Thursday, April 21, 2011

Partnering for Conservation

Releasing young kokanee salmon
This week our office participated in the celebratory release of young kokanee salmon into Lake Sammamish tributaries. These fish, along with 14,000 more to be released in coming weeks, were successfully raised with the assistance of our partners at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, King County, the Cities of Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, and Issaqauh, Trout Unlimited, and the Snoqualmie Tribe in an effort to protect this native fish population from extinction.
Thanks to the mutual dedication and support for the hatchery supplementation program, we are offering this population some short-term insurance while we all work together to restore the kokanee’s home in the Lake Sammamish watershed.

Check out this link to the latest article in the Issaquah Press to learn more about how we are partnering to save Lake Sammamish kokanee from extinction: