Come to our Open House and Help Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery kick off our summer long celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. We'll have salmon fish printing for the kids, speeches by dignitaries, historical displays, information about salmon and salmon habitat, a release of young chinook fry into Issaquah Creek and much more. Spend the afternoon with us and help us celebrate!!
Erected as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and opened in 1937, the hatchery restored salmon runs to Issaquah Creek that were desimated by coal mining and logging in the early part of the 20th century. Every fall Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon reared in the hatchery return to the creek to spawn. The miracle of their life cycle is celebrated by Issaquah the first weekend of October with Salmon Days. The journey begins in the spring. Come and watch the release.