Kokanee fun run is Oct. 20 at Lake Sammamish State Park

October 2, 2012

By Staff

On Oct. 20, the Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited is presenting the inaugural Run with the Kokanee at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Parking for this event is available near the main gate, at 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, and will require a $10 fee or a Washington State Parks Discover Pass.

Those registering for either the 5k or 10k walk/run can save $10 on the entry fee when registering for the race on or before Oct. 7. Those entering the day of the race will be charged $40 and $45, respectively. Those wishing to enter early online may do so at www.tu-bi.org.

Proceeds raised from the event will be utilized to support kokanee recovery work on the lake and surrounding creeks. The once-abundant kokanee declined in recent decades, perhaps due to construction near creeks, increased predators, disease or changes in water quality. The distant goal is to restore the species so kokanee return to many creeks branching from the lake to spawn each autumn.

All adults are invited to attend the run along with their children (if supervised) and dogs (if on a leash). Learn more by calling Mark Taylor at 206-200-2840.

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