It’s that time of year again! The time when leaves start to turn, kids go back to school, and salmon return to their natal rivers to spawn. We’d like to welcome everyone (students, guests, volunteers, and docents!) back to the Trail for another great season of salmon viewing! Please read on for important dates, scheduling a group visit, and docent information.
A visit to Kennedy Creek is free but donations are much appreciated! Just look for the fish mail box by the welcome station. $7 supports 2 student visits.
This year the Trail will be open to the public on weekends starting Saturday November 3rd through Sunday November 25th, plus 11/11 and 11/23, from 10am to 4pm. Stay tuned for information on our first annual Trail Open House! One weekend in Mid November we will have a hot food and drink booth for Trail Visitors! The Trail will be open to school groups Monday through Friday starting October 29th through November 26th.
Teachers! If you’d like to schedule a visit to Kennedy Creek with your class please contact Katie Fulkerson via email: Katief@spsseg.org or phone: (509) 630-6177. Visits to the Trail are free, however schools are responsible for busing at this time. We also have a curriculum for that teachers can use in the classroom to help enhance the visit for students.
Docents! If you would like to volunteer as a Docent this year please contact me Katie Fulkerson via email: Katief@spsseg.org or phone: (509) 630-6177 to get on our docent email list. Docents add the finishing touch to Kennedy Creek as they answer questions about the salmon life cycle, habitat, and spawning. All this information is covered at the training and is found in our docent notebooks, so all you need is enthusiasm about salmon! This year Training is on Saturday October 20th from 9am to 4pm at Kennedy Creek. Please dress for the weather as we will be outside all day. And don’t worry there will be hot coffee!
We’ll see you at the Trail!
DOGS: Please remember to leave your dogs at home or be prepared to leave them in the car when visiting the trail. We have a NO DOG POLICY at Kennedy Creek to ensure the salmon are undisturbed as well as to keep dogs from getting salmon poisoning. Our canine friends are unfortunately susceptible to salmon poisoning via a parasite in the skin of live and dead salmon which can kill them or make them very sick.
Print PDF Map and Directions
Click here for more information about Kennedy Creek from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
From the University of Puget Sound