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Free guided walk to see spawning salmon Saturday at Arroyo Park

See spawning salmon with naturalists from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association during free guided walks along Chuckanut Creek from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Arroyo Park.

NSEA will staff a table at the footbridge downstream from the parking areas, answering questions and pointing out salmon.

“You can drop by any time, there’s no set tours,” said Maggie Long, NSEA’s education manager. “Our naturalists will be there to lead people to different spots where salmon are congregating.”

Long said chum salmon that were born years ago in Chuckanut Creek are making their way upstream as part of their natural life cycle. They’ll spawn in the creek and die, leaving their carcasses that provide nutrients to the habitat.

“It’s shady and cool down by the creek, so dress warm,” Long said.

Arroyo Park is at 1700 Old Samish Road east of Chuckanut Drive and west of 32nd Street, with two free parking areas. For more information, call 360-715-0283, ext. 105, or go online to n-sea.org or the NSEA page on Facebook.

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