Give to FISH and help fish!
FISH has big plans for 2024! You help us continue the important work of educating our young people and our citizens about our iconic Pacific salmon, the importance of clean watersheds, and the vital role our historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery plays in sustaining our salmon population. Giving Tuesday 2023 (and throughout November and December)
Our goal for Giving Tuesday 2023 is to raise $10,000 in donations and memberships to help support our programs:
- School Field Trip Scholarship Fund: More than 10,000 school-aged kids visited the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in the fall of 2023 to witness the miraculous migration of salmon. Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) provided more than 200 educational tours. Affordable, educational field trips are an essential learning component to engage students in experiential science curriculum. Yet one of the biggest obstacles for schools to take advantage of this hands-on experience is the cost of field trip transportation. We are reaching out today to ask you to support FISH educational programming during this season of giving. For every $1000 raised FISH can provide a free educational tour for 30 kids. click here
- Summer Science Camp Scholarship Fund: STEM summer science camps are a fun and engaging way to learn science in an outdoor classroom. These educational camps are designed to immerse youth in science and technology experiences through the remarkable migration of our local salmon. Some families struggle to afford these opportunities. With every $300 raised to the FISH Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, we can enroll child to experience the wonder of nature conservancy and preservation. click here
- Maintaining and improving the hatchery’s Native Plant Garden & Wetlands Rain Garden Display to teach visitors about the role of plants in watershed stewardship and salmon conservation.
- Salmon Cycle Aquarium Program: The (FISH) aquarium is the only cold water, full salmon life-cycle tank in the state of Washington. Installed in 2013, the aquarium is maintained by volunteers & professional cleaning staff. The aquarium starts both the docent-led and self-guided tours & teaches students in a hand-on exhibit about the salmon life cycle. Over 10,000 school kids come face to face with the salmon. Aquarium costs have soared in recent years & only through volunteer hard work and kind donations from people like you are we able to continue this program. For every $500 raised, will pay for crucial cleaning and maintenance as well as equipment replacement. click here
Immersive Salmon Cycle Kits: To engage young visitors to the hatchery FISH is producing an immersive life cycle salmon kit to augment science and technology experiences through the remarkable migration of our local salmon. These kits would be used as outreach tools for summer science camp, classroom presentations and other educational learning. The will also be available in the FISH gift shop. click here
We are committed to providing programs that help people explore our watershed and protect and advocate for the environment and salmon. With the help of your membership and tax-deductible contributions, we will continue to do so.
Donate by Check
Make your check payable to “Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery” and send it to:
125 W. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Other ways to give
Bricks for Fish are personalized bricks with messages that you create, and we proudly display on the grounds of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery for years to come.
These bricks are the perfect gift for your favorite salmon supporter!
This program is temporarily on hold for 2023.
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH), currently has five unique projects under away that we are looking to raise $15,000 for each project.
(1) refurbish the hatchery theater room: FISH is looking to refurbish the flooring, baseboards, walls and lighting as well as upgrade the seating & TV cover space.
(2) refurbish the Watershed Science Center with patterned carpeting create an immersive environment for families, using green-zero-energy upgrades.
(3) replace and upgrade the rain garden wetlands signage, and perform seasonal maintenance.
(4) Supporting the FISH science camps, through immersive programming. FISH is looking to refresh and upgrade existing supplies, equipment & provide salmon kits as well as subsidized camp fees support to underserved communities.
(5) Issaquah Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration project. FISH is looking to remove invasive species and plant native, salmon friendly plantings.
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