In This Issue
Steelheader Meetings

Keep up to date at

July Annual Board Meeting
10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, WDFW Headquarters
5525 South 11th St
Ridgefield, WA. 98642
For More Info:
President Bill Kremers

Columbia River Chapter
General Meeting
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, Pied Piper Pizza, 12300 NE Fourth Plain Road in Vancouver.
For More Info:
President Don Hyde
Emerald Empire Chapter General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July.
For More Info:

McLoughlin Chapter
General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July or August. Next meeting Sept 12th.
For More Info:
President Carol Clark

Mid-Valley Chapter General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July or August. Annual Potluck August 2nd at Waterloo Park.
For More Info:
President George Larson

No Chapter Meeting in July or August.
For More Info:
President Ty Campsey 503-705-8296
North Coast Chapter General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July. The annual summer BBQ is Sunday August 6th!
For More Info:
President Bill Hedlund
(503) 815-2737

Salem Chapter
No Chapter Meeting in July or August.
For More Info:
President Brian Winn
(623) 363-7387

Sandy River Chapter
General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July or August. Join us for our Annual Family  Picnic
11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29th, Glenn Otto Park, 1208 Historic Col. River Hwy, Troutdale.
For More Info:
President Steve Rothenbucher

Tom McCall Chapter General Meeting
11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 19th at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 0715 SW Bancroft Street, Portland.
For more info:
Tim Wilson
Tualatin Valley Chapter General Meeting
No Chapter Meeting in July or August.
For More Info:
President   Tim Lenihan


Steelheaders Win Salmon & Steelhead Spawning Beds Protected from Suction Dredge Mining.!

Seven years ago suction dredges could suck up rocks, sediment, and salmon eggs while attempting to extract precious metals. Other spawning beds downstream would be smothered by the redisposition of silt. 

The Steelheaders lead the effort with lobbyist Bob Oleson for these past seven years with Senator Alan Bates to provide a management plan that allowed this mining practice during times and in locations with minimal impacts on salmon and steelhead.  

Our good friend Senator Bates passed away before this legislative session but other legislators made it priority to follow through.  Other conservation groups also joined the effort and we all celebrated it being signed into law with Governor Brown in June.
Watch Eggs to Fry on
Grants Getaway!

Here's a great piece with LeRoy Schultz on Grant's Getaways. LeRoy has been a stalwart champion of the  Eggs  to  Fry  program and has really helped put ANWS on the map! Molly Orr, our Americorps Member, has also had a spectacular role in all this! Thanks LeRoy and Molly!

Summer Time is for Fishing!

With the summer months in full swing, most of The Steelheader chapters do not hold monthly meetings for July and August. Be sure to get out there and create some stories that you can share in September!
Family Fishing Events

ODFW Family Fishing
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. It is part of ODFW's Outdoor Education Program, which is designed to introduce youth and their families to the sport of fishing.
Fri July 7th@ 9am - 3pm
Lhuuke Illahee hatchery
on Little Rock Creek near Logsden

Enhance Our Fisheries!

SOLV Cleanup, Glenn Otto Park, Saturday, July 15, 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up around Glenn Otto Park and Community Building, located at 1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale 97060.

Meet leader Anthony Pedro in the Glenn Otto parking lot to get your assignments and SOLV bags. Early risers are invited to meet at the Shari's on Frontage Road in Troutdale at 7:30 a.m. for a no-host breakfast before the cleanup begins. 

Contact Steve Rothenbucher, 503-257-0039, to add your name to the list. We hope to see you there!

Who Should be Added to the
Hall of Fame?

Hall of Fame Celebrity and Foot Soldier Awards and the Member of the Year award will be presented at the HOF Banquet in November. Any member can nominate someone for HOF (lifetime achievement - does not need to be a member) and Member of the Year (dedicated volunteer member). You can get the nomination forms (either  a .doc or a .pdf file) from Aaron Bento or Norm Ritchie  (

Nominations must be received by July 15th (via e-mail attachment or hard copy mailed to:

ANWS HOF Nomination
6641 SE Lake Rd.,
Milwaukie OR 97222.

The winners will be selected July 22nd at the Annual Meeting by board members and chapter delegates.
2017 Salmon Hawg Open Tournament

Join us on October 5th thru 7th in Tillamook for two days of fishing and celebrating this wonderful sport fishing resource. We celebrate with great meals, contests, and prizes for everybody! Thanks to the event sponsors and anglers, this event has generated over $7,500 to improve Tillamook County sport fisheries in the past three years. Most recently, funds were granted to the  Lower Nehalem Community Trust to assist in acquiring the Bott's Marsh property in the Nehalem Bay, protecting and allowing enhancement of the estuary's most productive smolt habitat .

So get your three man team together and give catching some of Oregon's biggest fall chinook your best SHOT!
Volunteers Needed!

One of the things that makes Steelheaders great is that everyone enjoys fishing along with protecting and making our fisheries better. Often forgotton is the great diversity in talent and skills that many of our volunteers bring to this amazing organization.

We love all the time and energy that all our volunteers give to the many projects and programs that the Association and all the Chapters run. However, there are some particular skills that are likely amongst our members that we would like to tap into for some ambitious outreach and organizing goals the outreach team is looking to tackle.

Do you have any skills and time you could volunteer, perhaps even professional services that you would like to donate in:
  • Graphic, Web or Print Design
  • Non-profit Member and Donor Database management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning
It's true also that many hands make the load light. Can you reach out and can help ANWS?

To help ANWS with these, contact Aaron Bento -
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