Local program to resume
November 25, 2021
The “Wahkiakum Outdoors” program is restarting after an almost 2-year hiatus. The upcoming series of presentations is sponsored by the Wahkiakum Marine Resources Committee. The Wahkiakum Outdoors lecture/discussion program provided a series of 20 educational lectures and discussion of Wahkiakum County marine and natural resource issues during 2018 and 2019. The subjects covered remain of acute interest to local citizens. Wahkiakum topics including Columbia River fisheries (including salmon, steelhead, and Pikeminnow), seal and sea lions, invasive species, dredging, birds (including migratory geese, shorebirds, pelicans and Band-tailed Pigeons). Native American topics also continue to be of interest to Wahkiakum residents.
Our first (and last) presentation in 2021 will be focused on Columbia River Salmonids, entitled “Salmon and the Lower Snake River Dams” by John McKern. The presentation will be on Saturday December 4 at 2 p.m. in the Wahkiakum Hope Center adjacent to the Cathlamet Elementary School (masks required). Call Mike at 601-831-0360 if you have questions about the program.
Mr. McKern, with wildlife and fisheries degrees from Oregon State University, managed fish passage facilities for the Corps of Engineers at those dams for over 20 years until he retired. Bring your questions.