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Kristoferson Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration

April 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

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Guide: Barbara Brock, Class of 2002

Max Group Size = 8

IF you wish to go and trip is full, let Mary Gage know and we will schedule Barbara Brock for a second trip. If slots are available one week before the trip, current members may sign up.

SWS Contact: Look for Mary Gage, (425) 271-7292 or Jim Husting or Pat Vivolo of the Camano Field Trip Team

Barbara Brock has been an involved community member in local efforts to protect and recover salmon habitat for over 20 years. This field trip stops at three (3) sites along Kristoferson Creek to view habitat recovery at work and possibly see salmon. Meet where Kristoferson Creek flows into Triangle Cove (see black arrow on map). It is necessary to drive your car between sites. The last stop is at Kristoferson Farm, home to Canopy NW Ziplines. Barbara Brock was awarded Hometown Hero in 2021 by Commissioner Janet St Clair and Coastal Volunteer of the Year in 2010.

In advance, read these materials

Kristoferson Creek watershed
Black arrow points where to park. Watershed map shows the water that drains out through Kristoferson Creek to Triangle Cove.
  • Kristoferson Creek habitat restoration, on Camano Island
    On this field trip, you visit 3 sites and will drive your car between them
    • first, where Kristoferson flows into Triangle Cove through a new culvert;
    • second, where there is a pubic viewing area highlighting important habitat features,
    • third on Kristoferson Farm where volunteers (including SWS members) planted native plants in a buffer along the stream banks and where Kristoferson family is engaged in land conservancy.
  • Estuaries – created by Barbara Brock
  • Stillaguamish Tribe Plans for Triangle Cove habitat restoration
  • Multiple species of salmon found in Kristoferson Creek over the years, by Dawn Pucci, published by Snohomish Conservation District.
  • youtube video of salmon in Kristoferson Creek taken at the public viewing platform on Sapphire Drive
  • All about Whidbey Basin Watershed which includes Camano and Whidbey and the major rivers that drain from the Cascades – we encourage you to zoom in on the image as well as read the article.

IMPORTANT: Where to meet: see red circle in the map below – turn onto Russell Rd from East Camano or from Sunrise, then turn south to the lower road next to Triangle Cove. This location does not have a street address and the street does NOT have a street sign.

  • IF you want to sign up and the trip is full, contact Mary Gage and she will see if you can be added. 

Weather Warning: trip is subject to cancelation if wind is dangerous or wind/rain is miserable.

Kristoferson Creek Map
krisofterson creek barbara brock triangle cove
Kristoferson Creek at Triangle Cove
Kristoferson Creek at Saphhire
Kristoferson Creek at Saphhire