Northwest NEWS

April 22, 2002


Wild Fish Soiree and Benefit Auction

Author David James Duncan will deliver the keynote address during the 11th Annual Wild Fish Soiree and Benefit Auction to be held Saturday, May 18, from 4-9:30 p.m. at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville. Proceeds from the event support Washington Trout. For tickets, e-mail or call (425) 788-1167.
   Duncan is the author of two novels, "The River Why" (1983) and "The Brothers K" (1992), and two essay collections, "River Teeth" (1995) and most recently "My Story as Told by Water."
   He has two book signings scheduled on the 18th. The first is at Parkplace Book Company, 348 Parkplace Center in Kirkland, from 1-2:30 p.m. He will also sign books from 4-5 p.m. prior to the banquet and silent and live auctions at Ste. Michelle. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Duncan's books will help support Washington Trout's many salmon-recovery initiatives. Call (425) 828-6546 for book signing details.
   Washington Trout works on issues that affect wild salmon conservation and recovery, including harvest, hatcheries, and habitat. They have designed and implemented successful habitat restoration projects on the Snoqualmie, Tolt, and Stillaguamish Rivers, conducted research on the status and recovery needs of native fish populations in drainages from the Tolt to the Yakima, and successfully advocated for needed management changes, including some of th first wild steelhead catch and release regulations.
   in the state.