Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) is hosting a special event to educate local elected leaders and the public about the importance of the hatchery and salmon conservation.
Officials from the surrounding area have been invited to a special presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. FISH’s Board of Directors has invited city council members, school district directors, water district commissioners, Metropolitan King County Council members and state lawmakers from cities and districts that surround Lake Sammamish.
The purpose of Public Officials Day is to acquaint those who make decisions within the Lake Sammamish watershed with the value of this historic and active facility in their own backyard.
Members of the public are also invited to attend, and experience the hatchery during the fall salmon run. The hatchery is located at 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah.
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Regan Dunn has been invited to speak about the effort underway in the U.S. Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area. Other speakers include Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, Issaquah City Councilmember Eileen Barber and Bob Everett of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The program also includes an optional hatchery tour at 1 p.m.
FISH is a volunteer and membership based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Through educational programs in school classrooms and at the hatchery, FISH educates the community about the salmon lifecycle and inspires stewardship of the Puget Sound watershed.