Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 28th General Meeting

Our next General Meeting will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday September 28th at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020. The meeting will include a special presentation on the Kokanee restoration project in the Lake Sammamish watershed and updates on what's happening in the chapter.

Jim Bower of King County and David Kyle of Trout Unlimited will be discussing native kokanee in the Lake Washington Basin, especially the Lake Sammamish watershed. Topics will include current population trends, ongoing restoration efforts, what we understand from historic accounts including pre- and post- construction of the ship canal, and what has led to the decline in this population between the 1920s and early 2000s. 

Jim Bower is a fish ecologist with King County and David Kyle is Trout Unlimited’s Lake Sammamish Kokanee Restoration Project Manager.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Women's Fly Fishing Class

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter and Heather Hodson are hosting a day of Fly Fishing lessons for Women on August 13th from 9:00am to 3:00 pm. See the brochure below for information:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND
We are having our open house this weekend at the Hatchery @ 95 Pine Street with a Fishing Pond for Kid's Trout fishing age 12 and under. Admission is free. There will be tours of the hatchery and you can feed the coho remaining in the pond. We will be open each day June 4th and 5th from 10:00 am to 4:00pm.
This is part of the Edmonds Waterfront Festival

Monday, April 18, 2016

APRIL 27TH GENERAL MEETING>THE REBIRTH OF THE ELWHA RIVER


Title: The Rebirth of Elwha River

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting a presentation by Jeff Duda, who is a research ecologist for the US Geological Survey’s Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, WA. The topic will be: After decades of debate, planning, and environmental impact studies, the largest dam removal project in U.S. history was conducted on the Elwha River in Washington State, USA, from 2011 to 2014.  The story of this river, with rugged headwaters, protected wilderness, legendary and culturally important salmon runs, and two hydroelectric dams whose placement marshaled wholesale socioeconomic and ecological changes, has become an iconic saga of change, perseverance and renewal. The two dams blocked fish migrations and disrupted sediment transport for a century, disrupting the structure and function of the Elwha River. Removal of the 210’  and 105’  tall dams and the release of a large portion of the 27.5  million cubic yards of stored reservoir sediment, has provided a living laboratory to study the patterns, processes and outcomes of dam removal from multiple scientific perspectives. This presentation will provide a tour of what has been called a “Science Disneyland”, share progress on the rebirth of a river ecosystem, and place this project into a larger perspective of dam removals and river restoration in the 21st century.

The Meeting will be held at the Edmonds Senior Center on April 27th at 7:00 PM. The Center is located at 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020. The meeting is open to all those interested in hearing about this very interesting and important project.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

February 24th General Meeting moved to the Willow Creek Hatchery

February 24th General Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held at the Willow Creek Hatchery located at 95 Pine Street, Edmonds, WA 98020 (NW corner of Highway 104 & Pine Street). Parking is available on the hatchery grounds and if that is full, park along Pine Street above the entry to the Hatchery.

The agenda will include:

* A 30 minute video, Undamming the Elwha. The video follows the journey of the Elwha River from the day it was dammed to the day it was set free once again
* Brief overview of our hatchery program and opportunity to get up close to our coho fry that have moved  from the incubator to the raceways.
* Overview of club activities and facility improvements.

Snacks and beverages will be available

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hatchery on Wednesday night the 24th.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chapter hosted State Council Meeting

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter was host to the WCTU (Washington Council Trout Unlimited) meeting on January 30th. We had a good turnout from around the state and they were all very complimentary of our facility. Ray Crawford, Greg Beach, John Hjort and Walter Thompson did a lot of work in the classroom to get ready for this event. We completed a new heating system, installed new lighting and repainted the walls. As you can see from the photo, the room is bright and warm.