Help salmon, watershed through GiveBIG 2015

April 28, 2015

As GiveBIG 2015 approaches the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery encourages you to use the event as a way to add extra value to your gift.

Your gift will make an immediate difference for salmon and their watershed by supporting FISH’s collaborative efforts to preserve and protect habitat.

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Ava Frisinger earns Kees Environmental Award

April 14, 2015

Ava Frisinger is the recipient of the 2015 Ruth Kees Environmental Award — the community’s highest honor for environmental advocates — and the Issaquah Highlands Community Association is the first Community Environmental Award honoree.

Ava Frisinger

Ava Frisinger

The public is invited to attend a special presentation at the City Council regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 20 as Mayor Fred Butler and council members recognize the honorees.

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Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery hires new executive director

March 31, 2015

The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery board of directors recently hired Karen Kane to be the next executive director for the organization.

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Enroll now for FISH “Super Salmon Sleuths”

March 26, 2015

NEW — 3 p.m. March 26, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is accepting reservations in its preschool program “Super Salmon Sleuths.”

Designed for ages 3-6, it is the perfect introduction to the salmon lifecycle for imaginative and active young children.

Parents may enroll children for this hour-and-a-half program at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery by visiting the FISH website, issaquahfish.org, and clicking on “Education & Programs.” The cost is $12 per child.

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FISH gets $6,000 from Snoqualmie Tribe

March 25, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery has received a $6,000 grant from the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The generous donation comes from the Snoqualmie Tribe Fund and will be used to support the Salmon In The Schools program.

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Off The Press — Local residents are doing great things, here and away

March 17, 2015

I spend a lot of time thinking about local people and things, and I’d like to point out some of them here.

Kathleen Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen Merrill
Press managing editor

Kudos to the parents of young Maddie Sprague, Jeannie and Colin Sprague who met Maddie when she was only a couple of weeks old. Although they knew about her health problems — she had open-heart surgery the day she was born — they adopted her anyway.

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Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse donates $1,000 to FISH

March 17, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery recently received a $1,000 gift from the Rogue Foundation from funds raised during the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse’s 2014 Frogs & Dogs celebration.

Contributed Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

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Stacey Weeks (center), manager of the Rogue Issaquah BrewHouse presents a check for $1,000 from the Rogue Foundation to FISH Board President Ava Frisinger (left) and Jane Kuechle, FISH executive director (right).

Rogue’s Stacey Weeks presented the check March 3 to the FISH board of directors.

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FISH offers Feb. 20 free screening of Elwha River film

February 17, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will offer a screening of the film “Return of the River” (The Elwha) on Feb. 20 in the Watershed Science Center at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

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FISH offers Feb. 20 free screening of Elwha River film

February 13, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 13, 2015

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery will offer a screening of the film “Return of the River” (The Elwha) on Feb. 20 in the Watershed Science Center at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

The screening is open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The film runs 70 minutes. There will be a sampling of salmon hors d’oeuvres and a discussion following the viewing. The event is free but contributions will be gratefully accepted.

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FISH seeks new executive director, apply by Feb. 18

February 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 10, 2015

The board of directors of the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is seeking an executive director to replace Jane Kuechle, who is retiring.

Applications for this part-time position must be in by the end of day Feb. 18. Read the full job description at www.issaquahfish.org.

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