‘Roots to Rivers’ Dinner and Auction to Benefit Local Conservation Groups


Proceeds from April 5th event at the Vue in Corvallis to support Calapooia Watershed Council, Greenbelt Land Trust, Marys River Watershed Council, and Ten Rivers Food Web

Four local conservation and advocacy groups are teaming up to host Roots to Rivers, a benefit dinner and silent auction on April 5th, 2014 from 6-9:30pm at the Vue in downtown Corvallis (517 SW 2nd St.).  Calapooia Watershed Council, Greenbelt Land Trust, Marys River Watershed Council, and Ten Rivers Food Web  are joining together to celebrate the land, water, and farms that make the Willamette Valley a unique and beautiful place to live, work, and play. Guests will enjoy a delicious Mediterranean feast showcasing local foods and the finest local craft brews and wines. A silent auction will feature unique services and adventures such as a garden package including 5 yards of organic compost, seeds, and plant starts; a Benton County distillery tasting and tour package; a McKenzie River fly fishing trip for two; and more. The evening’s entertainment will include strolling minstrels, tarot readings, belly dancing, and magic! As the evening stars come out, we will enjoy the sweet sounds of the Portland-based three piece band Sagebrush Sisters!

Tickets for the event are available at both First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op locations in Corvallis, partner office locations, and online.

Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit the partner organizations working to host Roots to Rivers:

  • Calapooia Watershed Council promotes voluntary actions to improve the health of the Calapooia Watershed and its communities. (calapooia.org)
  • Greenbelt Land Trust protects in perpetuity native habitats, working lands, and lands of natural beauty, which provide a connection to the natural world for the residents of the mid-Willamette Valley. (greenbeltlandtrust.org)
  • Marys River Watershed Council inspires and supports voluntary stewardship of the Marys River watershed. (mrwc.org)
  • Ten Rivers Food Web builds stronger communities in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties by nourishing a local food system to ensure healthy food for all. (tenriversfoodweb.org)

Interested in participating in Roots to Rivers as a sponsor, donor, or volunteer? Contact Kyle at ksmith@calapooia.org or 541-466-3493.

Trout Unlimited meeting this Wednesday at Sky High Brewery


TU February meeting will be held at Sky High Brewery. This is our first time utilizing their space and we are very excited to have Dave Moskowitz from Deschutes River Alliance (DRA) at our inaugural Sky High meeting.  DRA work focuses on the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes River and recent water temperature issues.

Where: Sky High Brewery

160 NW Jackson Ave – Corvallis, Oregon 97330

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When: Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 7:00PM




OMSI Science Pub in Corvallis: Cry of the Pacific Lamprey: What This Ancient Fish Is Telling Us About Our Waters

Next Monday, join Carl Scheck of OSU and Jeremy Monroe of Freshwaters Illustrated at Old Wold Deli for OMSI Science Pub. The topic of the evening will be lamprey and what we can learn from these fascinating, ancient fish. 


Lamprey lack the charisma of Chinook salmon, steelhead or even the sturgeon. With a powerful mouth disc, lamprey latch onto other fish and suck out body fluids. Older than the dinosaurs, these ancient fish have successfully negotiated at least four planetary extinction events. However, they may not survive changes brought about by humans.

Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014

6-8 PM

Old World Deli – 341 2nd St. Corvallis, Oregon

[LINK] to OMSI science pub website

Fly Fishing Film Tour just around the corner – save 5 bones and get your tickets early.

The Blueback Chapter of Trout Unlimited is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour to Corvallis DSC_1361on February 15th at the Whiteside Theatre.  The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The F3T is a one of a kind experience. Each year fishy folk of all ages gather at premieres to soak up films from around the world, spin a few yarns amongst friends and dream about casts still unmade.  Tickets are available online here, or at Cascadia Fly Shop (900 NW Kings Blvd.) $10 advance or $15 at the door. Ninkasi, Nectar Creek Honeymead, 4 Spirits Distillery, Lumos Winery, Vivacity Spirits, and others will be on-hand to make sure everyone has a good time.
Proceeds from the event will go to support the Bluebacks steelhead monitoring efforts on the South Fork of the Siletz River.  Come on out to see some of this year’s best fly fishing footage, drink some beers, and support a worthwhile cause. For questions about the event or to sponsor the Bluebacks, email bluebacksTU@gmail.com or check their website at www.bluebacks.org for other upcoming events and restoration projects.

Author Jim Lichatowich to discuss salmon recovery at OSU

Jim Lichatowich, Pacific salmon expert and author of the classic Salmon Without Rivers: A History Of The Pacific Salmon Crisisis scheduled to discuss the status of salmon recovery, problems and potential at Oregon State University’s Valley Library on Wed. Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.

Lichatowich published a new book on salmon recovery this year.