Whetstone Pond: Improved access for all

Whetstone PondLocated in the Denman Wildlife Area, Whetstone Pond provides access to fishing in a rural setting close to Medford. It is the only ADA accessible site in the Rogue Valley where anglers can fish for warm water species.

This project increased accessibility for everyone to fish and view wildlife. It also maintained the existing trail system. Previous fishing access was often crowded, so this project opened up more bank access for anglers.

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Morgan Creek STEP Hatchery officially dedicated

morgan creekUnder construction since 2006, Morgan Creek STEP Hatchery was officially dedicated on November 3 before a crowd of over eighty-five volunteers and local dignitaries. Because of the vision of STEP biologist Tom Rumreich, Morgan Creek became a reality through a unique combination of extensive local grant funding, a very active regional STEP group, the local community’s dedication to the project, and Rumreich’s passionate leadership.

A Coos County mainstay for over 33 years, Morgan Creek Hatchery has evolved into a world-class multi-generational facility that positively impacts the region’s environment and economy, while bringing a unique educational experience to hundreds of children annually. Continue Reading →

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