[OSMB-News] News Release -Trout Unlimited Volunteer Honored with Special Award
Ashley.Massey at state.or.us
Mon Feb 12 13:25:08 PST 2007
For Immediate Release Date: Monday, February 12, 2007
Marine Board Honors Trout Unlimited Volunteer with Special Award
The Oregon State Marine Board recognized the efforts of Michael Cooley of the Middle Rogue Steelhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited, with a Special Award. The award was given during the Marine Board's bi-annual Facilities Grant Workshop in Salem, January 30.
Michael Cooley approached the Marine Board several years ago and proposed building a new ramp at the Hog Creek facility on the Rogue River. This facility is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Josephine County.
Cooley documented the safety concerns related to the precarious take-out situation at the old ramp and the growing use of the river by drift boats with motors. He helped raise the funds needed to match a grant from the Marine Board and regularly visited the site during construction to provide the county with progress reports.
Because of the efforts by Michael Cooley, the new ramp at Hog Creek was designed, permitted and built in a little over a year, despite overwhelming obstacles.
For more information about the Marine Board's Facilities Program, visit www.boatoregon.com.
Photo Caption: Mike Cooley of the Middle Rogue Steelhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Ashley A. Massey
Public Affairs Specialist
Oregon State Marine Board
503-378-8587 ext. 82623
ashley.massey at state.or.us
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