McKenzie River Native Fish Society River Steward Chapter Meeting


Over the past year, the team at Native Fish Society (NFS) has been brainstorming ways in which we could build the groundswell of public support for wild fish throughout the Pacific Northwest. Out of this brainstorm, our team is very excited to announce we are launching a River Steward Chapter model!

We are piloting this River Steward Chapter model for all passionate river and fish advocates in the Eugene area based on the growing interest in building a community around wild native fish!

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 5:30 pm, we will be hosting our first-ever chapter get-together at Hendricks Park at the FM Wilkins Shelter. Native Fish Society will bring food (pizza) but please bring a beverage of your choice!

No need to prepare or plan ahead, this meeting will be all about getting together, building community, and having fun. In the future, our goal is to put our heads together about some key conservation efforts we can tackle to help restore abundant wild fish to the McKenzie and upper Willamette Rivers.

So please hold your calendar for Tuesday, March 29! Bring a friend or two, and let’s have a great time! We are excited to meet everyone in person and continue to build a groundswell of public support to restore abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities.

Liz Perkin, Northern Oregon Regional Coordinator

P.S. Please RSVP at this link so we know how much pizza to bring!

***This event will be based on current state guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic. When the date gets closer we will reassess and decide if the current environment is safe enough to host the gathering. Thank you for your patience.

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2 Responses to McKenzie River Native Fish Society River Steward Chapter Meeting

  1. Scott Simmons says:

    It seems like a very striking irony that an organization that has opposed every and all logging in and around the McKenzie watershed is seen cleaning up the far worse aftermath of a forest fire on that watershed. When are the slash and burn, hit bambi in the head with a club and leave all your garbage in the parking lot slobs, and the leave everything natural, any management of any natural area is bad going to surrender to a more moderate real life approach.

  2. Oregon Fly Fishing Blog says:


    Thanks for following I can appreciate your suggestion for a more moderate approach. We need more of that everywhere right now. Just to be clear the photo is of a replanting project unrelated to the recent fires, we were simply trying to enhance a newly created salmon habitat. The new science behind restoration on the South Fork of the McKenzie and Finn Rock is really exciting and beneficial to species in and out of the water. Additionally restored areas on the south fork and Finn rock are far more resistant to fire. It was mind blowing to see all the work on the South Fork go largely untouched from the Holiday Farm Fire.

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