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ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in John Day


May 30, 2019

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, in John Day.

On June 7, the meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Grant County Regional Airport Conference Room in John Day. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes general ODFW fish passage program updates, updates on the 2019 Statewide Barrier Prioritization, seven new fish passage waiver requests as part of the ODOT Fish Passage Mitigation Banking Pilot Project and discussions on local John Day Basin fish passage priorities.

As with all Task Force Meetings, there is a public comment period which starts at 11:00 am Friday. Public participation is encouraged.

Multiple project site visits are scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday. Transportation to site visits is not provided. Contact Greg Apke for more information about the site visits.

The nine-member Task Force meets regularly to advise ODFW on fish passage policies and issues. Task Force members represent water users and owners-operators, fisheries and conservation interests, and the general public-at-large.

The draft meeting agenda and additional information on the Task Force and the ODFW Fish Passage Program is available on the Task Force website or by contacting Greg Apke, ODFW Fish Passage Program Coordinator, at (503) 947-6228 or greg.d.apke@state.or.us.

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 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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Contact:

Greg Apke, (503) 947-6228, greg.d.apke@state.or.us

 
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