Bounty on the Bay

Spring ChinookFishing enthusiasts gather at the Old Mill in Garibaldi May 16 and 17 for the Fifth Annual Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) Bounty on the Bay.

The weekend is filled with food, fishing, and fun and is a fundraiser to support TEP’s Habitat Enhancement program.

Bounty on the Bay kicks off on Friday at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi with a pasta dinner, followed by spring chinook seminars by local pro guides. On Saturday, TEP hosts a spring chinook fishing tournament, which features fishing prizes and an opportunity to hire one of several local guides who are donating their proceeds to TEP salmon habitat enhancement. Activities culminate Saturday evening with a seafood dinner and silent auction.

During the past five years TEP implemented the Tillamook Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan that has established 63 scientifically based and community-supported actions that restore water quality, enhance degraded habitats, reduce sedimentation, and lessen the impacts of coastal flooding.

To be part of Bounty on the Bay, register over the phone or online. (503-322-2222; www.tbnep.org)

Oregon Coast May/June 2008

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