FISH needs volunteers to prep hatchery before celebration

April 10, 2012

By Staff

Before the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery celebrates 75 years, Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery needs help preparing the hatchery grounds for a public celebration.

The nonprofit group is hosting a work party April 14 to spruce up the hatchery. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs for the rest of the day. Participants can volunteer for the entire stretch or for a few hours.

Organizers asked for volunteers to report to the Steve Bell Theater at the hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way.

FISH needs a crew of volunteers 16 and older to pressure wash buildings, common areas and sidewalks. In addition, hatchery windows need to be cleaned, carpets need to be shampooed, and floors need to be swept and mopped. The landscaping on the hatchery grounds needs some attention and the outdoor displays could use a wash.

Organizers said the event is open to volunteers of all skill levels, but plenty of elbow grease is needed to complete the tasks. FISH especially needs volunteers experienced in using a pressure washer.

FISH is providing refreshments for volunteers.

The organization is dedicated to the preservation of the historic hatchery. Through educational programs in school classrooms and at the hatchery, FISH educates the community about the salmon lifecycle and inspires stewardship of the Puget Sound watershed.

The open house — a kickoff to the 75th anniversary celebration — is scheduled for April 22, Earth Day.

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