Issaquah hatchery is the most visited of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s hatcheries, with tens of thousands of visitors every year. Every fall the salmon return and so, too, do thousands 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 Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) welcomes these visitors and educates the community through tours and school educational programs. We strive to tell the story of salmon that fosters a natural, life-long commitment to their wellbeing. As our region grapples with change to the natural environment, FISH draws attention to the presence of salmon in Issaquah Creek in order to cultivate a sense of wonder and advocacy for these remarkable fish.
Welcome to the FISH Online Learning Program
We are excited to introduce two new Board members to the FISH family. Learn more about them…
Peter Wengert is humbled to serve on the FISH board and is excited to take his passion for fly fishing and Salmon to join a great cause. Peter grew up in the Midwest fishing many lakes but moved to the NW 20 years ago to raise his family (Wife Nichole and 2 Boys Owen & […]
Theodore Koshar’s Eagle Scout project beautified the hatchery grounds with personalized bricks. Over the winter months, installation had stalled, but we are happy to report that the next batch are on their way as we speak. Weather and bricklayer schedule permitting, they will be installed in the next month, and we will keep you posted. […]
FISH welcomes new board member Jonathan Koshar! Professionally, Jonathan is a finance and operations consultant with The Broad Reach Group. He helps large and small companies with everything from mergers and acquisitions to funding startups. Personally, Jonathan is passionate about Issaquah’s schools and students. He has participated in the last two Issaquah School District Bond […]