Scene in Edmonds: Thousands of salmon eggs

Volunteers with Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS) helped incubate 85,000 coho salmon eggs at the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery (in Edmonds at Pine Street and Hwy 104) on Saturday. The eggs come from coho salmon that were spawned at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Issaquah Hatchery.
After the eggs hatch and the fry are fed by SSS volunteers for a couple of months in the Willow Creek Hatchery pond, the young coho salmon will be released in nearby creeks in Edmonds and creeks that drain into Lake Washington. These salmon will live in the creeks for about a year before migrating to sea, and the survivors will return as adults to supplement the naturally produced salmon populations.
  1. If only the stream coming out of the Edmonds Marsh was daylighted, we could release fish right there and have returning salmon. The city has talked about it for years.

  2. Thank you, Sound Salmon Solutions for your important work and in my lifetime, I too hope to see Willow Creek daylighted.

  3. Such great work, and good to see our young citizens getting involved. I, too, would like to see Edmonds Marsh’s daylight connection to Puget Sound restored.

  4. Getting the creek daylighted is a complex problem with economic, environmental and political land minds all over the place. Right now it appears to be a bit of a “not it” game being played between WSDOT (current land owner), City of Edmonds (promised buyer) and the previous oil company owners, one of whom or a combination will be responsible for doing a potentially very expensive pollution clean up project or pay for capping over the area with several feet of concrete. The capping over solution would preclude any daylighting of the creek but would facilitate using the area for commercial or housing projects which, some special interests actually favor, believe it or not? The place to start learning about this situation is at City Hall, tomorrow night at 6:30; in case you are really seriously interested in all this.

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