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2002 April Minutes For The Gold River Streamkeepers Society

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GOLD RIVER STREAM KEEPERS SOCIETY MINUTES FOR APRIL 16/02

IN ATTENDENCE: JIM MITCHELL, PAUL SMITH, PATRICK WATSON, JOHN BRUCE JR, CHRIS ERIKSON, FLOYD NASWELL, DALE ELDER, CAM FORBES, JON BANAS, MIKE COX, CHRIS PATRICK, AND MIKE THURBER.

Meeting called to order at 7:14 pm. Jim asked for changes or additions to agenda. Two additions were added: Rod and Gun Club concerns and Roger’s presentation. Mike Thurber moved to accept agenda, seconded by Patrick Watson. Called to question, all in favor none opposed so moved. Jim asked that everyone read over minutes for changes or additions. Mike Cox moved to accept minutes, Floyd Naswell seconded, called to question all in favor none opposed, so moved.

Chris Erikson updated everyone on the Coho indicator fence on Hutchinson Creek. Chris stated that there is probably a day and a half left before they’re able to capture/count Coho smolts/fry. Jim asked if the project would be completed by the weekend. Chris stated that only with a lot of help. Some discussion followed around building second fence on Dunlop Creek and how long it would take with everyone participating. Paul will phone around to coordinate transportation to Dunlop Creek. Next up was membership dues owed. Insurance and waiver forms were discussed next. Membership cards were handed out to all. Storm Drain Marking was on the table next. Jim stated that this would take place in the last week of May or first week in June. Floyd asked if we would be marking all drains. Jim responded that is the plan.

 There were some discussions around Pacific Salmon Foundation funding for projects. Chris stated that we should get a hydrologist to assess Conuma Off Channel and have him/her there during a rain event. Paul will confirm this with NW Hydraulics. Jim is still working on incident report template. Jim asked Chris about a template from the hatchery to use. Jim asked everyone for ideas on a future meeting place. The Tackle Box, Legion, NI College and Rod and Gun Club were mentioned. Paul talked about concerns from Rod and Gun executive about damage to tables etc when allowing clubhouse to be rented out in the past so this might not be a viable option. Paul gave an update on the concerns of the Gold River Rod and Gun Club over the Stream Keepers doing too much on Hutchinson Creek and suggested that we step back from this project until requested by the R&G Club to participate. Paul explained that they have been trying for years to save fry in the system and we might have unintentionally stepped on some toes. It was mentioned that most of the Stream Keeper members were also R&G Club members so what is the problem. Paul commented that there is some confusion over what is being done by whom and it is in the best interest of all if we just participate when asked to do so. Paul said that Roger’s presentation should be tabled until such a time when Roger will let us know if or when he will give the presentation to us. Mike Cox talked about the riparian planting on the side channel. John Banas moved to adjourn. Chris seconded. Next meeting is May 21/02 at 7:00 pm place to be determined.

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