This fall, about three dozen people signed up to help count the salmon in their local streams and creeks. Recruited by University of Washington Bothell teaching professor Jeff Jensen, these volunteers agree to observe a stream location for at least half an hour per week (while taking coronavirus precautions) to gather vital information about salmon in streams that flow into Lake Washington and the Sammamish River. As part of the Salmon Watchers program, these citizen scientists are watching 11 streams, from Bear Creek near Redmond downstream to Thornton Creek in north Seattle and May Creek in Renton. Volunteers file reports...
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