CONSERVATION CORNER BY:
FIN CLIPPING REPORT
By: Judy Kaufmann
At a very fast pace, 17 Spokane Fly Fisher volunteers, hatchery workers and an Avista representative separated 27,000 Rainbow trout from their adipose fins on September 21. The Rainbows will eventually be placed in Lake Spokane (Long Lake).
The fish are marked so it may be determined how many survive and in what condition. This is part of Avista’s mitigation for the federal licensing of its five dams on the Spokane River. It was a beautiful day; everyone worked very hard and had a good time (except the fish).
Thanks to: Bob Mielbrecht, Craig Adams, Paul Luppert, Delci Hoehn, Gale & Cheryl Allen, Steve Wright, Curt & Gina Erickson, Susan & John Holen, Miguel Ferrera, Lee & Doug Keene, Fred & Linda Howe and Judy Kaufman.
By: Mike Keegan
Eight people worked the Spokane River Clean Up with our group. Two sites were looked over and trash and recyclables were collected. Included were members of SFF, SFTU and guests. These individuals were; Roger Bertsch, Victor Frazier, Jeff and Paula Voigt, Craig Landron and his son Sam, Mike Cochran and Mike Keegan.
Two areas worked were the Frisbee golf course and downstream from the water treatment plant. SFF has worked both areas in past years. The trailer load this time was about 3/4 full.
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November 18th Conservation Meeting at 5:30 PM prior to the Board Meeting at the SFF Clubhouse.