Discovery Park Salmon Bay Wildlife Corridor
Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 > directions
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STROLL THE SHORELINE OF SALMON BAY,
WHERE THE CITY MEETS THE SOUND
Roads, paths, and bridges take you on a journey of discovery along
this captivating urban wildlife corridorthe shores of Salmon Bay
Even though bulkheads, boat locks, and urban growth crowd the waterfront,
your walk will take you through inspiring community projects which are
underway to protect and enhance the last remnants of healthy habitat
around Salmon Bay.
Interested? You are invited to join your neighbors who volunteer with
local groups to keep this corridor wildlife-friendly.
WALK THE WATERFRONT WEB OF LIFE
Theres no mystery to how Salmon Bay got its name: hundreds of
thousands of salmon swim through here every year. From the rare and
beautiful steelhead to the largest run of sockeye in the lower 48 states,
from the threatened chinook (also called king) to the silvery coho,
you can witness this amazing migration from March through October.
Salmon Bay is a rich estuary where fresh water merges with salt water.
Despite human intervention that has highly altered the estuary, Salmon
Bay shelters a multitude of birds, mammals, and insects in addition
to salmon and other fish.
Look around you might see bald eagles and sea lions feasting
on salmon, great blue herons stalking fish, and, if you look very closely,
juvenile salmon hiding, feeding and growing in the shallow tidelands.
Witness the waterfront web of life here at Salmon Bay.
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