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Join ODFW on September 22 to view chinook spawning in South Santiam River

September 17, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. — Join Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife STEP Biologist Karen Hans at Andrew Wiley Park in Sweet Home for viewing of spawning spring chinook salmon in the South Santiam River on Sat., September 22. Register on Oregon Wildlife’s website, There is a fee of $6.50 per person.

The Foundation charges the fee to help offset the costs of offering field-based experiences. Registration is required. Participants should expect to encounter a variety of field conditions and be able to provide their own transportation to and around Sweet Home. Don’t forget to bring glasses with polarized lenses and binoculars.

This program is part of an Oregon Wildlife (Heritage Foundation) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s program called Firsthand Oregon. For more information about the program, please contact Tim Greseth, or at Oregon Wildlife, (503) 255-6059.

Oregon Wildlife restores and protects Oregon’s fish and wildlife and improves access to our outdoor resources. Since its founding, Oregon Wildlife (Heritage Foundation) has directed millions of dollars in funding to fish, wildlife and habitat projects throughout the state. Oregon Wildlife and ODFW are working together to implement the Oregon Conservation Strategy, a blueprint and action plan for the long-term conservation of Oregon’s native fish and wildlife and their habitats. Learn more on ODFW’s website,


Tim Greseth, Executive Director, Oregon Wildlife,, (503) 255-6059
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Conservation Communications coordinator, (503) 947-6021

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