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 9, 2015
While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.
The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.
July 9, 2015
Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery recently announced a new partnership with the Y Earth Service Corps that brings the environmental service-learning program to Issaquah.
May 27, 2015
One year ago, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and King County Executive Dow Constantine knelt with schoolchildren to release kokanee salmon fry into a Sammamish creek and celebrate a $300,000 habitat-restoration project.
Down to about 50 spawning fish in 2008, the kokanee, a relative of the sockeye that spends its entire life in fresh water, made a stirring recovery in 2012 with more than 14,000 returning to Lake Sammamish tributaries, about 4,500 of those to Ebright Creek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rogue’s Stacey Weeks presented the check March 3 to the FISH board of directors.