Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting!

Join us on December 6th for our annual meeting and a free showing of the documentary film “Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelhead’s Last Stand”! Doors will open at 6:30 for light refreshments, and at 7 we’ll have a brief (5-10 minute) slideshow highlighting Tri-State Steelheaders’ accomplishments in 2017, followed by the movie. As with last year, the meeting will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott at 550 W. Rose St. in Walla Walla.

Facebook event page: Annual Meeting & “Wild Reverence” Showing

Film info & trailer: “Wild Reverence” on Vimeo

2017 Alternative Gift Fair

Join us on December 2 for the 2017 Alternative Gift Fair! The event will be from 12 to 4pm in the Young Ballroom at Whitman College’s Reid Campus Center. You can buy the following holiday gifts to support Tri-State Steelheaders (you get a card to give to the giftee stating what was purchased in their honor):

  • $10 – Supplies for a gyotaku fish art lesson for one classroom
  • $20 – New fishing pole to give away at kids’ fishing events
  • $50 – Twelve trees planted for local habitat improvement
  • $100 – A salmon life cycle lesson for one classroom

Get the full details on the Facebook event page!

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 may have drawn to a close, but that’s the perfect time to catch up on what Tri-State Steelheaders was up to this season! If you’re a member, you should see our latest newsletter in your inbox and mailbox soon, if you haven’t already. It’s also available to read online!

Highlights in this issue include:

  • A recap of this summer’s Kids Fishing Days
  • The outcome of this year’s Crab Feed Fundraiser
  • Reflections from AmeriCorps volunteer Alex Coak on his first year of service

Kids’ Fishing Day at Bennington Lake

Tri-State Steelheaders and the Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers are hosting a Kids’ Fishing Day at Bennington Lake on June 11. Youth 14 and under will receive goodie bags that include fishing gear, an entry into the casting contest, and a hot dog and a soda.

Catchable (8-12 inches, ½ pound each) and Jumbo (14 inches or more, 1 ½ pounds each) rainbow trout have been stocked in the lake all spring by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, so the fishing should be good! Fishing rods will be available to loan to kids without their own gear or those who want to try fishing for the first time. The event is intended to be fun for the family, and an opportunity for kids to learn a new hobby. All participating kids will also be entered into a drawing for brand-new fishing poles.

We hope to see you there!

Salmon Enhancement Group