Wenatchee River Institute Fall Salmon Walks, Oct. 4th and 11th, witness the return of the Pacific Salmon
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.
WRI Fall Salmon Walks, 10am on Oct. 4 and 11, 10am-12noon. 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. Questions? Contact Rachel Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509)548-0181 x5. Visit our website: www.wenatcheeriverinstitute.org
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