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 Welcome to the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter 109 of Trout Unlimited

Monthly Meeting
- Chapter monthly meetings are normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The next chapter  meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13, This month's featured speaker will David St John, administrator for the Kokanee Work Group (KWG).  David will provide an update of KWG's activities to recover and restore Kokanee in Lake Sammamish.   KWG is comprised of a number of governmental and non-governmental agencies including King County, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, cities of Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue and Redmond, Trout Unlimited and various kokanee recovery advocates.   Rick Farmer from our chapter will provide a statistical summary of the results of our kokanee fry trapping activiy earlier this year. 

In addition, there will be the usual project updates, fishing stories, raffles, good food and brew. 

Come to the meeting and bring your friends!
 

This month's meeting will be held at the 
Issaquah Brewhouse
35 W Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA


Trout Unlimited Online Radio - Now, you can tune-in to blogtalk radio where hosts Rabekah Jensen and Mark Taylor and guests will discuss a variety of topics related to fishing and conservation.  The next episode will be held on Wednesday, Jule 30 at 8:00 pm. This program will feature Kristyn Brady with the Field and Stream Heroes of Conservation program.  Kristyn will talk about the program and Mark's award from a couple of years ago.  During a program, you can call in to (347) 308-8464 with questions or comments.  To listen to the current or past broadcasts, click here.


Run with the Kokanee  - The 2nd Annual Run with the Kokanee was a success, with over twice the number of participants from 2012.  There was even one runner from our chapter!  Thanks to our sponsors, the runners and walkers and the volunteers, who made sure that everything ran smoothly.  Stay tuned for information on the 2014 edition of Run with the Kokanee.


Fishing Outings  Our next TU BI fish out will be to the Cedar River on 16 August starting at 4pm with a BBQ/pot luck then heading to the river from 5:30pm till dark.  We will be meeting in Maple Valley at my friend's house right on the river.  There are 11 slots open for this fish out as there is a limited space for up to 12 fly fishermen in this one mile section.  Please let me know by August 13th (Monthly meeting at the Issaquah Brew House) if you would like to join us.  I will send out specific information to those who sign up.  I will need your name, email and phone number.  Please send your response to ftrekerjohn@comcast.net.

 
This is a great fishery only open from June 1 to August 30th.  If you like small stream fly fishing for wild trout both rainbows and cutthroat this outing is for you.  Bring your 1 to 5 wt fly rods, small dries 12 and smaller along with assorted nymphs.  There are some large deeper pools if you want to try streamers in certain locations.  Bring, fishing gear, jacket, sun glasses, sun screen, bug repellent, waders/boots or just boots and wet wade, life jacket, wading staff, camera, and your pot luck item along with your cold beverage and join our merry group along the Cedar River. 

Board Meetings - The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm.   Location will be the Issaquah Brew House in Issaquah.  All chapter members are welcome.  


Facebook - Check out Facebook to see pictures of the Fun Run, chapter activities and fish outs   facebook 

Our chapter supports the Trout Unlimited Teens program. Check out the program's Facebook page   TU Teens 


Calendar - To see a calendar that shows our meeting schedules and activities for 2014, click here.


Donate - We 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 and Boeing can use their gift matching programs to increase donation amounts to our chapter.


Our chapter is committed to saving/restoring Kokanee Salmon in Lake Sammamish.   Click here to follow our actvities and learn how to get involved. 

The 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."

Help us save our Lake Sammamish Kokanee!

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Updated - Junly 20, 2014
About Us
This is the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
 
For a list of 2014 officers and to read meeting minutes, 
go here ...

At the end of the year, we present awards to chapter members and others.  To see award recipients,  go here

Chapter membership total - 642

To see a calendar of chapter  activities  go here ...

Donate
Make a donation to Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Click here to donate.

News
Under tough conditions, biologists are tracking salmon and steelhead returning in the Elwha River.  For more detail, click here

The EPA is requesting comments on a proposal to protect Bristol Bay and its watershed area from the proposed Pebble Mine.  For more information , click here

Hatchery steelhead smolts were trucked to Sprague Lake in Eastern Washington.  For more information,  click here

Someone broke into the Tokul Creek Hatchery and released 25,000 juvenile steelhead!  For more information, click here

TU's Washington Water Project has canceled its "Farm to Table Dinner" due to the forest fire activity in the Twisp area. 

To read Joanna Buehler's comments regarding the Bellevue Shoreline Master Program update process,  click here

WDFW and Wild Fish Conservancy reach agreement on "early winter" hatchery steelhead releases.  For more information,  click here ...

WDFW designates three tributaries of Columbia River as wild steelhead gene banks.  For more details,  click here ...

Federal agencies to evict terns who are feeding on juvenile salmon and steelhead in Columbia River.  For more information , click here...


Lawsuits could lead to changes in fish hatchery operations in Washington and Oregon.  For more information, click here...

House Bill 2579, a bill concerning small scale prospecting and mining hydraulic projects, is currentyl being discussed in the legislature.  To learn more,  click here...

Here's short video showing a gold dredging operation on Swauk Creek.  click here...

Since removal of two dams on the Rogue River in Oregon, Chinook salmon are moving further upstream, click here...

The Elwha River is seeing its largest return of chinook salmon in decades! For more details, click here...

Chinook salmon are returning in significant numbers to previously inaccessible portions of the Elwha River!  For more details, click here...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has placed Lake Sammamish in its new Urban Partnership Program.  For more information,  click here...

Learn about the proposed "run of river" hydro project for the North Fork of the Snoqualmie river click here...

Learn about the proposed "run of river" hydro project for the North Fork of the Snoqualmie river click here...

Read Andy Batcho's article about  "mystery" chemicals killing coho salmon click here...

NOAA fisheries proposes critical habitat for Puget Sound Steelhead.  To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' last fishing article as he moves to Boise, Id.  To read,  click here...

Washington Recreation & Conservation Office releases State of the Salmon in Watersheds Report  . To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on sturgeon fishing opportunities Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on how fly tying is healing veterans. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on waste water treatment issues. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fishing for Cutthroat trout in saltwater Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' latest article about fishing access rights and Washington stream access laws Read here...

Kokanee Project
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...

USFWS Pacific Region has a great story and pictures about Kokanee recovery. To view,  click here...

Read Dallas Cross' article explaining where the Kokanee have gone Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article describing the long term fix needed for Kokanee in Lake Sammamish  Read here...

Here's some pictures of the culvert replacement project on Ebright Creek Click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee fry release.   click here...

Here's a USFWS video about the Kokanee supplmentation project.  click here...

Here's some USFWS pictures and information on Lake Sammamish kokanee.   Click here...


Find out what we're doing to help restore the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish here.

Read a copy of the latest plan for supplementation of late-run kokanee in Lake Sammamish Click here...

Here's Hans Berge's Kokanee presentation from the general meeting on Feb 10, 2010 Click here...

King County Council urges protection of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Click here...


Bear Creek Project
Read about a new project whose goal is to enhance lower Bear Creek in Redmond Click here

Trout Unlimited is working with Water Tenders to measure the effect of pollutants from SR520 on Bear Creek water quality Read more here
Fishing Report
Where are the fishing hotspots? More importantly, where are the fish?! We're not telling! No, really, go here.
Conservation Organizations

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Mountains to Sea Greenway

Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Sammamish

Sno-King Watershed Council

TU Youth
Read about Marvista  School's "Salmon in the Classroom" project...
Kids, do you have the Boy Scout fly-fishing merit badge
 More about fly-fishing merit badge

Cast for Kids Events -  September 8 - Renton.  For more information, click
here.
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