The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Issaquah Brewhouse (next to the fish hatchery). This month's speaker will be John Hicks, owner of Sea Run Pursuits guide service (see - http://www.searunpursuits.com/). John will be talking about a trip to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that Soul River Inc. provided to a group of inner city kids and military service veterans. This is sure to be an inspiring presentation!
In addition, there will be the usual project updates, fishing stories, raffles, good food and brew. If you are interested in helping out with Run with the Kokanee fun run, this would be a good time to sign up!
Fifth Annual Run with the Kokanee Fun Run and Walk is coming!!!
This event will be held at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, October 15. Bring your friends and run or walk in the run-friendly Lake Sammamish State Park and help us raise funds to continue our work in saving the Kokanee in Lake Sammamish.
Photos from a past Fun Run can be seen by selecting "Photos of our Events" under Main Menu.
Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership
To learn about this project and how it can affect the Kokanee in Lake Sammamish, click here.
Nils Cowan, who works for KCTS television on the EarthFix program, has written an article and produced a video about the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. To read his article and see the video, click here.
Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The meeting location is the Issaquah Brew House and meetings begin at 7:00 pm. At the board meetings, business of the chapter is discussed including budgets, projects, outings and spending items. All members are invited to attend.
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Our chapter is a member of the Kokanee Work Group (KWG), a collaborative group trying to identify the causes of the decline of native Kokanee in Lake Sammamish. To see what the KWG is doing , click here.
Here's an article and video about the urban wildlife refuge being created at Lake Sammamish that will benefit the little red fish. To read, click here.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the State of Washington must remove or repair culverts that are blocking fish passage. To see what culverts in our area are involved, click here.
The Issaquah Reporter has a great article about this year's run of Kokanee. To read it, click here
Here's an article in the Issaquah Press about Wally Pereya. To read the article, click here
To view a video of the 5th annual kokanee fry release ceremony, click here
Take a look at the Kokanee Recovery Strategic Timeline. To view, click here
For information on TU's Wild Steelhead Initiative, click here.
Here's a great op-ed by John Luthanen from the North Sound chapter of TU regarding a wild steelhead fishery on the Skagit River. To read, click here.
Here's an animated video that vividly describes the difficulties that three steelhead encountered as they attempted to return to their native stream. To view,
Take action to urge WDFW to designate the whole Skagit River a wild steelhead gene bank. For more information,
Watch a video named Chrome that talks about the looming threats of climate change and ocean acidification on the survival of steelhead. Click here.
Watch this King 5 video about the work being done by the USGS to determine the possible role of parasites on steelhead survival. Click here.
NOAA Fisheries has reached the final determination on early run steelhead hatcheries on five streams, For more information,click here
To read an Op Ed in the Seattle Times regarding a steelhead recovery plan, click here
We recently hosted a Project Healing Waters fishout at Langlois Lake. To see a video of the event go to You Tube, and select "2016 fish out event."