October 3, 2015
September 18, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 18, 2015
Warm waters and low flows have made 2015 a tough year for salmon as they work to return to streams and rivers around the Puget Sound area this fall.
Watch for these natural beauties at viewing sites listed here — and cheer them on if you see them.
September 16, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 16, 2015
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is asking members and the public for support to maintain its education and community programs throughout Issaquah and surrounding areas.
A FISH membership helps support the mission statement: “To advocate retaining and improving the historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and to promote watershed stewardship through education.”
As a FISH member, you receive a great benefits package, according to a news release from the group. Those benefits include:
September 9, 2015
NEW — 5:13 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015
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.
Our Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, with thousands of visitors every year, is the most visited hatchery in the state.
There are many ways to do right by the salmon and visitors: Read more
September 6, 2015
NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 6, 2015
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery presents Elected Officials Day to learn about how climate change is impacting salmon and local watersheds.
The free event is from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way. Elected Officials Day promotes awareness of FISH, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the watershed to our local, regional and state officials.
August 13, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 13, 2015
The Issaquah Brewhouse is going to do the dogs.
The local restaurant and brewery again invites two- and four-legged attendees to the seventh annual Frogs & Dogs Festival, an outdoor gathering of everything food, beer and dogs.
Bring your pooch for a day of fun activities including an 11 a.m. dog parade, a canine fashion show and lots of doggy dancing.
Admission is $5. Proceeds from the family- and pet-friendly festival benefit Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the Washington State Animal Response Team.
The fun goes all day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. Learn more here.
July 27, 2015
NEW — 5:15 July 27, 2015
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is looking for an energetic individual with teaching experience and environmental credentials as its next education coordinator.
The three-quarter time position will remain open until Aug. 2, or until the position is filled. The organization is hoping to hire by Aug. 14.
The education coordinator is responsible for the organization’s educational programs, which include summer camps, preschool classes, science fairs, in-school programs, volunteer trainings, fry releases and outreach events. Successful candidates will have teaching experience with preschool through elementary school-age students and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or teaching. Experience working with nonprofit organizations is preferred.
July 21, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. July 21, 2015
Join the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to discover how the community is working together to protect salmon by restoring creekside habitat, preventing flooding and reducing pollution.
FISH is hosting a free community event at 6:30 p.m. July 22, featuring city Surface Water Manager Kerry Ritland and city environmental science associate Dana Zlateff. Learn how the city and community partners work together to protect salmon.
July 16, 2015
The Washington Foundation for the Environment has awarded Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery a $1,500 grant to help develop curriculum for FISH’s new after middle school program, The Earth Service Corps FISH Ambassadors.
July 14, 2015
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is hosting a free community event July 22 to educate the public on its mission and volunteer efforts. Read more