become a Salmon Watcher

Aug. 28, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Culvert ruling headed into talks

July 30, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle Times
A vital, adaptable Sound

July 26, 2007
External News, Seattle P-I
Report: Rising sea-levels will harm NW habitat

July 17, 2007
International interest in Brightwater Plant innovations
Habitat design team invited to teach in South Korea

July 2, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
State committed to saving the Sound

Jun. 27, 2007
Five Snoqualmie Watershed restoration projects get $170,000

June 22, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Fish in Lake Washington among state's most tainted

Jun. 13, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Judge sides with wild salmon
Hatchery-bred fish can't be counted toward Endangered Species Act goals

May 8, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound steelhead declared "threatened"

May 7, 2007
Executive Sims' statement on steelhead listing

Apr. 23, 2007
Sign up for Brightwater habitat restoration tours, April 28

Apr. 19, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Lawsuit challenges protection of salmon

Apr. 13, 2007
Sims honors Rep. Norm Dicks, 13 others with Green Globe Awards
Representative Dicks has made protecting Puget Sound a top priority, including restoration of its salmon runs.

Apr. 8, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Washington quarter makes debut
Washington State Quarter with Chinook Salmon

Apr. 8, 2007
Seattle P-I
Green treatment given to site of Brightwater sewage treatment plant

Apr. 8, 2007
Seattle Times
Global warming could deal big blow to salmon

Apr. 6, 2007
Seattle P-I
Steps now could lessen harm to fish

Apr. 1, 2007
Seattle P-I
Planners think waterfront has room for both people and baby salmon

Apr. 1, 2007
Seattle Times
Hormonal chemicals may be imperiling fish

Poll Results:
Should the environmental health of Puget Sound be a high priority in the State of Washington's budget?

Mar. 9, 2007
Brightwater habitat project draws international visitors

Feb. 20, 2007
Public invited to tour Brightwater habitat restoration site, March 3

Feb. 14, 2007
Sims to salmon managers: Prepare now for pending global warming impacts

Feb. 7, 2007
King County Proposes Global Warming Action Plan
Other cities, counties and private sector urged to join effort

Feb. 2, 2007
Seattle Times
Trees called threat to King County river levees

Jan. 16, 2007
Shoreline management review launched in King County

Oct. 25, 2006
King County, Port of Seattle in major land deal
County, Port, railroad announce discussions to bring multi-faceted transportation improvements to county residents

Oct. 18, 2006
Sims to developers: help us transform Seattle skyline
Asking for proposals to replace eyesore building with 21st century structure

Oct. 17, 2006
USDA Rural Development to present grant to King County for renewable energy project

Oct. 13, 2006
King County offering new green-building incentives
Funds, permitting assistance available to commercial, residential developers

Oct. 11, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Low-impact methods have high impact on ecosystems
Rain barrels, green roofs play a key role

Oct. 11, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Toxic stormwater is one of the Sound's biggest threats
Knowledge goes only so far in controlling polluted runoff

Oct. 9, 2006
Investing in the "infrastructure of our future"
Sims proposes upgrades, repairs to roads, wastewater and solid waste systems

Oct. 9, 2006
External link, King County Journal
Issaquah wants to take green to the extreme

Dec. 12, 2006
King County watersheds get $1.5 million from state for salmon habitat conservation, restoration

Dec. 8, 2006
King County honors winners of 'Radical Salmon' design competition

Dec. 4, 2006
Fall City’s Olive Taylor Quigley Park gets new historical interpretive signs

Oct 27, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
New alert on eating local salmon
State warns to limit meals of Puget Sound chinook

Oct 9, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Marine life is disappearing from Puget Sound, and fast

Oct. 9, 2006
Investing in the "infrastructure of our future"
Sims proposes upgrades, repairs to roads, wastewater and solid waste systems

Oct. 6, 2006
External link, Seattle Times
Salmon to hog all the action in Issaquah's "wild" festival

Sept. 28, 2006
Follow the salmon up the Cedar River this fall

Go to Fall for Salmon
September-November

Sept. 1, 2006
External link, Seattle P-I
State's freshwater fish tainted, study says
Chemical used in flame retardants is culprit

Aug. 16, 2006
External link, Seattle Times
The dye is cast to learn about a river's "fever"

Aug. 16, 2006
External link, King County Journal
Water test turns Snoqualmie River red

