The salmon-committed among us are throwing a fundraiser dinner so they may continue to do the work necessary to restore and enhance Oregon salmon runs. The Mid-Coast Watershed Council is throwing a very affordable dinner complete with silent auction, great food and thoughtful entertainment, all in the interest maintaining their boots-on-the-ground fish habitat rehabilitation projects that are moving forward throughout the year. Here’s your invitation letter from MCWC Coordinator Wayne Hoffman:
Dear friends and colleagues:
I hope you’ll join me on Saturday February 4th for a great night of entertainment, amazing food, and a great silent auction to benefit the Mid-Coast Watershed Council (MCWC).
Reserve your place at the table at this wonderful event to be held upstairs at Local Ocean Seafoods on Newport’s Bayfront. Seating is limited, so please send in your check to get your ticket (or bring your check-book to the next MCWC meeting January 5th at 6:30). Tickets are $60 and about a third of it is tax deductible. Please use the attached form to obtain tickets. The Council is also collecting donations for the silent auction; please contact me if you can help with this.
Year end donations would be much appreciated and will help us continue our work to improve habitat conditions for fish and wildlife and provide better water quality for us all. We believe that a strong local economy and high quality of life depends on a healthy ecology. Please use the donation form to make a contribution through the mail or internet.
We’re putting our efforts to work in places where assessments show us to be able to make a tangible difference to watershed conditions and we work with numerous talented partners to do so. Our work has included restoration of stream habitat by large wood placement in Ojalla Creek near Siletz and Feagles Creek near Harlan. Also a series of projects to improve fish passage to get fish to and from their spawning areas by replacing barrier culverts in the Upper Yaquina. A project with the Alsea Watershed Council is in the works in the 5 Rivers Watershed to improve beaver habitat.
Various estuarine marsh restoration projects and riparian restoration through fencing and tree planting projects are also underway and we’ve been contributing work to understand the resources and habitats of Beaver Creek natural area near Ona Beach. Our education program also works with diverse partners including the Community Services Consortium and the Lincoln County School District for our natural resource crews who help scientific researchers and land managers accomplish essential tasks while providing learning opportunities. Our outdoor schools provide hands on environmental education for 6th graders.
We have been able to accomplish a lot in our decade plus efforts and we thank your support of our efforts. Join us for dinner, help us restore our beautiful Oregon.
Join us at the MidCoast Watersheds Council Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. Tickets $60, available at MCWC offices near JC Thriftway or contact Lisa Mulcahy at 541-264-0572.