April 1, 2014
Here’s a unique chance to help the kokanee program from the Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Trapping kokanee fry on Ebright and Lewis creeks recently started, with an anticipated third trap on Laughing Jacobs Creek. Trapping is from dusk to about 11 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Help is needed monitoring these traps.
To volunteer, contact Robert Metzger at email@example.com or 888-3639.
September 17, 2013
On Oct. 19, the Bellevue-Issaquah chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its second annual Run with the Kokanee.
The race is a 5K and 10K run and walk through Lake Sammamish State Park, beginning at 9 a.m., and proceeds from the registration will go to support Trout Unlimited’s efforts to conserve the kokanee salmon.
Trout Unlimited works frequently with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to help count the number of fish in Lake Sammamish during spawning season. Over the past five years, Trout Unlimited has seen record lows in number of kokanee, according to Mark Taylor, who is in charge of conservation and education efforts for Trout Unlimited.
May 7, 2013
The Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering a contest to see who can correctly predict the number of kokanee fry counted in the 2013 migration of fry from Ebright and Lewis creeks into Lake Sammamish.
The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Coho Cafe in Issaquah.
During the past seven years, chapter volunteers have been counting the number of fry that migrate downstream from the spawning areas into Lake Sammamish to help in the kokanee recovery efforts for Lake Sammamish.