Yes folks, you too can join the elite group of beaver believers and North Coast Land Conservancy advocates in helping to create habitat for young Coho Salmon smolts at our projects on the Necanicum River and it’s tributaries.
Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited, in conjunction with Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters are, offering a drop off site for your old christmas tree. For a suggested donation of $10.00, you can drop off your tree Saturday January 7 or Saturday January 14th at Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters, 10910 N.E. Halsey, Portland, Oregon, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. We will be in front with a trailer. Instead of chipping the trees into mulch we will transport them to the coast for placement in the streams to provide habitat for the young smolts. The donations will be used to further our restoration projects on the Necanicum and it’s tributaries.
For an excellent article on the conservation aspects of this project please see the OPB Ecotrope blog: http://ecotrope.opb.org/2011/12/how-to-turn-your-christmas-tree-into-salmon-habitat/ .
We are also looking for volunteers to staff the pick up site in two hour shifts for both days. If you are interested please let me know what day and hours you would like to volunteer for at TVTURestoration@gmail.com .
What a great opportunity to help out our habitat and also have an excuse to visit a fly shop! I hope you can all take this opportunity to get rid of your tree with us.