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, June 10, beginning at 5:30 pm and lasting until
8:30 pm at the Issaquah Fish Hatchery. In place of our normal
meeting, we will be having our Annual Fly Casting Clinic. The
Orvis shop in Bellevue will be providing some gear for you to test
drive. In addition, there will be instruction for beginners,
seasoned fly casters will be able to "fine-tune" their skills, fly
casting pros will be providing useful tips and there will be a fly
casting course to test your casting skills. Orvis will be
raffling off a complete fly rod outfit! Since it will be dinner
time, your chapter will be providing some delicious hot dogs with all
the fixin's. Be sure to come and bring your friends!
The meeting will be held at the
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery
125 W Sunset Way
Trapping and Counting
We have completed our annual kokanee fry trapping and counting activity. Many thanks to everyone who helped out!
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 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
- June 13 - fishing at Lake Alice
If you are interested in going
on any of these outings, please contact John Silvey at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Meetings - The next board meeting
will be held on Wednesday, May 20 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!