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WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- Here they come. The bright red backs of sockeye salmon can be seen struggling their way up Woodinville s urban streams.

The struggle will be a little easier this year in Woodinville's Little Bear Creek. The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation has done what many thought couldn't be done. They convinced government and private property owners to go along with a plan to remove an old road resting on collapsing concrete culverts.

The rarely used road and crumbling pipes blocked the path of migrating salmon, especially during low water periods. The foundation used a grant to help fund the project, which they hope will help set the table for many more removals.

On Tuesday on the banks of the Little Bear, group members were filled with pride as they watched salmon spawning in a section of the creek that would be impossible for salmon to reach this time of year.

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