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Give to FISH and help fish! FISH has big plans for 2024. 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. Our goal is to raise $25,000 in donations to help support our programs.

School Field Trip Scholarship Fund

More than 30,000 school-aged kids visited the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to witness the miraculous migration of salmon. FISH provides more than 400 educational tours. Affordable, educational field trips are an essential learning component to engage students. Yet one of the biggest obstacles for schools to take advantage of this hands-on experience is the cost of field trip transportation. For every $1000 raised FISH can provide a free educational tour for 90 kids. 

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Summer Science Camp Scholarship Fund

STEM summer science camps are a fun and engaging way to learn science in an outdoor classroom. 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. 

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Salmon Cycle Aquarium Program

The aquarium is a cold water, full salmon life-cycle tank that was installed in 2013. FISH volunteers and a professional cleaning staff maintain the tank. Aquarium costs have soared in recent years and we are able to continue this program through donations. Every $500 raised will pay for crucial cleaning and maintenance as well as equipment replacement.

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Aquarium Decor

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.

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Volunteer to Maintain and Improve Hatchery Gardens

The hatchery’s Native Plant Garden & Wetlands Rain Garden Display teach visitors about the role of plants in watershed stewardship and salmon conservation. Corporate and organizational groups are invited to the hatchery for a work party/ day of giving.

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Donate Online

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Donate by Check

Make your check payable to “Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery” and send it to:

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
125 W. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027

Support FISH by Helping us Reach our Capital Fundraising Goals!

FISH currently has five unique projects under away that we are looking to raise $25,000 for each project either as cash or in-kind donations.

(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.


Please email the executive director for more information.