Aug. 7, 2006
King County stewardship grants help local groups protect, strengthen natural resources

July 21, 2006
Sims: Thanks to Senator Patty Murray's perseverance, critical salmon-recovery projects will proceed

July 21, 2006
Sims and Nickels share national environmental award

June 12, 2006
Road projects in Cherry Valley
Culvert replacements to reduce flooding, enable better fish passage

April 3, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Endangered Species Act: Saving steelhead

March 30, 2006
External Link, Seattle Times
Feds want to protect steelhead

Feb. 10, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Salmon solution:
$1 billion plan

Feb. 7, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
$1 billion plan to save chinook goes public

Jan. 29, 2006
External Editorial, Seattle P-I
Bright green sticker shock

Jan. 18, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Pace, style of growth endanger Puget Sound
Humans also in peril, action team report says

Jan. 17, 2006
External Article, Seattle Times
Seattle trying to woo salmon back downtown with park's seawall makeover

October 18, 2005
External Article, Seattle Times
Climate change means big changes in Puget Sound

Go to Salmon Friendly Seattle
Seattle's Urban Blueprint for Habitat Protection and Restoration

City of BellevueBellevue's Efforts to Save Salmon
Summary of the city's local and regional actions to help salmon survive.

Dec. 23, 2005
External Link, Seattle P-I
Duwamish River doesn't stay clean

Nov. 23, 2005
External Commentary, Seattle P-I
Salmon recovery relies on Sound health

Nov. 3, 2005
Sims lauds King County's water conservation, says climate change requires continued savings
Executive says reclaimed water source an important part of future plans

Oct. 27, 2005
King County praised as national leader in addressing climate change

October 18, 2005
External Article, Seattle P-I
Sound Warning: Scientists say the region is already feeling climate change

Oct. 3, 2005
Cedar River offers prime viewing of salmon homecoming

Aug. 17, 2005
External link, Seattle Times
Recycling project saves creek habitat for salmon

Aug.16, 2005
External Link, Seattle P-I Editorial
Puget Sound Salmon: Habitat sans fish

July 26, 2005
External link, Seattle Times Editorial
Sockeye sensibilities

July 8, 2005
External link, Seattle P-I
Why are so few sockeye returning to the Ballard Locks?

July 5, 2005
Cleaner air, fewer fish revealed in King County's 2005 Environmental Benchmark Report

July 1, 2005
External link, Seattle P-I
Area's salmon strategy wins praise

July 1, 2005
External link, Seattle Times
Creative plan aims to save chinook salmon

June 30, 2005
External link, Seattle P-I
Risk-to-salmon warnings on pesticides are upheld

June 27, 2005
Plan to ensure salmon can thrive in state's most urban watershed wins approval

June 27, 2005
Council Endorses Regional Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan

June 24, 2005
King County to enhance streams at Brightwater site with fallen trees from highway project

June 22, 2005
External link, Seattle Times
Trying to solve the mystery of the 200,000 missing salmon

June 16, 2005
Agencies Team Up to Save Des Moines Creek for People and Fish

May 28, 2005
External link, Seattle P-I
Salmon rescue plan takes big jump forward
Seattle, King County, local governments finish document

Greenprint for King County
Regional conservation strategy

April 15, 2005
King County to honor 14 for environmental achievements

April 6, 2005
External link, Seattle P-I
Protection for Sound's steelhead to be considered

April 1, 2005
Snoqualmie Valley farmers take lead on habitat improvements that help farms and fish

Request for Comments:
Draft Salmon Habitat Plan for the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed
input accepted through April 25.

March 14, 2005
External link, Seattle Times
Dry spell could mean trouble for lake

March 9, 2005
'Global warming-like' conditions prompt Sims to lay out King County's immediate, future water planning efforts
Executive says King County won't hesitate to enact drought-response plan

Feb. 28, 2005
King County launches annual roadside weed control program
Request no herbicide spray with an agreement to maintain your roadside

Feb. 28, 2005
King County seeks volunteers for tree-planting events in the Snoqualmie Valley

Feb. 10, 2005

Students bend steel for salmonSnoqualmie Valley Trail gets last of three public art installations

Jan. 19, 2004
Drainage, habitat project nominations sought for unincorporated King County improvement programs

» Critical Areas Package - CAO Resources
» Aquatic Areas Fact Sheet (Acrobat PDF)

