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Fall Salmon Walks: Witness returning Pacific Salmon
October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am
The fall Pacific Salmon migration has begun. Walk along the banks of the Wenatchee River guided by a WRI naturalist to watch these fish jump fully out of the water while in search of spawning grounds. The females move gravel to build a ‘nest’ for their redds (salmon eggs), as males battle over fertilization. This is an amazing experience for nearby residents as well as those from out of area, and not to be missed!
The fish now at this river location migrated from the Pacific Ocean to the Columbia River in the summertime. “For someone who has seen salmon spawning many times, the fascination never diminishes. Considering what they have gone through to get this part of the river –hundreds of miles of river and over dams, they don’t seem tired at all, even jumping completely out of the river!” exclaimed Rachel Bishop, WRI Community Education Lead and Fall Salmon Walk trip guide.
Meet at Wenatchee River Institute’s River Haus located at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth. Travel by foot along Leavenworth’s waterfront trail system to watch and learn about salmon and their breathtaking journey. Dress for changing weather and pack a snack and water.
Admission is free, donations are appreciated. All ages welcome and binoculars are available for use during the walk.