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See salmon returning to spawn in the Cedar River and learn about their epic journey from the ocean at five spots along the river Saturdays and Sundays through October. Exhibits and volunteer naturalists share history of the Cedar River, life cycle of salmon and how everyone can help preserve the natural habitat in the Cedar River Watershed, 14,000 acres of old-growth forest-wildlife preserve and the source of much of King County’s drinking water.

Drop in any or all of the five sites, each offering views of salmon and unique features for all ages. Renton Library, built over the Cedar River in downtown Renton, provides river views in an easily accessed urban setting. At Cedar River Park, see where some salmon are removed for the hatchery. Naturalists share human history of the area at Riverview Park; and at Cavanaugh Pond, take a 30-minute tour past wildlife viewing areas and habitat-restoration projects. The Landsburg Park site offers information about the watershed and views of Landsburg Dam usually not open to the public. All sites except Cavanaugh Pond are ADA accessible; parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

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