Our Salmon Tours are run by ROSE (Redmond Organization for Shared Environments) which is a non-profit created by Leon and Linda Hussey as a way of encouraging children and families to learn about native habitats and the importance of our salmon. There is a 3/8th of a mile trail that borders the creek and winds through the woods with signage on the various trees and plants. The trail is maintained by the Lake Washington Environmental Adventure School run by the amazing Brian Healey.
The trail is open to the public during normal business hours, and you can always drop in to see the salmon when they are spawning. If you have a group of 8 or larger and would like a guided tour, we have an hour program lead by a docent. In the tour, you will learn about the various trees and native plants as well as the salmon themselves. We will talk about the journey the salmon takes as it completes a life cycle, as well as the various types of salmon we see in Bear Creek.
In past years, we've given hundreds of tours to groups of all ages ranging from Girl and Boy Scout troops, preschool and elementary classes, private organizations, and local families. We cater the tour to the age of the group to make sure to offer the best experience.
As a non-profit, we request a suggested donation of $5 per person. Since our mission is to help make this experience accessible to everyone, regardless of income, if the $5 suggested donation is too much for your group, please let us know and we can work to accommodate you.
Please send an email to email@example.com if you would like to book a guided tour.
If you plan on doing a self-guided tour but have a group larger than 6, please contact us as well so we can make sure there won't be any parking conflicts in our small lot.