6th Annual Lake Sammamish kokanee release video
In one of King County Earth Week’s most popular events, partners working to save Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon joined school children in releasing young fish into Laughing Jacobs Creek in an effort to help prevent the species’ extinction. The hatchery program is intended to serve as a temporary tool for recovery, ensuring that kokanee population numbers are stable or increasing as critical habitat improvements are completed. The Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group’s goal is to restore by 2021 enough habitat to ensure the long-term health of the population without a hatchery. Watch this short video (3:14) to see the release and learn more about the significance of the little red fish.
For information about Lake Sammamish kokanee, please contact David St. John, Government Relations Administrator, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.