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

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