Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Jun 25, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

This week we had Josh Peck from the Montana Folk Festival (and everything else in Butte) join us to talk about the Montana Folk Festival as well as events coming up throughout the rest of the summer - the next weekend without a major event in Butte is late August! All volunteers at the Montana Folk Festival this year are volunteering in memory of the late Denny Dutton. If you are interested in volunteering for Festival, visit the Montana Folk Festival website for more information.

Roger then introduced Angela Smith, fellow Kiwanian and our speaker. Angela is the manager for the Washoe Park Hatchery in Anaconda.

the Washoe Park Hatchery is Montana's first state-run hatchery, established in 1907. The Montana state hatcheries, run by the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, raise brook trout, rainbow trout, west-slope cutthroat trout, greyling, and several other species. Originally the Washoe Park hatchery raised all these fish for purposes of stocking Georgetown Lake, but now the Washoe Park facility primarily raises west slope cutthroat trout which are distributed to many fisheries around the state. The west slope cutthroat trout is a "species of special concern," but is not yet endangered.

There are ten hatcheries in Montana now, Anaconda focusing on west slope cutthroat, Eureka focusing on red-banded rainbow trout, Flathead focusing on salmon, the Jacko hatchery in Arlee focusing on Arlee rainbow trout, Giant Springs (in Great Falls), Big Spring (in Lewistown), and Blkuewater (near Bridger) focus on stocking cutthroat and rainbow trout, Yellowstone Hatchery in Big Timber focusing on Yellowstone cutthroat, and Miles City and Fort Peck Hatcheries being warm water hatcheries dealing with walleye, bass, sturgeon and other warm water spawning species.

The Washoe Hatchery handles about 6,000 brooding fish per year, manually spawning them between early April and late May most years, producing about 2,500,000 fertilized eggs. Wile many eggs are hatched here, some are distributed to other hatcheries. The Washoe Park Hatchery can raise up to about 250,000 2" fish.

Angela Smith, Washoe Park Hatchery
Event Updated
2:06 Tuesday, June 25, 2013