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
In 2020, and again this year, FISH will be assisting Eastside Audubon Society leaders in their census of the hatchery grounds…
Tours were back in 2021!!! We were delighted to be able to hold guided tours again this year starting the week of September 13th and going until November 14th — two whole months of touring! While the hatchery is still closed for public visitation and self-guided tours, our guided tours were an opportunity to learn […]