to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of Trout Unlimited
is the time to provide comments to the EPA regarding mining on the
headwaters of streams that empty into Bristol Bay. You can
provide comments here.
Monthly Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Next month's meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
the Issaquah Brew House. The featured speaker will
be Rochelle Gandour-Rood with TU National. Rochelle will talk
about TU youth programs. This is especially meaningful to our
chapter because one of our youth members, Sam Schermer, has
been selected to attend the TU Youth Conference in Jackson Hole, WY.
Congratulations to Sam!
Plus, there will
be fishing reports, project updates, a raffle and good
month's meeting will be held at the
Issaquah Brew house
35 W Sunset Way
Kokanee Fry Trapping -
We are beginning our annual kokanee fry trapping/counting
project. As usual, trapping will be done on Lewis &
Creeks. This is a very time consuming activity and lots of
volunteer help is needed. If you are able to help out, please
contact Robert Metzger (425 765-1035) or Mark Getzendaner (206
419-7321). To see when help is needed on either creek, take a
look at the current signup schedule here.
are having a
contest whereby whoever comes closest to guessing the total number of
kokanee fry counted on Lewis and Ebright Creeks combined, will win a
$50 gift certificate at the Coho Cafe. For more details,
Run with the Kokanee
Our intitial run
in October 2012 was a success, thanks to our sponsors and
volunteers. We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Run with
the Kokanee at Lake Sammamish State Park on October 20, 2013.
need volunteers to make this a success and a good fund-raiser for the
chapter. Contact Gary Smith if you can help out this year!
The run registration site is
now open. You (and your friends) can register at this site.
have a limited number of suitable for framing copies of the fun run
poster for sale. Description follows -
Run with the Kokanee poster (A) - 13x19 printed on quality 80# poster
stock with an image size of 10x18 and looks good in a 18x24 poster
frame with matt. Image margins allow for cropping of text if
view. Donation - $20.
Run with the Kokanee poster (B) - 13x19 printed on quality 80# poster
stock with an image size of approximately 8.5x15 and looks good in a
13x19 poster frame without matt as shown. Click here to view.
Donatiion - $20.
Dave Probart (206) 713-3465 to purchase.
Outings - Next
outing will be sometime in June. More details will be provided
at the monthly meetings.
- The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00
pm. Location will be the Round Table Pizza on Gilman Blvd in
Issaquah. All chapter members are welcome.
- Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities
and fish outs
Calendar - To
see a calendar that shows our
meeting schedules and activities for 2013, click
can always use
donations to help us with our projects. You can donate to our
chapter simply by clicking
here. Members who work for companies like Microsoft
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.
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!