Dec. 13, 2004
King County receives support for environment and transportation

Fall 2004
(External Link, ArcNews)
King County, Washington, Maps Conservation Priorities With GIS
Protecting Fish and Forests

Nov. 27, 2004
(External Link, Seattle Times)
Local governments' salmon-saving plan up for public review

Oct. 20, 2004
Big sockeye return expected to draw plenty of Cedar River Salmon Journey visitors

Oct. 8, 2004
Cedar River Salmon Journey combines terrific salmon-viewing opportunity with natural history lesson

Sept. 22, 2004
New marine nearshore study affirms salmon reliance on entire ecosystem

Salmon in Federal Way
Salmon conditions and restoration activities by the City of Federal Way

Take the Salmon QuizTake the Interactive Salmon Quiz

Nov. 18, 2002
(External Link, Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Our Troubled Sound

Measuring for Results
Natural Resources and Parks Second Annual Performance Measures Report.

Jun. 18, 2004
Unique blend of art, school kids, government and community spawns 'Art for Salmon' project in Snoqualmie Valley

Jun. 3, 2004
Students, salmon and art come together on Snoqualmie Valley Trail

May 28, 2004
Sims, Phillips encouraged by federal announcement regarding salmon ESA listings, hatchery policy

May 12, 2004
Seattle P-I Commentary
Salmon recovery efforts must be based on science

2003 Annual Report - Small Habitat Restoration Program

Feb. 26, 2004
Sims upholds "wall against sprawl"

Feb. 27, 2004
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Proposed land-use changes would boost density, ease rules in rural areas

Feb. 20, 2004
South County celebrates federal funds to help salmon in Green/Duwamish River

Feb. 19, 2004
King County Seeks Volunteers for Tree-Planting Events in the Snoqualmie Valley

Feb.9, 2004
King County's pesticide-free yard care message blossoms at Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Feb.5, 2004
King County project provides Issaquah Creek property relief from flooding, erosion

Jan. 28, 2004

Northwest Flower & Garden ShowFederal pesticide ruling re-affirms King County's message promoting natural yard and garden care

Jan. 26, 2004
Grant money available for local projects that help salmon, environment

Jan. 23, 2004
Limits imposed on pesticides
Judge orders chemical-free buffers near streams to protect salmon

Nov. 29, 2003
(External Link, Seattle P-I)
How many eggs does a sockeye lay? Ask Homer

NEW REPORT:
The Current Status of Kokanee in the Greater Lake Washington Watershed

Nov. 21, 2003
Record numbers enjoy Cedar River Salmon Journey

Feb. 7, 2003
(External Links, Seattle Post Intelligencer)
» A call to clean up polluted runoff
» Spawning coho are dying early in restored creeks

Public Review, Public Meetings:
WRIA 8 Draft Chinook Salmon Conservation Plan
Submit comments through December 17

Nov. 10, 2003
Lawmakers Examine Habitat Restoration Projects
Projects highlight importance of regional partnerships

This Week:
Low Flow is the Way to Go

Oct. 31, 2003
Close relationship with Cedar River keeps volunteer naturalist dispensing streamside wisdom

Oct. 27, 2003
County Roads Division builds 'salmon expressway' on Rock Creek

Oct. 24, 2003
The Road to Salmon Recovery

Oct. 9, 2003
King County seeks volunteers for restoration projects along Snoqualmie River

Visit Fall for salmon-viewing maps, volunteer events, and ideas to help us coexist
Salmon watching, habitat restoration, ideas to live and let live

Oct. 1, 2003
Grant funding available for community-based salmon recovery projects on private property

Oct. 1, 2003
(External Link, Seattle P-I)
Cedar River's chinook get big breakthrough

Oct. 1, 2003
(External Link, Seattle P-I)
Critics roil waters for sockeye hatchery plan

Sept. 29, 2003
Council Calls for Action to Protect Duwamish

Sept 25, 2003
County praises new state protection of Vashon/Maury Island tidelands

Sept 19, 2003
King County on look out for Vashon Island "Salmon Watchers"

Aug 20, 2003
King County and Tacoma Water partnership will restore crucial habitat along Green River

July 18, 2003
(External Link, Seattle Times)
Judge looks to ban sprays near streams with salmon

June 5, 2003
(External Link, Seattle P-I)
'America's oceans are in crisis,' says new report
Pew study urges swift action to protect 4.5 million square miles

