McKenzie River Trust

Mckenzie River
6:54 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Turning Gravel Pits Into Fish Habitat

Joe Moll with McKenzie River Trust (left) and Randy Hledik of Wildish Company at Green Island.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The McKenzie River Trust is embarking on a project to turn gravel beds into native fish habitat on its Green Island property north of Eugene. The project brings together two unexpected partners: conservationists and the gravel industry.

The Coburg Aggregate Reclamation Project, or CARP, is at a place along the historic McKenzie River channel where gravel was mined for many years. Now, three ponds are the remnants of that mining operation. Joe Moll is Executive Director of McKenzie River Trust.

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Cozmic
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

McKenzie River Memories

Prince and Marjorie Helfrich on the McKenzie Pass in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, circa 1930.

McKenzie Memories is an annual evening of McKenzie River storytelling, rare historic film clips and photographs. It will be at Cozmic in Eugene on Friday April 4th. Wooden boat expert Randy Dersham and Joe Moll, Executive Director of McKenzie River Trust, join Eric Alan to talk about drift boats, Helfrich family history, and why the McKenzie River is iconic.

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