RFP for a Strategic Coordinator

The Regional Fisheries Coalition seeks submission of qualifications for an independent contractor to serve as our Strategic Coordinator.   This position will support and facilitate the RFC mission through strategic internal and external communications, meeting facilitation, and refinement of organizational structure. Please see the below RFP for a full scope

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Construction will begin soon at Kilisut Harbor!

Submitted by North Olympic Salmon Coalition The swath of land between Indian and Marrowstone Islands was historically comprised of tidal channels and salt marsh. Tidal waters exchanged freely between Oak Bay and Kilisut Harbor, flushing cold water, moving sediment, and allowing juvenile salmon to migrate northward from Oak Bay into the

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YOUR SUPPORT MADE KIDS’ FISHING DAYS POSSIBLE

Submitted by Tri-State Steelheaders Following closely on the heels of the Crab Feed, Kids’ Fishing Day at Bennington Lake drew 67 young anglers to our local fishing spot. They all had chances to win prizes at the Casting Contest and the Biggest Fish Contest. And most of them enjoyed a

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Volunteer with Real Learning Real Work

Submitted by North Olympic Salmon Coalition October marked the beginning of hands-on, field-based restoration projects for more than 100 seventh grade students from Blue Heron and Chimacum Middle Schools. Students will oversee a year-long restoration project at Salmon Creek over the course of classroom visits and field trips. Check out

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WE RAISE PLANTS!

Submitted by Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group Did you know LCFEG has three plant nurseries where we raise plants for our restoration projects? We grow everything from Western Red Cedar to Pacific Ninebark. This summer, our restoration assistant, Chelsey, worked with an intern from Camas High School, Emma McBride, to test

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Boots on the Ground: Salmon carcasses make a splash in Chiwawa River

Submitted by Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Year two of our five year nutrient enhancement project is off to a great start! Last week CCFEG and Washington Conservation Corps field crews applied over 20,000 lbs of salmon carcass analogs to the stunning Chiwawa River. Each of the two applications that will occur

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Little Fish Trap Estuary Restoration Complete!

Thanks to willing landowners interested in helping to return the shoreline to it’s natural condition, SPSSEG, with the help of Quigg Bros Construction, removed 700 tons of concrete, rip-rap and other miscellaneous debris from the east lob of Little Fish Trap spit and removed 240 linear feet of eco-block bulkhead.

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Local middle school students take part in Yakima River restoration project

Submitted by Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group The educational process can be a lot more fun when the classroom is taken outdoors. Approximately 60 eighth-grade students from Walter Strom Middle School converged on a stretch of the Upper Yakima River in Upper County last Thursday to take part in a

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Reed Canary Grass, Enemy of Salmon?

Submitted by Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group Anyone who has seen a tributary stream swallowed up by Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) knows how detrimental this invasive species can be.  This wetland-loving, noxious species has the ability to grow dense mats that can impact the hydrology of waterways. For salmon, this is

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Regional Fisheries Coalition 2020 Leadership

The Regional Fisheries Coalition has new officers for 2020.  New as officers, but with many years dedicated to healthy ecosystems that support restoration of wild salmon in Washington streams and rivers.  The officers are: President – Sherry Penney, Board member of Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Vice President – Rodney Pond,

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