FISH hosts Public Officials Day Sept. 25; public is invited

September 21, 2013

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 21, 2013

The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is hosting a special event to educate local elected leaders and the public about the importance of the hatchery and salmon conservation.

Officials from the area have been invited to a special presentation at 2 p.m. Sept. 25. FISH’s board of directors has invited City Council members, school district directors, water district commissioners, Metropolitan King County Council members, and state lawmakers from cities and districts that surround Lake Sammamish.

The purpose of Public Officials Day is to acquaint those who make decisions within the Lake Sammamish watershed with the value of this historic and active facility in their own backyard.

Members of the public are also invited to attend, and experience the hatchery during the fall salmon run. The hatchery is at 125 W. Sunset Way.

Metropolitan King County Councilman Regan Dunn has been invited to speak about the effort underway in the U.S. Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Other speakers include Metropolitan King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, Issaquah City Councilwoman Eileen Barber and Bob Everett, of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The program also includes an optional hatchery tour at 1 p.m.

 

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