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Kokanee Salmon Released Into Lake Sammamish For Earth Day
A lot of activities took place this past Earth Day, most of which dealt with recycling or planting trees. But at least as far as we could tell, few of the events out there had aims of helping fish.
In one example of an Earth Day activity that was tailored specifically to aiding fish, folks in Washington state’s Kokanee County released a number of young salmon into Issaquah Creek. The creek is an important water conduit in the Sammamish watershed, named for Lake Sammamish.
The fish released were all spawned at the Issaquah State Salmon Hatchery, which is primarily supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This recent release is the seventh annually that officials with the county and the fish hatchery have released salmon into Lake Sammamish.
Top image: Juvenile kokanee salmon were released into Lake Sammamish on Earth Day. (Credit: King County Executive Dow Constantine)