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Legacy Fish: Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Renovation (Donation)

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Your help will make the Locks experience great!

The Fish Ladder Viewing Gallery at the Ballard Locks needs your help. The gallery needs major renovations to serve the million annual visitors who come to experience Seattle's iconic returning salmon. Find out more about the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Gallery Renovation.

Would you like to put your name, family name, or business name on the Legacy Wall? We want to share appreciation of your support!

We are installing a Legacy Wall at the entrance of the Fish Ladder to honor donors who can show their generosity and support this important project. By making a donation of $1,000 to $10,000, your family, community, or company will be part of a substantial public art installation that will be there for generations to enjoy. This is your opportunity to make a contribution to an essential Seattle cultural experience that will last a very long time.

Share your contribution with a Legacy Fish donation:

  • Sockeye: 16 x 4" stainless steel fish with personalized 30 character inscription ($1000)

    1k fish

  • Coho: 24 x 5" stainless steel fish with personalized 34 character inscription ($5000)

    5k fish

  • Chinook: 24 x 5" treated stainless steel fish with personalized 34 character inscription ($10,000)

    5k fish

    You can also donate by mail to:

    Discover Your Northwest
    164 S. Jackson St.
    Seattle, WA 98104

    If donating by mail, please indicate the inscription you want on your stainless steel fish. Thank you!

    Please help us support education and interpretation at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Lake Washington Ship Canal. Your contribution will enhance visitors' appreciation of this historic Seattle landmark for many years to come. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so your contribution is tax deductible.

    We welcome donations of all sizes to help the Fish Ladder Renovation Project and visitor experiences at the Ballard Locks. Please click here to contribute a different amount. Thank you for your support!

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