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World Fish Migration Day 3 events!

May 24, 2014

World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD) on May 24th is a global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs.

Locally, Johnson Creek Watershed Council will host a Science Talk on Lampreys on June 3rd, along with a tour of Willamette Falls in partnership with the  Greater Oregon City Watershed Council.

On May 24th NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region is hosting an event at Bonneville Dam. The public will be able to tour the dam and learn how technical innovation has changed how juvenile and adult salmon migrate to and from the project. Juvenile Chinook salmon will be migrating this time of year, providing the public with an opportunity to witness part of their remarkable journey. For more information, please visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/Bonneville.aspx\”

Also on May 24th Tryon Creek Watershed Council will be leading an educational paddle trip on the Willamette River, stopping at the confluences of Johnson Creek and Tryon Creek. They will launch from the Jefferson St. Boat Ramp at 9am and return by noon. Biologists and restoration professionals will discuss the importance of these tributaries to salmon and lamprey that migrate through the Willamette River system and through the heart of Portland. Registration is required for this event, please see http://tcwc.tryonfriends.org/kayak-tour-to-the-mouth-of-tryon-creek/for more details.

Thank you to Next Adventure, Alder Creek Kayak, and Voodoo Doughnuts for your support with this event!



May 24, 2014
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