Welcome to the Fauntleroy watershed website - the closest thing to being here on the West Seattle peninsula, Seattle, Washington, USA.
On these pages, you'll find details about the watershed's major natural features - Fauntleroy Creek and Fauntleroy Park - as well as information about our education program and all manner of other things. Enjoy your visit!
Fauntleroy Watershed Council Meeting
Thursday, September 11 7 PM @
All are welcome!
RECORD-MAKING SALMON RELEASE SEASON
This year's salmon-release season closed the end of May with the last of a record 20 school releases of a record 2,400 fry into Fauntleroy Creek. Releases involved a record 680 students.
These records are in contrast to the very low number of smolts documented leaving the creek for saltwater. Traps were in place March 15 through May 30 at the west end of Fauntleroy Park in the upper creek and at the fish ladder in the lower creek. Despite daily diligence checking the traps, volunteer monitors found only 19 smolts.
That number contrasts with 141 in 2013. It is the lowest total since the upper trap was added, in 2011. We have yet to understand why this dip occurred in the habitat's ability to support a robust crop of smolt.