Poulsbo Fish Park Salmon Viewing Day is November 2

DSC_0213All over the Seattle area salmon viewing is still taking place.  The time to see them returning to spawn starts in June and is best in September, but you can still see them in October, and early November.  If you are in DSC_0183Seattle there are many places to go see them, perhaps one of the easiest is Ballard Locks.  But if you live on Bainbridge Island or in Kitsap, or want to take a day trip and do some exploring, why not visit Fish Park in Poulsbo (the town on Liberty Bay which was such a destination for Scandinavian immigrants that most streets are themed and has an active histoic waterfront with seasonal activites) for Salmon Viewing Day?  Volunteers will be on hand to talk about the lifecycle of the salmon and it promises to be a great adventure (time is 10-2 p.m.) as well as a highly anticipated community event.

Poulsbo’s Fish Park was named for Dogfish Creek, connecting to Liberty Bay in the Liberty Bay estuary.  But people don’t come here to see dogfish (it was named that because of a dogfish oil factory a hundred years ago on the bay), it’s much more likely that you will see a salmon in this 36 acre nature preserve.  At this time of year the Chum are seen DSC_0211most often, and you can also see Coho.  There are also steelhead and cutthroat trout in residence.  Another amusement in Fish Park is counting the bird houses and the bat boxes!  Challenge your kidlets to see if they can find them all (don’t tell but there are 13 bird houses and 2 bat boxes).DSC_0196  Or if you’re ambitious and like to sketch, why not take a sketch book and try to make your own map of the winding and branching paths with their features of bridges, creeks, snag trees, and other features?
The delight of wandering in the quiet autumn woods and viewing the habitat of the animals and birds (my son Daniel saw young geese in the creek backwaters when we were there today) as well as the inevitable playing and running that kids never get enough of makes a visit to Fish Park in this season a special treat.  Today it was quiet with a few strolling locals and their pooches, Saturday it promises to be a happy crowd welcoming the heroic salmon (after all, how many of them actually make it back to perpetuate the generations?) home.

About Edy Kizaki

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Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at SeattlePowerSearch.com, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the process...now Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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