KIDS’ FISHING DAYS HAVE NEVER BEEN BETTER

Submitted by Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon Enhancement Group Kids Fishing Days for 2018 were once again a smashing success. Hundreds of youth and their families spent the day on the lake, enjoying the outdoors and trying to catch some fish. Over 120 kids registered for the Bennington Lake event on June

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Willow Creek Hatchery receives 80,000 Coho Salmon Eggs

December 16th, Edmonds’ Willow Creek Hatchery began the journey for 80,000 coho salmon. The fertilized eggs were carefully transported from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Once back to the Willow Creek Hatchery, volunteers and members of the Students Saving Salmon club from Edmonds Woodway High School arrived to observe and help

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Saving Salmon to Save Orcas

By Alison Studly, Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group Executive Director Like many of you, we at the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group are deeply concerned about the decline of our iconic Orca whales in our local waters. The Southern Resident Orca whales that inhabit the waters in and around the San Juan

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Coalition seeks new Managing Director

Do you thrive while working with the state legislature and federal representatives to support change? Are you passionate about working with partners and building relationships towards a common goal? The Regional Fisheries Coalition (RFC), is seeking a part-time executive to implement board approved goals and objectives.  This position will assist

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Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Announces Salmon Project Funding

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is pleased to announce that is has received over one million dollars in funds this year to help salmon and the habitat that they call home.  Mid-Columbia Fisheries will be putting those monies to work to restore stream and river habitats vital to the restoration of

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Ancich Memorial Scholarship Applications Due April 1

The Regional Fisheries Coalition’s Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship, which supports students aspiring to a natural science profession within Washington State, will again be available for graduating high school seniors and college students. Applications for the 2018 scholarship are due April 1st. Full details and application instructions are on this year’s flyer!

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Educating North Central Washington About Finned Friends

A recent article in The Wenatchee World highlighted member organization Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group’s efforts with their NCW Salmon Awareness Project, connecting local students with the salmon life cycle through a variety of lessons and activities. Read it here!

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Ancich Memorial Scholarship Applications Due June 1

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Regional Fisheries Coalition (RFC) announced that its annual Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship is again available for graduating high school seniors and college students. Applications for the scholarship are due June 1st. The Ancich Scholarship was created in 2011 by the RFC as a memorial

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Washington State’s Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups: Making a Real Difference for Salmon (and Orcas)

At 7pm on March 30, Mid Sound Fishery Enhancement Group Executive Director Jeanette Dorner will be giving a talk on what the Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups across the state are doing to make a difference for orcas, and about the group in Seattle’s backyard and how you can help. Salmon, the primary

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A Message from RFC Board President Larry Zalaznik

Dear Friends – As an avid fisherman, I have seen firsthand the impact of drought, fire, warming waters, and low river flows on salmon and steelhead making their way upstream to vital spawning grounds. Fish need a healthy ecosystem comprised of good water quality, streamside vegetation, and instream habitat for

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