Orlay to host North Creek tours

Attendees will learn about local salmon varieties in addition to the area’s watershed.

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:30pm
  • Life

Bothell salmon expert Orlay Johnson will host two tours at North Creek Sept. 23 and Oct. 14.

Attendees will look for Sockeye, Kokanee, Coho and maybe even Chinook salmon swimming up North Creek and building their egg nests, called redds.

Johnson will share his knowledge about the fish and the watershed.

Each tour begins at 10 a.m., meeting at the trail along the North Creek dikes. There is parking near the North Creek Trail in the Vertafore parking lot (11724 NE 195th St.) or park at the Northshore YMCA (11811 NE 195th St.).

For attendees who park at the YMCA, cross Northeast 195th Street on the mid-block crosswalk and continue walking between the cottage and business parking lot to reach the trail at the top of the dike. They can walk up the hill or use the stairs to the left in the business parking lot.

Attendees are reminded to dress for the weather. Stream visits will happen rain or shine. The group will walk for about two miles on packed gravel or dirt trails after the initial hill to the trail. The path is easy to walk, but there are steps to do go down to the water, so good walking shoes are recommended. The path is relatively easy to walk, but it can be slippery and attendees may need to be right on the water’s edge to see the fish.

All ages are welcome, from children to all adults.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yczvveyw

More in Life

UW Bothell’s Atkinson to be next Pub Talk speaker

She will discuss how environmental crises can leave people experiencing grief, anxiety and hopelessness.

Jones to keynote NSD Digging Deep event on equity and diversity on June 1

The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at North Creek High School.

Courtesy photo
                                Northshore Schools Foundation to hold second annual All In for Kids Family Fun Day at Pop Keeney Stadium.
Northshore School Foundation to host second annual Family Fun Day

The All In for Kids Family Fun Day will be June 8.

Artwork by Yiming Megan Song of Bear Creek Elementary. Courtesy photo
Northshore students recognized by PTA Reflections Art Program

10 NSD students were recipients of this year’s WSPTA Reflections awards.

Families of two stricken Kenmore teens have partnered with the Arts of Kenmore to install a bench in Rhododendron Park. Courtesy photo
Families of stricken Kenmore residents partner with Arts of Kenmore for Legends Bench

The Legends Bench honors Caleb Shoop and Sarah Paulson five years after their deaths.

NSD Ready Start applications for the 2019-20 school year are now being accepted

The program is a blended multi-age, inclusive model serving students ages 3-5.

The annual Fine Art Show, presented by the artists of the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell took place on May 3 and 4. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Northshore Senior Center hosts annual Fine Art Show

The show displayed pieces in colored pencil, watercolor, driftwood, woodcarving and more.

NUHSA to hold homelessness series in Bothell

The meetings will be May 14 and 28 and June 11.

‘Busy’ housing market enters pre-summer phase

As the pre-summer market begins, standing out from the crowd is crucial for buyers.

Nature walks underway at Wallace Swamp Creek in Kenmore

The tours will be held the third Tuesdays of the month starting May 21, through Oct. 15.

Regional anesthesia improves outcomes for total knee replacement

The technique not only reduces pain, but allows patients to maintain muscle strength in the leg.