September 9, 2014
The first fish have been sighted at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and it’s that time of year again — time to step up to help the amazing salmon that are returning home and the crowds of people that will follow them.
The hatchery, with thousands of visitors every year, is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s hatcheries.
There are many ways to do right by the salmon and visitors:
September 5, 2014
NEW — 9 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014
The FISHop, a salmon-themed gift shop, has opened to greet the salmon returning to Issaquah Creek.
The shop sells salmon souvenirs, gifts and children’s activities. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until mid-November.
The shop is at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, at 125 W. Sunset Way. Proceeds from the shop, staffed by volunteers, are used to support the salmon education programs of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.
New items include a salmon-shaped oven mitt, fish collars for large and medium-sized dogs who love water, and bone necklaces carved in the shape of a salmon. The shop also carries notecards, postcards, hats with the hatchery logo, key chains, magnets and tree ornaments.
August 31, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2013