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Avon talk will focus on health of fish

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – The Eagle River Watershed Council is hosting a talk about promoting a healthy fish population in the Eagle River Watershed on Wednesday.

“Fish Tales” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Water Cowboy in Avon.

Matt Grove of the U.S. Forest Service and Kendall Bakich of the Colorado Department of Wildlife will explain their roles in working toward that goal.

Representing both federal and state governments, Grove and Bakich will talk about their efforts to monitor and preserve our fish habitat and population.

Grove will talk about what he is finding in his studies of Black Gore and Gore creeks. His upcoming Homestake Creek Restoration and Enhancement Project will improve habitat conditions for fish, bugs, wildlife and campers along a six-mile segment of the creek below the Homestake Reservoir – and volunteers are needed.

Bakich will talk about her work in monitoring the fish population via electrofishing throughout the Eagle River Watershed and why the data she collects provides important insights into the health of the river.

Appetizers will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. along with a cash bar.-

Call 970-827-5406 for more information.

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