August 18, 2014
NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 18, 2014
The city’s second Taco Time franchise will host a special opening day fundraiser Aug. 20.
A portion of proceeds raised from the new restaurant that day will go toward the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, which helps to safely bring the salmon home every year.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and is at 5611 221st Place S.E., across the street from Brown Bear Car Wash.
August 18, 2014
NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 18, 2014
With spawning season coming up, it’s a good time to volunteer with the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.
The hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s hatcheries, with thousands of visitors every year.
FISH relies on a committed team of docents to provide tours and educate visitors about the salmon in Issaquah Creek. Adult volunteers are needed from September to mid-November.
July 14, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 14, 2014
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is gearing up for its busy fall tour season and needs many volunteers, including tour guides, helpers in the gift shop or around the hatchery.
Volunteers will receive training, a mentor and a lot of opportunities and support to ease them into their roles.
June 12, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. June 12, 2014
You can now contribute to the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery automatically, just by shopping on Amazon.
FISH is participating in the AmazonSmile program. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5 percent of every purchase you make via smile.amazon.com to FISH. This allows Amazon customers to support FISH at no extra cost.
April 8, 2014
Longtime volunteer Beverly Lee has announced her retirement as volunteer coordinator of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, effective June 30.
Lee has lived in Issaquah since 1985, except for two years when she lived in England. She first became a volunteer with FISH in 2002. In 2007, she began assisting with coordinating the volunteer component of the FISH program and assumed the role of volunteer coordinator in 2009.
Lee has brought wonderful innovations to the volunteer program including interviews to help place volunteers in the most appropriate position, and a mentor program that helps new volunteers get off to the best start.
April 30, 2013
Marking the fourth year of a successful effort, The Kokanee Work Group, along with the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish, held its annual kokanee fry release last week with the help of area fourth-graders.
On a sunny and mild April 26, a group of students from Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School placed several hundred young kokanee salmon into their home waters of Ebright Creek. The concentrated effort to save the species, which lives most of its life in Lake Sammamish, celebrated the results of a recovery after the fish had hovered on the edge of extinction.
Sammamish Mayor Tom Odell praised the citizens who have come together to help the native fish.