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Posted on: May 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Kokanee Quest: Explore Our Watershed

Embark on a Kokanee Quest, a real-world treasure hunt for geocaches designed to connect you with the effort to restore native Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon.

The geocache adventure takes place along nine locations that highlight the restoration of the kokanee salmon in the Lake Sammamish watershed.

Participants venture into the Lake Sammamish area to learn about the kokanee's life cycle and where the little red fish live and grow.

Kokanee Quest can be done as a family or on your own and is suitable for all ages. As a participant, you'll learn about Lake Sammamish kokanee as you hike or bike in search of geocaches hidden in places that are important to kokanee.

To participate, set up an account with geocaching.com, where location pages are posted.

To qualify for a prize, participants must print a Kokanee Quest passport and stamp it with the ink stamp inside each cache.

Geocachers should expect adventure and to become kokanee experts as they visit creeks, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and wildlife areas along the Lake Sammamish watershed.

A Discover Pass is required to park at the two Lake Sammamish State Park locations.

Kokanee Quest is sponsored by the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group and the Lake Sammamish Urban Wildlife Refuge Program partnership, a consortium led by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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