Hatchery Holds Festival Near Central Oregon Coast
(Waldport, Oregon) – Take a trip to see the fishies up close, as one hatchery close to the central Oregon coast hosts an open house on November 1. The Oregon Hatchery Research Center, between Corvallis and Waldport along Highway 34, holds its annual Fall Creek Festival on that Saturday, going from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The center, which is jointly operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is located 13 miles west of Alsea on Highway 34. The event is free and open to the public.
The center is an important research site for studying similarities and differences between hatchery-raised and wild salmon and steelhead. It is located on Fall Creek, a tributary of the Alsea River.
“There has been a strong run of salmon this year throughout the Northwest, and festival participants should have an opportunity to view a number of fish,” said David Noakes, a professor of fisheries at OSU and science director for the center.
A free lunch will be provided during the festival, which also includes a number of children’s activities and workshops. Workshops begin at both 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., with topics including fish printing, water color painting, wire wrap jewelry-making, salmon cycle jewelry, bird house building, and stamping.
Registration for the festival is required since space is limited. Call 541-487-5512, or email email@example.com.
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