What’s Happening at the Hatchery: Annual Report and Farewell, Pepper!

Annual Report:
We’ve had an incredible year and are so thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers who made it possible. Check out these 2019 statistics:

Individuals reached by FISH volunteers and staff:

  • FISHop visitors – 3.421
  • Super Salmon Sleuths – 80
  • FISH Presents – 232
  • School presentations – 3,426
  • School science fairs – 2,704
  • Spring/summer tours – 444
  • Weekend scheduled tours – 204
  • Outreach events – 888
  • Salmon Days – 15,000
  • Fall weekday tours – 10,988
  • VOLUNTEER HOURS – 3,673 — Wow!!!

Farewell, Pepper!
It is said that all good things must come to an end. Such is our time with Kris “Pepper” Hambrick, our Program Coordinator, who has developed curriculum and taught classes and summer camp for the past three seasons. She is moving on to her next adventure.  From the beginning, Pepper brought a spark of enthusiasm and energy.  She taught us about questioning, learning and presenting styles – how to look through different lenses. Not from the “fishy” world, Pepper has brought her intelligence and inquisitive nature to the Issaquah Hatchery.  In good weather, we would find her enjoying lunch outside by the stream, doing hatchery historical research, reading the latest salmon book or article and, in turn, sharing the new information with us. She integrated that breadth of knowledge, and excitement, into her classroom visits and presentations. She will be missed! We will be following her as she boldly goes where no one has gone before. Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning!

Best of luck Pepper!

Your FISH friends