Thursday, August 21, 2014

Derry Dell - City of Tigard Improvements

Rainy Day Derry Dell Crew '13
It may sound familiar to you - hopefully so at least - Derry Dell creek in Tigard. You may remember that Mark Rogers got the chapter involved with some improvement projects on this local waterway. Well, one of the bigger efforts that City of Tigard will undertake with this project is CONNECTIVITY....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Of Dogs and Fish - The Chewaucan

A full recap will hopefully be in the upcoming newsletter but suffice it to say Andy's record of rescues continues on TVTU outings - never a dull moment! Steaks and salmon, margaritas, ice cream, owl's, pooches and native Redbands - all in a weekend at a TVTU campouting near you.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Christmas for Coho - Travel Oregon

As promised by Michael and the C4C committee - along with Grant McOmie/KGW Outdoor Reporter - an expanded version of the KGW Grant's Getaways story has been posted on the Travel Oregon website [linked with associated story].

We hope you enjoy it and thanks to Grant and his cameraman Jeff Kastner for coming out and playing on such a blustery day back in January! Thanks as well to the many volunteers and tree contributors who came out as well!


Monday, August 4, 2014

August at TVTU?

Check out the CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS on the website!

WHY? We give everyone the month off - enjoy an outing with the family before the frenetic pace of school, sports, music, work and everything else ramps up again this next month! We know we will be!
WHAT'S NEXT? September 10 the general meetings resume at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village. We'll have David Moskowitz with the Deschutes River Alliance as speaker. Please join us then.

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WHEN: August 15th - 18th, 2014
WHERE: Miller Lake - Eastern Oregon
WHAT TIME: late afternoon - Digit Point Campground [west of Chemult].
WHAT to EXPECT: Miller Lake is about 600 acres of rainbow, brown and kokanee inhabited water - and a few mosquitoes!
The lake is one of only two available for night-time fishing in Oregon. Mouse for big browns anyone? Like many of the eastern Oregon lakes along the divide, Miller can get windy - but there are still some fishable, protected areas near the campground.
WHAT to BRING: TVTU camp is often found near the day-use area end of the campground - away from the boat launch. There is ample shore for moorage near this area; just drive the loops to the left first and look for the TVTU flag. Those attending are asked to bring something to share with the group during the barbecue (dessert, salad, chips and dip, bottle of wine) - that'll happen Saturday night. You'll want a small boat, pontoon or float tube to access the lakes more productive regions. Bug spray is usually desirable. Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/truck cab and other necessary living & cooking gear.
CONTACT: get in touch with Andy Andrews - RSVP if you can!
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Did you read about the Culvert Projects?

The last issue of Trout magazine had an article titled "The Culvert Challenge". Did you read it? 

In an ironic sort of way, ODFW is asking for comments on ODOT culvert projects - simply they are negotiating a three year 'pass' for ODOT on overdue projects. 

Is this DEFERRED MAINTENANCE? Seems to be in a round-about sort of way....the one benefit is some funding for high-priority passage projects which may not have a chance otherwise? Take a read....