From Native Fish Society
Imagine it, you’re sitting in your cozy cabin along the amazing Babine River in beautiful British Columbia, reminiscing on the week-long fishing adventure of a lifetime you just experienced, new friends you met, delicious food you ate, stunning nature you explored…and all for $100! Well, these dreams could be reality thanks to an anonymous donor – a supporter of both Native Fish Society and Deschutes River Alliance – who has generously donated their Babine Steelhead Lodge spot to our organizations. To leverage this donation, DRA and NFS have decided to raffle off this prime spot and use the funding to help fuel our shared missions of reviving the Lower Deschutes River.
In partnership with Deschutes River Alliance, we recently kicked off the Bakeoven Watershed Rehabilitation Project – a collaborative endeavor in a dedicated effort to remove invasive blackberries that decrease water flow in Bakeoven Creek in Maupin, Oregon.
Ticket sales are currently available for purchase NOW through October 14th, 2021. Remember, only 250 tickets will be sold! Each entry is $100 and the lucky winner will be drawn on Friday, October 15th, at 3pm.
All proceeds from this raffle will support the Native Fish Society and Deschutes River Alliance’s collaborative conservation project to revive the lower Deschutes.
Learn more about this amazing and unique project HERE. If you can’t fit a trip to the Babine into your 2022 schedule, consider donating to this joint project by clicking the DONATE button on the right-hand side of the raffle page HERE
1 angler / *2022 Dates – specific week to be determined / Guided fishing on the Babine River
*Does not include travel to Smithers, B.C., taxes, gratuities, or licenses.
Raffle tickets on sale: September 13 – October 14, 2021
Drawing: October 15, 2021 @ 3pm
**Please Note** Throughout the Pacific Northwest, our native steelhead runs are in a precarious state. When purchasing an NFS/DRA Babine For A Benjamin Raffle ticket, please keep in mind that the trip will depend on adult returns in the Skeena Basin meeting annual escapement goals. As always, thank you for your continued support for the revival of wild, native fish, and free-flowing rivers. We appreciate you!