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.
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.
September 23, 2014
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.
September 22, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 22, 2014
Spot the Spawners in the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed this fall.
Salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Watch for these natural beauties at the viewing sites around the watersheds as they make their seasonal journey. Local viewpoints include:
Lake Sammamish State Park — 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, through October. Learn more here.
Issaquah Creek — Self-guided tours along the creek, culminating at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way, through Nov. 16. Learn more here.
September 9, 2014
The first fish have been sighted at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and 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.
The hatchery, with thousands of visitors every year, is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s hatcheries.
There are many ways to do right by the salmon and visitors:
July 22, 2014
Issaquah Creek might receive some tender love, care of federal Cooperative Watershed Management Program grant funding.
Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resource Inventory Area 8 recommended the King County Flood District award four of nine grants toward restoration of Issaquah Creek and protection of its salmon population.
The grants, totaling $816,500, would go to controlling knotweed along the creek bank, restoration at Lake Sammamish State Park, and conservation and restoration of the Juniper Street Park, according to the Cooperative Watershed Management project subcommittee report.