Presidents Day Weekend
at the Locks

Feb 18, 19 & 20

Family activities, displays and a

Maritime Folknet Song Performance

The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will be the site of family activities, tours, and displays this Presidents Day, February 18-20.   Look for historical displays in the Administration Building from, Friends of the Ballard Locks, Fremont Historical Society, and Rainier Valley Historical Society.  Call the visitor center for more information.

The Lower Snake River dams exacerbate the effects of climate change on salmon, trapping fish in slack-water reservoirs that overheat and contribute to disease, mortality and predation.  Removing these four dams would re-open a pathway for salmon to more than 5,000 miles of pristine cold-water streams in the wilderness of central Idaho, eastern Oregon and eastern Washington.
Salmon support a unique Northwest way of life.  They support jobs and cultures. And they are a critical food source for more than 100 other species, including endangered orcas.

 Now is the time to remove the four outdated, low-value, unneeded dams on the lower Snake River.   If we free the Snake, we can save the salmon, restore jobs, and achieve the biggest river restoration in history.

USS Turner Joy Destroyer

Visits the Locks 

Over 400 feet long and towering over the Admin Building, this ship went through the Locks on Feb. 2.

It will come back through Feb. 27 or Feb. 28.....stay tuned.