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 12, 7 PM @ Fauntleroy Church. All are welcome!
SMOLTS LEAVING AS FRY ARRIVE
As of May 5, the count of coho smolts leaving the creek for saltwater reached 119. These year-old juveniles are 4"-5" long and will feed along the shoreline in Fauntleroy Cove until they are big enough for open water.
At the same time as smolts are leaving, school children are releasing fry in the creek in Fauntleroy Park. By June 22, local volunteers will have led 17 release field trips, bringing just over 2,000 fry to grow in the upper creek over the next year. At least that many will be growing in the lower creek as the result of spawning last fall.
Dennis Hinton is one of four volunteers who faithfully check smolt traps daily. Photo courtesy Connie Hinton