Christmas for Coho
2017: Christmas for Coho
It's time to recycle your Christmas tree by turning it into salmon habitat in Oregon rivers!
Drop off your tree January 7 or 14, from 9am to 4pm at Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters (10910 NE Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97220) and the decommissioned West Linn Fire Station at 6000 Failing Street, West Linn, next to the Royal Treatment Fly Fishing shop.
The cost is only $10 per tree to cover our transportation costs.
Salmon love to hide in woody debris, so this is a great way to give back to the environment in 2017.
Christmas for Coho is a nonprofit project that recycles Christmas trees by placing them in Oregon wetlands to provide habitat for juvenile salmon and other wildlife. The trees are collected at several locations around the Portland area after Christmas. The public is invited to drop off their tree along with a nominal processing fee, and then the group organizes work parties in which volunteers move the trees into local rivers, streams, tidal zones and other ares where young salmon can use them as protection from predators. The all volunteer project is run by the Tualatin Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited and is funded by a grants, fees from tree collection, membership dues and donations.