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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,  May 14 at 7:00 pm at the Issaquah Brewhouse (next to the fish hatchery).  Our guest speaker will be Tara Brock with The Pew Charitable Trusts.  Tara will talk about forage fish, which are critical to the survival of salmon and steelhead in the oceans.  Also, Chuck Tye with Project Healing Waters will talk his project and its effect on the rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and related activities.  In addition, there will be project reports, a raffle, fishing reports, good food and brew and an opportunity to socialize with like-minded fisherpeople and conservationists.  

We have begun our annual kokanee fry counting activity.  This year we will be counting little fry on three creeks (Lewis, Laughing Jacobs and Ebright).  If you can help with this important project, come to the meeting or contact Robert Metzger.  We need your help!
 

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


Winter Schedule of Events -  To see a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and other events. click here.


Fly Fishing Film Tour - The Fly Fishing Film Tour stop was a success and we had a great turnout.  Thanks to everyone who attended!


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, April 16 at 8:00 pm.  The program will feature Chuck Tye with Project Healing Waters.  Chuck will be talking about this amazing program that is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.   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 -  The next outing will be held on Saturday, May 10.  The outing will be at Langlois Lake or another local lake. Contact John Silvey for more information.


Board Meetings - The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 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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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 - 630

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
DamNation, a film, is coming to our area.  For more information on where to see it,  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...

This is the time of year to spot spawning salmon in the Lake Washington/Cedar River/Lake Sammamish waterhsed.  For more details, click here...

Check out the latest issue of Wild Salmon and Steelhead News click here...

The EPA has released a revised Bristol Bay assessment for review.  To read the revised assessment and make comments, go to the EPA Bristol Bay website  click here...

Elwha Dam removal is on hold until fixes are made to the water treatment plant. For more details,  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 fly fishing for Kamloops Trout 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...

USFWS denies endangered species listing for Lake Sammamish Kokanee Read here...

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

Here's an op-ed in the Oregonian relating to protection of endangered salmon stocks from California to British Columbia.  Pretty interesting! To read click here...

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

Kokanee Project
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...

KOMO TV recently had a story about kokanee recovery on Ebright Creek.  To view,  click 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...

Read a Seattle Times article about Mark Taylor's work on the Kokanee project Click here...

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

An article in the Sound News discusses the plight of Kokanee in Lake Sammamish 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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