November Chapter Meeting

The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Issaquah Brewhouse (next to the fish hatchery).  This month's speaker will be McKenna Dorman from the Snoqualmie Tribe.  McKenna have a presentation about the tribe's connection the to the kokanee in Lake Sammamish.

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

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

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.

You can follow your chapter on Facebook! Just click here.




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.
The design for the Steelhead license plate is complete and the plates can be purchased beginning in January of 2017.  For more information, 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

Other news:

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."