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Watershed Council

The Bainbridge Island Watershed Council works on projects and actions that protect and improve the condition of the island's watersheds, shorelines, and related wildlife habitats through volunteer stewardship, educational outreach, and advising the city government on key issues.

PLEASE NOTE: when the watershed council moved their page to this website, an individual or group took the webpage name we used to use, biwatershedcouncil. That website is NOT our website any more. We do not know who this group is, but if you do, please let us know, because that person has not responded to our request to make it clear that they are not the same entity.

Bainbridge Island Salmon Monitoring Program



The Bainbridge Island Watershed Council is underway with their 13th annual spawning salmon monitoring season this year. This program monitors four streams on Bainbridge Island – Cooper Creek at the head of Eagle Harbor, two segments of Fletcher/Springbrook Creek, Manzanita Creek, and Murden Cove/Woodward Creek- for returning adult spawning and juvenile salmon. Volunteers conduct fish and redd (the nests in which salmon lay their eggs) surveys weekly for a two-month period each fall.

The vast majority of the returning adult salmon in the data below are coho. Cooper Creek is the exception as it is a primarily chum salmon-bearing stream as a result of supplementation work the Watershed Council did in partnership with the Suquamish Tribe from 2009 to 2012 to restore salmon to this stream from . This year we had our first sighting of a Chinook salmon, which is likely a stray from the Grover's Creek terminal fish hatchery in Indianola.



November 2017 BIWC Minutes