Help Needed For Culvert Replacement

A Request From Mid Coast Watersheds Council:

With your help we can increase the health and abundance of wild salmon, steelhead, trout and Lamprey on Oregon’s central coast. The MidCoast Watersheds Council, along with our project partners, are actively seeking grant funding for a replacement of an undersized culvert on North Creek, a tributary to Drift Creek (Siletz). Funded by an Oregon Watershed Enhancement Technical Assistance grant, we completed geotechnical drilling at the site, allowing our partners from the U.S. Forest Service to design a large, open-bottom replacement culvert for the site. We are excited to announce a new way for individuals to voice their support and get involved with this project.

The Native Fish Society, along with our other partners, have created a crowd source funding project for the North Creek Campaign. Our goal is to raise $10,000 over the next 6 months with over 100 project supporters. Your support will not only help pay for this project’s actual construction costs, it will also provide a voice of pubic engagement to agencies deciding on increasingly competitive large federal grants needed to complete this project.

The MCWC, the Native Fish Society and their Siletz River Steward, Matt Lund, need your support to address the root cause of fish decline within the North Creek basin. Thirteen miles of the best fish habitat in this free flowing, hatchery-free watershed are blocked by a failing culvert. With your help we will restore North Creek and allow wild fish to once again have free reign in this old-growth watershed.

If you are interested in the campaign and would like to contribute, follow the link below:

https://www.crowdrise.com/northcreek/fundraiser/native-fish-society-inc

Interested in volunteering or helping out? Click on the “FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN” button on the campaign page to check out how your organization, or any individual, can get involved directly on the crowd funding page.

If you have any other questions about the project, feel free to reach out to Evan Hayduk, MCWC Restoration Specialist(541-265-9195 or evan@midcoastwatershedscouncil.org).

Information and photo provided by MCWC

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