Every fall the salmon return to Issaquah, 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 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 wellbeing.
“FISH champions the annual miracle of salmon in our fragile environment.” — FISH Mission
Heidi has lived in the NW her entire life and has been fishing with her father since she could hold a rod. She has had the privilege of fishing many amazing places with her favorite being Campbell river and the Tyee fish club. After spending 20 years in the healthcare field, it was time to take […]
The Steve Bell Theatre displays a 10-minute educational video on the salmon lifecycle and the role of the Issaquah Hatchery. Thanks to the generous support of Puget Sound Energy, the theatre room has been recently renovated and upgraded! It is open daily from 8AM to 4PM, free of charge.