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Salmon science – Learning about fish taken to a deeper level

By Melissa Wagoner When Alyssa Burge discovered an empty aquarium labeled “ODFW Salmon Release,” at the Community Roots School in Silverton, where she had just taken on the role of Garden Specialist in 2019, she knew she had to learn more. “So, I tracked it down on the internet,” she said, recalling her first introduction to the Oregon Department of […]

Free Fish Day returns to Silverton Reservoir

On Saturday, June 3, 2023 the Silverton Lions will host Silverton Free Fish Day,  co-sponsored are the Silverton Kiwanis, the City of Silverton and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. This will be the 27th yearly event.  The day starts at 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. The reservoir is closed during the event. Transportation to and from the reservoir […]

Saving steelhead – Project places log jams in Abiqua Creek

By James Day The Pudding River Watershed Council and a plethora of partners have completed a $500,000 project aimed at improving the survival rate of endangered steelhead on Abiqua Creek. The key piece of the puzzle was placing 12 “engineered log jams” on the creek on land owned by Weyerhaeuser, which also contributed the logs and boulders for the effort. […]