to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of
Monthly Meeting - Chapter
monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
beginning at 7:00 pm.
place on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm at the Issaquah Brew
House. This month's speaker will be Kerry Ritland, the City of
Issaquah Surface Water Manager. He will talk about the stream
restoration work planned for the lower mile of Lewis Creek, including
the area where we do our kokanee fry counting. When the
project is completed, our chapter has been asked to take part in the
planting of native plants to help refurbish the riparian zone along
In addition, there will be
the usual project updates, raffles, good food and brew.
The meeting will be held at the
35 W Sunset Way
Trapping and Counting
We have begun our annual project involving counting kokanee fry as they
migrate into Lake Sammamish. This year, we are counting fry on
Lewis Creek, Ebright Creek and Laughing Jacobs Creek. Because we are
working on three creeks, we need more volunteer help. If you are
spending parts of one or more evenings on one of these creeks, counting
outmigrating kokanee fry while at the same time enjoying getting to
know your fellow chapter members better, we can sure use your
help! Please contact Robert Metzger at (425) 765-1035 or Mark
Getzendaner at (206) 419-7321 to find out
specific dates when help is needed.
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, go to this web site - http://www.wildsteelheaders.org/.
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 Robert Metzger. 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
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.
Fishing Outings - Several outings are in the
- April 11 - fishing at Lone Lake
on Whidbey Island
- April 18 - fishing with Project
Healing Waters (see below)
- May 9 - fishing with youth
members of our chapter
- June 13 - fishing at one of our
area lakes (like Langlois, Rattlesnake, Alice or Pine)
will be holding a fishout with Project Healing Waters at Langlois Lake
on Saturday, April 18. This is one week before the opening of the
general season, so we will have a permit that allows us to fish.
This is an opportunity for wounded and disabled veterans to fly
If you are interested in going
on any of these outings, please contact John Silvey at
email@example.com for more details.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, April 22 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!