September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
The city’s biggest annual bash and its signature event since 1970, Salmon Days, Issaquah’s yearly celebration of all things salmon, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4.
The party is spread throughout downtown Issaquah and, of course, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Read more
September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:39 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Just as no self-respecting Washingtonian should not be without a few good apple recipes up their sleeve, nor should they be bereft of more than a couple chowder recipes either. As we enter into fall and cooler temperatures, it only seems natural now to break out the stockpot and cook up some warm you up comfort food Northwest style.
Never a fan of thick, stand-up-your-spoon chowder, I’ve always been on the lookout for recipes that have just the right combination of cream to broth. A loose, savory base with delicate garlic and onion flavors has always been necessary in my favorite chowder. The individual flavors of seafood and bacon shine at their best when a heavy, thick cream does not overwhelm them. And you can feel a wee bit better about the whole thing afterward.
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 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 6, 2015
NEW — 4:05 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Salmon Days is going to be “so flippin’ fun” in 2015.
The city unveiled this year’s theme in a playful video littered with censor beeps replacing the “flippin'” part of the sentence.
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.