Sportsmen’s Club donates $5,000 to FISH
September 24, 2013
The Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club donated $5,000 to the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery for the new aquarium exhibit, the largest donation the project received.
The new 175-gallon, 10-by-15-by-12 tank was installed Sept. 5. The aquarium holds coho fry and salmon eggs.
The public will be able to watch the salmon hatch and grow in a replica of their natural habitat, with gravel, driftwood and rocks in temperature-controlled water.
“We feel good about it,” said Tony McIntosh, who is on the board of directors at the Sportsmen’s Club. “We have some extra money, so what better to do than keep it local?”
The exhibit cost $20,000, and the donation from the Sportsmen’s Club will go toward installation and upkeep.