Florence STEP to meet Wednesday, Jan. 4

Salmon genetics, sport fishing on the docket

Jan. 3, 2023 — The Florence Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the back meeting room of the Florence Elks Lodge #1858. 

Randy Brummett will speak and discuss salmon genetics and the implications of sport fishing.

The public is invited to attend, and the group will also hold its monthly 50/50 raffle.

STEP is a volunteer program within the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) that works to restore and enhance Oregon's native salmon and trout populations. Since 1981, STEP volunteers have monitored fish populations, restored stream habitat, provided youth and adult educational opportunities, and produced salmon, steelhead and trout for Oregon fisheries. Volunteers have donated money, materials, equipment and countless hours of time and labor.

Those interested in volunteering should attend the group’s monthly meeting.

Florence Elks Lodge #1858 is located at 1686 12th Street.

For more information about the Florence STEP go to florencestep.com/.