Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reminder: WDFW Snider Creek Public Meetings This Week

This week WDFW will be hosting two meetings on the Snider Creek hatchery program on the Sol Duc. The first meeting is tonight in Forks and the second will be Thursday June 9th in Mill Creek. The Snider Creek hatchery takes approximately 50 early returning wild steelhead from the Sol Duc every year however the contract between the Forks Guide Association and WDFW ends this year and the state is currently weighing options for the future of the program. Early returning wild fish are depressed throughout the state and concerns over the impacts of the hatchery program have prompted many to call for the its termination. It is critical that wild fish advocates turn out for these meetings and tell WDFW that the Snider Program must be discontinued. Comments can also be submitted to WDFW at

snidercreek@dfw.wa.gov or by U.S. Mail to: Snider Creek, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA, 98563.

Meetings This Week

* June 7 – From 6-8 p.m. at the Forks Sportsmans Club, 243 Sportsmans Club Road, in Forks.

*June 9 – From 6-8 p.m. at the WDFW North Puget Sound Regional Office, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., in Mill Creek.

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