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Fish Ladder Viewing, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah, WA
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School children visit the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery this September 26th to see the salmon returning from their journey at sea as they swim against the current to spawn in Issaquah Creek. Here children view salmon that have made their way up the fish ladder to spawn in the hatchery. Constructed in 1936 by the WPA and opened in 1937, the hatchery is credited with restoring the historic Issaquah Creek salmon runs after decades of logging and mining damaged the creek and surrounding watershed. The hatchery is the only urban location in Washington where visitors can get right up next to salmon that are returning to spawn. To learn more visit their website: http://www.issaquahfish.org/
Copyright: Bill edwards
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Uploaded: 27/09/2013
Updated: 02/07/2014
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