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.
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.
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.
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.