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Celebrate spawning salmon's return to Puget Sound

By JAMIE GRISWOLD
MyNorthwest.com

Groups around Seattle are welcoming the salmon home in style with multiple celebrations and community events to support local conservation efforts.

The 16th annual salmon homecoming celebration will be held at Seattle's Waterfront Park, September 12th-14th between Pier 57 and Pier 59, next door to the Seattle Aquarium.

Activities include a Native American pow wow, music, storytelling, and the main attraction, a traditional salmon barbeque.

Various volunteer opportunities serving salmon restoration are available this weekend. Saturday, September 13th there are two volunteer opportunities in West Seattle at the West Duwamish Greenbelt, and the Roxhill Bog at Headwaters of Longfellow Creek. Word has it, at the conservation work party at the Duwamish Greenbelt, professional artists are often on hand to entertain workers.

The Cascade Bicycle Club is also holding the "Restore Our Water Cascade Spawning Cycle" urban bike ride, partnering with Seattle Public Utilities. The course begins at Myrtle Edwards Park and heads "upstream" transitioning from salt water to fresh, concluding at the Seattle waterfront. The event is family friendly and will take riders of all skill levels. The course opens Sunday, Sept. 14th at 8a.m.


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