Set off on ‘Gill’-iver’s Travels to experience salmon migration
October 3, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010
In addition to the Roving Fish Fan hunt at the Salmon Days Festival, the downtown Issaquah Salmon Hatchery features “Gill”-iver’s Travels — a chance for children and adults to assume the role of a migrating salmon.
(Trust us, nobody dies at the end of the journey.)
The experience starts at the entrance of the hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way. Then, participants head to booths to answer questions about salmon, the environment and water quality. Show the passport to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife at the end of the journey to receive a fishy treat.
The program comes together through the efforts of the state fish and wildlife agency, the state Department of Natural Resources, Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and King County.
The hatchery area also includes information from environmental nonprofits and service organizations, including the city Resource Conservation Office, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks’ Noxious Weed Program, Trout Unlimited and the Issaquah Alps Trails Club.