What is the Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery?

The Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery is a non-profit organization created to support and improve the services delivered to the public by the Decorah Fish Hatchery, primarily through educating the public on the conservation, enhancement and protection of natural resources that is vital to the efforts of the hatchery and through conducting fundraising efforts to support these activities.

How do I join?

Becoming a Friend of the Decorah Fish Hatchery is easy and a great way to support this truly unique gem. Simply complete our donation form to make a tax deductible contribution online or by mail. Or by clicking the "donate" button at the top of this page.

To show your support of the Decorah Fish Hatchery, purchase a T-shirt.

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What are we working on?

The first major project of the Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery has been completed! Construction of a new restroom/ educational facility at the hatchery is finished and we are excited about the results.


The new restroom facility provides a vast improvement for visitors in terms of comfort, accessibility and services and will also tie in numerous interpretive and educational aspects to enhance the visitor's appreciation and understanding of the Decorah Fish Hatchery, the now famous "Decorah Eagles" and the unique and wondrous natural resources of Northeast Iowa.

Our current focus is designing and installing educational kiosks within the facility and around the hatchery grounds to improve visitor's understanding of the hatchery, the unique natural resources that support it, the eagles and other wildlife that frequent the hatchery and of course, the fish that are raised here. Future projects also include increasing the number of fish food dispensers along the raceways at the hatchery and stream habitat improvements in connection with the hatchery's mission.

Eagle T-Shirts Available

New D12 & D14 Memorial T-Shirts available for limited time!


Decorah Eagles T-Shirt


Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery. Special thanks to Verdayle Forget for the T-shirt designs and Bob Anderson and the Raptor Resource Project for their support.


Mary Ann Gloe's Watercolor Print Available for Order

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Decorah Fish Hatchery 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Decorah Eagle's Print
Decorah's "Royal Family", the Eagles