November 22, 1999
Kurt Beardslee, executive director of Washington Trout, stands in front of the organization's new storefront in Duvall with Edgar, a chocolate Lab.
Since 1991, Washington Trout has been working to preserve and restore Washington's wild salmon and their habitats from the back of a storefront space at 15629 Main Street in the heart of Duvall.
This summer and fall, they have renovated the front of the storefront, and will move their staff offices into the new space this winter. The front of the space will be devoted to a retail/educational area, where the public can stop by to learn more about the challenges facing wild salmon and the efforts to save them, join Washington Trout, or shop for outdoor and salmon-related items.
The Washington Trout Store will carry conservation books for adults and children, artwork, household items, science/conservation-themed toys, and outdoor clothing and accessories. Proceeds from all sales will go directly toward Washington Trout's efforts to protect and recover Washington's wild salmon resource.
Washington Trout's Grand Opening will be November 26, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The store will be open nine to six, seven days a week through the holidays. After the New Year, regular hours will be Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Washington Trout will be serving cookies and tea all day on Friday, and the staff will answer salmon recovery questions and help with purchases. Call 425-788-1167 for more details.