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
Tours are back!!! We are delighted to be able to hold guided tours again this year starting the week of September 13th! While the hatchery is still closed for public visitation and self-guided tours, our guided tours are an opportunity to learn about and see the salmon this season. Schedule a tour using the sign-up […]
Peter is honored to serve on the FISH Board. He brings the shared commitment and purpose of promoting conservation, education, environmental sustainability and supporting the overall mission of FISH. A native Seattleite growing up on the Eastside, he was introduced to the significance of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in grade school (as well as the […]