May 7, 2003
Salmon recovery projects in King County awarded $2.6 million in grants

Apr. 29, 2003
King County, neighborhood group receive national 'landscape' award for Denny Creek fish ladder project

Earth Day Every Day

2002 Report: Small Habitat Restoration Program

Mar. 27, 2003
King County and Friends of Rock Creek partner to restore natural ecology of Cemetery Reach

Mar. 5, 2003
Help improve salmon habitat along the Snoqualmie River

Feb. 27, 2003
Public comment on critical area land use updates closes Friday; second draft due in May for further public comment

Feb. 12, 2003
King County seeks volunteers for salmon restoration projects along Snoqualmie River

Feb. 12, 2003
King County offering local salmon recovery efforts a boost

Dec. 10, 2002
Public comment sought on draft land use updates

Nov. 26, 2002
Council Commits to Public-Private Shorelands Initiative

2001 Salmon Spawning Surveys in Selected Tributaries of the Cedar River, Washington

Code Violations
Emergency phone numbers and an online form to notify the Dept. of Development and Environmental Services of code violations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Denny Creek Fish Project Completed

Help salmon by donating native trees and shrubs for restoration projects

October 30, 2002
Watch salmon as you help restore habitat

October 11, 2002
King County, neighborhood group to dedicate fish ladder

Desimone Levee Planting
Microsoft employees volunteer to improve fish and wildlife habitat

October 8, 2002
(external link, Seattle Times)
New stream course attracting salmon

Volunteer Salmon Watchers help King County

October 4, 2002
Salmon, salmon-watchers expected to return en masse to Cedar River

October 3, 2002
Sims King County seeks volunteers to plant alongside Snoqualmie River

September 18, 2002
Sims recommends protection of ecological lands

September 9, 2002
Salmon eager to "test-swim" new stream created by King County Roads

August 22, 2002
King County integrates salmon recovery into everyday work: New report

August 5, 2002
External link - Seattle P-I
Taking steps to return salmon to Denny Creek

Cedar River Naturalists
Volunteer to teach others about salmon and the Cedar River watershed during the autumn salmon run!

Puget Sound Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook
Read salmon-friendly tips for owners of beach and bluff shorelines.

Downstream News
News, announcements, and helpful tips related to water conservation, water quality, and aquatic habitat conservation in King County.

May 13, 2002
School children release fish fingerlings to highlight Community Salmon Fund project

April 26, 2002
2002 Endangered Species Act (ESA) policy direction

April 16, 2002
Salmon recovery projects in King County receive $2.8 million in grants

Community Salmon Fund
King County and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are partnering to provide grants to private landowners, businesses, and community groups to improve salmon habitat.

November 16, 2001
Taylor Creek project bringing back salmon

November 13, 2001
Public meeting set to consider Sammamish restoration plan

November 9, 2001
Partnership Spawns Purchase of Critical Duwamish Salmon Habitat

November 9, 2001
External link - Seattle P-I
Scientists warn of twists and turns in Northwest climate
Wetter winters, drier summers predicted in coming decades

November 4, 2001
External Link - Sacramento Bee
Wild and hatchery salmon - how different are they?

August 24, 2001
King County decries illegal dredging of May Creek

Salmon Identification
Can you tell a Coho from a Kokanee?

Go to the Salmon Watcher ProgramSalmon Watcher Training
Volunteer to record salmon returns in the rivers and creeks of the greater Lake Washington drainage area.

Take Metro to Salmon Days
Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6

November 20, 2001
Naturalists educate record-breaking numbers about salmon and the Cedar River

October 26, 2001
Help restore chinook salmon habitat along the Snoqualmie River
Chinook Bend Park

October 3, 2001
Drought isn't over for fish; spawning salmon finding little water

June 16, 2001
(external news)
Vanishing Steelhead a Mystery
the number of wild winter steelhead that spawned in Puget Sound's creeks and rivers the past two springs is "probably the worst ever..."

April 2, 2001
(external news)
Des Moines Creek restoration planned
King County, the state Department of Transportation, the Port of Seattle and the cities of Des Moines and SeaTac are combining efforts and funding to preserve and enhance Des Moines Creek, a salmon stream in heavily urbanized western King County.

January 30, 2001
King County watersheds get $4.8 million in state grants

Go to Endangered Species Act Progress Report King County Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Progress Report, 1998-2000