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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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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Construction has started on Atlas project

February 24, 2015

Lennar Multifamily Communities announced in a press release that it began excavation last week on its Atlas multifamily community.

Located west of downtown Issaquah at Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Seventh Avenue Northwest, Atlas will include three five-story buildings containing 344 apartments, approximately 450 parking stalls (including 310 secure underground stalls), a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities, and a large area of landscaped open space.

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FISH plans dedication ceremony Feb. 21 for Charles Staniforth

February 15, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 15, 2015

The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery invites the public to a dedication ceremony to honor Charles “Stan” Staniforth at 10 a.m. Feb. 21.

FISH is planting a tree and installing and dedicating a bench at the hatchery in his name to commemorate his contribution to the hatchery.

Staniforth passed away in September, leaving a long legacy of devotion to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and FISH.

Charles ‘Stan’ Staniforth

Charles ‘Stan’ Staniforth

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Stream of Dreams

November 5, 2014

Permanent fish mural guides the way for drivers, students

What first appeared to be a colorful display for Salmon Days attendees is actually an education project that will last for hopefully a decade or more.

All Issaquah Valley Elementary School students, from preschoolers to fifth-graders, have a fish on the Stream of Dreams.

It was a “massive volunteer effort,” according to Tiffany Aske, who co-chaired the project with Leah Gibson. They were inspired by a similar mural project at Laurelhurst Elementary School in Seattle, and coached through it by the Canadian-based Stream of Dreams Murals Society.

by Greg Farrar Fish swim in swirls (above) on the fence in part of the long Stream of Dreams mural at Issaquah Valley Elementary School on Newport Way Northwest.

By Greg Farrar
Fish swim in swirls on the fence in part of the long Stream of Dreams mural at Issaquah Valley Elementary School on Newport Way Northwest.

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Head to the FISHop during Salmon Days

October 4, 2014

NEW — 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014

Salmon Days is a good time to stop in at the FISHop.

The store for salmon souvenirs will be open the same hours as the festival — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A new image representing the city’s favorite swimmer is a chalk board rendition of a coho available on collectible lapel pins, drink coasters, postcards, holiday ornaments, coffee mugs and dish towels.

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Issaquah Salmon Hatchery school tours return

September 23, 2014

By Greg Farrar Chris Blau (left), with Aquarium Concepts, changes the water after cleaning a 175-gallon aquarium as Issaquah Valley Elementary School students look at fingerlings enjoying the gravel, driftwood and river rock habitat inside the main double doors of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. From Sept. 19 through the end of October, classroom tours are booked solid by Puget Sound-area schools as they learn about the salmon life cycle by exploring the fish ladders, rearing ponds, fish viewing windows and education displays at the hatchery.

By Greg Farrar
Chris Blau (left), with Aquarium Concepts, changes the water after cleaning a 175-gallon aquarium as Issaquah Valley Elementary School students look at fingerlings enjoying the gravel, driftwood and river rock habitat inside the main double doors of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. From Sept. 19 through the end of October, classroom tours are booked solid by Puget Sound-area schools as they learn about the salmon life cycle by exploring the fish ladders, rearing ponds, fish viewing windows and education displays at the hatchery.

Snoqualmie Tribe becomes Salmon Days Title Spawnsor

September 23, 2014

Earlier this year, the Salmon Days Festival was in need of a new Title Spawnsor. As one of the largest events in the state, we knew it wouldn’t be difficult to attract a large corporation that wanted the exposure, but our ideal partner was a local organization that shared our love and support of salmon.

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