Welcome to Friends of NW Hatcheries   

Salmon in the Classroom

Osborn Elementary students participating in the Salmon in the Classroom program release salmon smolts into the Wenatchee River.

Friends of Northwest Hatcheries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization whose mission is to support natural resource stewardship and education, in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries of the Northwest.

Friends of Northwest Hatcheries is associated with the Leavenworth, Entiat, Spring Creek, Carson, and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries in Washington State, and the Dworshak, Kooskia, and Hagerman National Fish Hatcheries in Idaho.

Through outreach programs, workshops, and seminars, Friends works to increase awareness of the relationships between people and the environment.

With financial support and volunteer service, Friends supports a variety of public activities for Washington and Idaho communities. Friends is a major supporter of the annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival.

Guided 2016-2017 Winter Snowshoe Tours at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

Snowshoe tours are back this Winter Season! Visit the Snowshoe Tours Page for more details…