to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of
Monthly Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
normally beginning at 7:00 pm.
place on Wednesday, August 12. Larry Franks with Friends of
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (or FISH) will be the featured speaker.
addition, there will be
project updates, fishing reports, raffles, good food and brew.
There is lots of activity regarding our activities to save the little
red fish! Be sure to come and learn about these activities.
Be sure to bring your friends!
The meeting will be held at the
Issaquah Brew House
35 W Sunset Way
WDFW is holding a series of meetings to solicit public input on its
plan for identifying selected streams as Wild Steelhead gene
banks. You can learn more about the gene bank program and can
make comments regarding it at - http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/fisheries/steelhead/gene_bank.
Run with the
The 4th Annual Run with the Kokanee Fun Run and Walk will be held on
Saturday, October 17 at the Lake Sammamish State Park. We are
hoping to increase the number of runners/walkers over last year's total
with the goal of raising even more money for our Kokanee restoration
projects on Lake Sammamish. Registration for the run is now
open! You (and your friends) and can register at this site - http://nwtrailruns.com/events/run-with-the-kokanee/
Volunteers for WCTU
booth at Washington State Fair -Volunteers
are needed to man the Washington State TU Council booth at the
Washington State Fair in Puyallup that runs from September 5 to
21. If you are interested in helping, send an e-mail to Ron
Holtcamp at email@example.com. In the e-mail, indicate the
dates that you are available, along with your name, e-mail address,
phone number, mailing address and chapter number. When you help,
you will receive a free exhibitor pass that provides free
parking. It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the booth going
during the fair, so if you have time, please contact Ron.
for Sale -The chapter
recently received a donation of a pontoon boat, which will be sold to a
chapter member at a very good price! It was used one time, so it
is in excellent condition. The pontoon boat is shown below.
Click on the picture for a larger view.
The pontoon boat was made by
Fish Cat. More information on the boat can be found by clicking
web site. Retail price for the boat is $999, but we are
selling it for only $500!
If you are interested in
purchasing this nice pontoon boat, contact Brad Throssell.
November 20, 2014 Trout Unlimited launched its "Wild Steelhead
Initiative." This is an effort to protect and restore wild
steelhead that used to be abundant in streams in Washington, Oregon,
California, Idaho and Alaska. Now, 70% of the wild steelhead
populations in these state require federal protection. We must
act now if we are to preserve remnants of the original runs in streams
in our area. To see what Trout Unlimited is doing and see how you
can get involved, click
here. While at the web site, but sure to sign the credo to
show that you agree with the goal of recovering wild steelhead!
Trout Unlimited Online Radio -
Program hosts Rabekah Jensen and Mark Taylor are always lining up
interesting speakers for their programs. Information on the next
scheduled program will be given here as it becomes available.
listen to past broadcasts, click here.
Merchandise for Sale
- As a fund raiser, the chapter is selling some chapter
logoed merchandise. We have the following items:
These items can be purchased
at the chapter meetings or by contacting Brad Throssell. Pictures
of these items are shown below. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
- T-shirts - $20 each
- Stainless steel travel mug - $20 each
- Ceramic coffee cup - $10
- Mouse pad - $10 each
Fishing Outings -Details on the next outing
can be found here.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00
pm. Location will be the Issaquah Brew House in
Issaquah. All chapter members are welcome.
- Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities
and fish outs
supports the Trout Unlimited Teens program. Check out the program's
Calendar - To
see a calendar that shows our
meeting schedules and activities for 2015, click
can always use
donations to help us with our projects. You can donate to our
chapter simply by
here. Members who work for companies
like Microsoft and Boeing
can use their gift matching programs to increase donation
amounts to our chapter.
chapter is committed to saving/restoring
Kokanee Salmon in Lake Sammamish. Click
here to follow our
actvities and learn how to get involved.
mission of Trout
Unlimited is "To conserve, protect and restore America's coldwater
fisheries and their watersheds" with the vision of "ensuring that
robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive
within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy
healthy fisheries in their home waters."
us save our Lake Sammamish Kokanee!