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Yaquina Clean Up Organizers Looking For Vols, Boaters Ahead Of April Effort

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE U DA MAN FISHING TOURNAMENT

The U Da Man Fishing Tournament group announces the third annual Port to Port Yaquina River Clean Up on Saturday, April 20th,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LAST YEAR’S PORT TO PORT CLEANUP OF THE LOWER YAQUINA RIVER COLLECTED A WHOPPING TWO AND A HALF TONS OF TRASH. (U DA MAN)

In conjunction with Oregon SOLVE, the U Da Man volunteer group will work from the Port of Toledo airport boat ramp on the South Bay Road.

Some volunteers will be shuttled by boat to sections of the river banks that are only accessible from the water.

(U DA MAN)

Other volunteers will pick up trash along both the sides of the river from the adjoining roadways.

Last year, volunteers collected an estimated 5000 pounds of trash. Volunteers should dress accordingly for the weather.

Work gloves and a light lunch with drinks will be provided by UDM.

(U DA MAN)

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday April 20th at the Toledo airport boat ramp.  If you would like to volunteer operation of your boat or work on foot, please contact Barb Dudley at (541) 272-7375 or Tom Simpson at (541) 351-0666.

This project is sponsored by the Ports of Toledo and Newport, Dahl Disposal, Thompsons Sanitary Service, Englund Marine & Industrial Supply,  Longview Hills Fishing Club and JC Sentry Market-Newport.

U Da Man Fishing Tournament is a group of volunteers dedicated the enhancement of the salmon population and the habitat of the Yaquina River.

U Da Man is a registered non profit (501c3 20-5379466). More info can be found on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/UDAMANFishingTournament

(U DA MAN)

 

Boaters Needed To Assist With Port To Port Clean-up On Yaquina

Organizers of a Yaquina Bay fishing derby will collect litter along the bay’s banks between Newport and Toledo next month, and are looking for boats and drivers to help access the shores.

The first-ever Port to Port River Clean-up is coming April 22, part of the U Da Man Fishing Tournament group’s efforts to improve habitat along the Yaquina River.

Tom Simpson, its secretary, says it’s the first organized clean-up of the river in years.

ORGANIZERS OF A CLEAN-UP OF THE BANKS OF THE LOWER YAQUINA RIVER IN LATE APRIL ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH BOATS TO FERRY LITTER PICKERS TO SPOTS INACCESSIBLE FROM ROADWAYS. THIS PICTURE SHOWS U DA MAN FISHING TOURNAMENT CREWS PLACING CHRISTMAS TREES FURTHER UPSTREAM, PART OF THE GROUP’S EFFORTS TO ENHANCE AND CLEAN SALMON HABITAT ON THE CENTRAL COAST SYSTEM. (U DA MAN FISHING TOURNAMENT)

It will be held in conjunction with other such events held around Oregon on Earth Day, with assistance from SOLVE, both port districts, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Longview Hills Fishing Club, Dahl’s Disposal and Englund Marine.

Earlier this month, U Da Man volunteers placed used Christmas trees in the Yaquina further upstream to provide habitat for Chinook and coho smolts.

According to a press from release Simpson, those who have a boat and would like to help out are being asked to contact Steve Barham (541-563-3686; steve.w.barham@gmail.com) for more info.

For more on meeting points, hours and other details, see the SOLVE webpage for the event.