of young students and visitors, who come to see these magnificent fish return from their grueling journey at sea, to fight against the current and spawn in Issaquah Creek.
The Issaquah hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's hatcheries, with thousands of visitors every year. As the region grapples with change to the natural environment, FISH highlights the presence of salmon in Issaquah Creek to cultivate a sense of wonder about these remarkable fish. We strive to tell the story of salmon here in such a way that fosters a natural, life-long commitment to their well being.
4 Mar 2014 This will be FISH’s 13th year offering summer day camps that teach about salmon, habitat and watershed stewardship. For the 2014 FISH is offering a paid position to support our summer education programs. Learn more about our summer programs and this opportunity by reading our blog.
30 Jan 2014 We’re all geared up for Summer Camp. It may be cold and rainy outside now, but summer fun is right around the corner. Summer camp with FISH has proved to be a very popular summer program with campers returning year after year. One parent said, “My kids loved camp! They came home each day with a story and very happy. We will be back next year!” Celina Steiger, our Education Coordinator is the Camp Director, and along with summer staff and young camp helpers, has designed a program that helps children discover the wonders of our amazing salmon and the waters they live in. Days are filled with active games, songs, stories and exploration of salmon habitat.
FISH volunteers leads tours, answer questions, and promote watershed stewardship so our young people will take care of the water they share with the salmon.
FISH offers myriad educational programs that teach about Pacific salmon, watershed functions and hatchery operations, from camps to classroom presentations.
The Issaquah Hatchery was was created to restore the historic salmon runs that once thrived in Issaquah Creek but had been destroyed by logging, coal mining, and other activities in the Issaquah Creek Basin.