Join us as we celebrate the connection between fish, rivers, and people Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the grounds of North Middle School along beautiful Gilbert Creek in northwest Grants Pass.
An outreach fair (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) will feature various agencies and organizations showcasing their work and offering hands-on activities such as fly tying and casting, fish printing, nature walks, science experiments, fish viewing, and more!
A 5K migratory race (downstream and upstream, of course!) will begin at 11:00 a.m., with ribbons awarded to the fastest three male and female finishers in all age groups for both race categories (run and walk).
A costumed kids’ dash will take place on the school track at noon. All participants aged 12 and under will receive ribbons, with three individuals judged as having the best costumes (representing the theme of fish migration) receiving special prizes.
An evening talk on the biology, diversity, and conservation of one of the Rogue’s more mysterious migratory fishes, the Pacific Lamprey, will close out the day’s festivities. You don’t want to miss this presentation by lamprey specialist Stewart Reid, PhD!
Please thank and support our major collaborator, Grants Pass School District No. 7, and major sponsor, Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge and Rogue Wilderness Adventures.