As the Director of the local Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG), one of Washington\’s fourteen nonprofit Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEG), I am writing to introduce CCFEG and to provide continuing information on our Lake Wenatchee-area projects.
In 1990, the Washington State Legislature created the RFEG Program to involve local communities, citizen volunteers, and landowners in the state\’s salmon recovery efforts.
CCFEG works throughout North Central Washington on a wide range of projects including:
opening blocked salmon/trout spawning habitat by removing undersized culverts,
planting trees to provide shade and stability to streams,
engineering assessments, and
conducting water quality monitoring.
In addition to stream habitat restoration and assessment projects, we also host and support educational events such as free community movie nights, guest speakers, fish dissection in classrooms, Kids in the Creek, and participate in annual events such as Wenatchee River Salmon Festival and Ponderosa Watershed Fair. MORE