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, March 13, 7 PM @ Fauntleroy Church. All are welcome!
READ ALL ABOUT 2013
Habitat restoration, salmon releases, park stewardship, outreach, the Kilbourne ravine project - all the news from the year just past is summarized in the Fauntleroy Watershed Council's 2013 Annual Report.
ONE OF THOSE YEARS
After two weeks of ideal habitat conditions - 12-foot tides, rain to flush the creek, no obstructions - salmon watchers have gone home after spotting just one coho spawner. That fish had just nosed into the creek as the tide ebb, leaving it there to the mercy of two very active river otters.
This is not the only year we've had so few fish. Last year's 274 was an exciting aberration. Other recent counts: 14 (2011), 0 (2010), 18 (2009), 2 (2008), 89 (2007), 0 (2006).
Early reports of lots of coho in the Sound didn't hold true here. We always have tribal fishing, sometimes right in the cove, and noise from construction on land near the ferry terminal likely wouldn't have affected spawners in the water.
Next year should be great!