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Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Newport

   

Date:

May 12, 2009

Contact:

Laura Tesler  (503) 947-6259
Jessica Sall  (503) 947-6023
Fax:  (503) 947-6009

SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board  will meet on Thurs. and Fri., May 28-29 at the Newport Library, Public Meeting Room, 35 NW Nye St., Newport.

The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and the agenda includes an R&E Program budget discussion, update on the ODFW 25-Year Angling Enhancement Plan, a presentation on marine recreational fisheries, review of project proposals and other program business.

The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment during each day of the meeting.

A field trip to view local R&E projects is scheduled for Sat., May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of the public who accompany the group must use their own transportation. For additional information on the field trip, contact R&E Program staff at (503) 947-6259.

Created by the Oregon Legislature in 1989, the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The program’s seven-member citizen board reviews fish restoration and enhancement project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials.  Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

For more information on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program, or to view information regarding current R&E Program applications, visit www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/REor contact program coordinator Laura Tesler at (503) 947-6259.

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