SALEM, Ore — A variety of artists will conduct free workshops to engage the public in activities that promote healthy watersheds and provide a look at the natural world during the First Annual Fall Creek Salmon Festival Nov. 3 at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center near Alsea.
The free event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the OHRC, 2418 E. Fall Creek Rd., 13 miles west of Alsea on state Route 34. Registered participants will work with artists in a workshop environment. Tours of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center will also be available.
The workshops will be facilitated by artists whose influence, motivation and art deal directly with the Oregon coastal eco-region. Workshops will run about an hour twice during the one day event and cover watercolor painting, wood working, photography, silk screening, card making and fish printing and more.
“Artists will have an opportunity to give back to the community, share their skills, show others how they do it and help attendees create their own masterpieces,” said OHRC Assistant Manager Joseph O’Neil .
The OHRC is dedicated to educating the public on the relationship between hatchery and wild fish; the connection between fish and watershed, estuarine and ocean systems; and the implications for fish management and stewardship.
Participants are required to register and there are a limited number of spaces available.
For information please contact
Joseph O’Neil at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.