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Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Renovation and Hiram Chittenden Locks Visitor Programs (Donation)

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Your help can make the Locks experience great!

The Fish Ladder Viewing Gallery at the Ballard Locks needs your help. The gallery needs major renovations to serve the million annual visitors who come to experience Seattle's iconic returning salmon.

The gallery that houses the fish viewing windows has not been updated much since the 1970s. We plan to improve its physical structure, interpretive exhibits, and educational technology. It’s long overdue attention needed for a well-loved and popular local resource.

Your donation today will contribute to an essential Seattle experience for generations to enjoy!

Find out more about the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Gallery renovation.

Your donation will be used to renovate the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Fish Ladder and expand interpretive opportunities that connect interpretive messages from the fish ladder plaza with the underwater viewing story. Some of the project goals for the renovation include improving the lighting and acoustical quality, better utilization of the space, along with providing dedicated ranger speaking posts.

Please help us support education and interpretation at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Your contribution will enhance visitors' appreciation of this historic Seattle landmark for many years to come. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so your contribution is tax deductible. Thank you!

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