Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Open House 2015

The Edmonds Salmon Chapter Trout Unlimited will be celebrating their annual Open House at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery in conjunction with the Edmonds Waterfront Festival as well as their 30th Anniversary as a Hatchery. This will occur on Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31st   2015 from 10am to 4pm. The hatchery is located at 95 Pine Street in Edmonds (NW corner of Pine Street and Hwy 104)

There will be shuttle busses from the Waterfront Festival that will drop off and pickup people at the entrance to the Festival from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Last bus from the Hatchery is at 4pm.

This annual open house is for the whole family. Free trout fishing for kids 12 and under. The Edmonds Salmon Chapter members will clean the fish. Free coffee, popcorn, juice, and cookies will be available. Tours of the fish hatchery will be available. A special attraction this year is an in-hatchery simulation of the salmon in a stream bed and how they interact with the flowing current.  Bring the family to the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery and see why the Edmonds Salmon Chapter has been awarded numerous Washington State Trout Unlimited Aquatic Education Awards.

The Willow Creek Hatchery was originally constructed in 1985 by a handful of dedicated fishermen who wanted to help with salmon enhancement in the north Puget Sound and to provide Aquatic Education to school children. In the 30 years since, over 10,000 students have learned about salmon and the importance of stream habitat from field trips to the hatchery.

For more information contact Trout Unlimited at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery 425.771 5970 or contact Gary McConaghy 206-354-0877