Our Chapter received a People Helping People Award from BECU! 
 
                                                 
 Mark Taylor and Brad Throssell receive the check for $10,000!  Good work!
 

 
August Chapter Meeting - Cedar River Fishout

The fishout planned for the Cedar River has not been canceled.  John Silvey will contact everyone who signed up for the event.

 Sorry for the confusion.
 

 Fifth Annual Run with the Kokanee Fun Run and Walk is coming!!!
 
This event will be held at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, October 15.  Bring your friends and run or walk in the run-friendly Lake Sammamish State Park and help us raise funds to continue our work in saving the Kokanee in Lake Sammamish.
 
You can register -  here.
 
Photos from a past Fun Run can be seen by selecting "Photos of our Events" under Main Menu. 
 

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.

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

 
 

NEWS

Kokanee

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


Steelhead

 For information on TU's Wild Steelhead Initiative, 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."