Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April at TVTU?

What winter? Springing rains and sporadic weather have arrived in time to keep us reminded about Oregon springtime! Keep that hat on tight - whether for solar protection, rain protection or keeping it out of the river due to a surprise wind gust - or all of the above in a ten minute span!

April is here - what will you be doing? Meetings, outings, conservation?..........

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]

WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rob Crandall - "Steelhead Mysteries-Winter and Summer Tricks & Techniques"
Back by ever popular demand - Rob Crandall! Need anyone say more?
A presentation of all that is steel - both waning winter and upcoming summer.....ENJOY!!
WHAT to BRING: an appetite and a friend - a willingness to participate - meetings are rather informal, so put out your hand and offer a smile! Kick back and see how you can get involved with the Chapter! Food/beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.
2014 Lost Lake   Photo: Temris Ridge
WHEN: Saturday April 18, 2015
WHERE: Lost Lake [Clatsop County]
WHAT TIME: no clock here - mid morning around the boat ramp
WHAT to EXPECT: First day trip of the Season - Lost Lake is less than 30 feet deep and is divided into two parts by a small passage; it is a 15-acre natural forest lake nestled in the mountains. The lake has stocked  rainbows as well as larger holdovers - the bonus? A few steelhead. The lake is best fished with a pontoon boat or float tube.

Directions: drive west on highway 26 and turn off on the road to Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park on the Nehalem River. Just before entering the park, a gravel road (unsigned but known as the Lost Lake Road) takes off on the left. This road travels 5 or 6 miles to a parking area on your right. Just past the parking lot is an unimproved boat ramp. Andy hopes to be at the parking area by 10 a.m.!




WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015
WHERE: Tigard, OR - Walnut Street at Johnson Street

WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m
WHAT to EXPECT: TVTU will be helping the City of Tigard to build some fencing along Derry Dell Creek; this fence will help protect the newly planted riparian area that the city has reclaimed near the confluence of Derry Dell and Fanno Creeks [this is the area we helped plant last Spring!]
The work will consist of auguring post holes, setting posts, pouring concrete and assembling the split rail fence. Some of this work will be physically demanding - but there will be something for everyone.
WHAT to BRING: Be prepared for a pretty full day of work - bring gloves, wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a lunch. Tools and materials will be provided. Contact: Michael Ellis.


FOR FUN [and conservation]!
WHAT: Salmonberry River Redd Surveying
WHERE: on the Salmonberry - CONTACT BELOW for more info
WHEN: April 12 and 26 [additional dates of May 3, 10, & 24]
WHAT to EXPECT: In 1996, the Salmonberry was identified as the only river in Oregon with a healthy run of wild winter steelhead. And, despite massive damage from a 2007 storm that saw significant road failures and landslides, the river still produces some of the best runs of wild steelhead.
Volunteers from NW Steelheaders and Native Fish Society have been collecting steelhead spawning survey and temperature data from the Salmonberry River since 1993, complementing and expanding on ODFW's data that goes back to 1973. Without all the hours put in by dedicated volunteers, there would be a far less complete picture of abundance cycles, run timing, and fish distribution in the Salmonberry.
COST: just your time! This is NOT a TVTU function but our members have enjoyed participating in the past - contact Ian and tell him you're with TVTU and want to join the fun! If you would like to spend some fun and important time on the river, email Ian Fergusson.