The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 23, 1984, Page 3, Image 3

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    ELC releases second batch of salmon, trout
By Shelley Ball
Of The Print
Their home for the past
six weeks has been half of a
standard home oil tank, which
was cut in two and filled with
approximately 100 gallons of
That is, an oil tank was
their home until recently. For
they have since been freed,
and they can now search for
food on their own.
These newly-liberated
creatures are a batch of Winter
steelhead, arid they represent
the second series of fish the
John Inskeep Environmental
Learning Center (ELC) at
Clackamas Community Col­
lege has successfully incubated
and released into the head­
waters of Newell Creek this
Approximately 12,000
Winter steelhead were released
into the creek, where they will
feed during the summer. Just a
month ago, the ELC released
nearly 24,000 Coho salmon in­
to the creek for the first time
as well.
The steelhead will feed in
the creek, 1,000 feet which
runs through the ELC’s pro­
perty, and the center’s pond
until they are big enough to
“migrate out on their own in
bulk next fall,” ELC Director
Jerry Herrmann said. The fish
are then expected to return to
the ELC to spawn in three
Herrmann explained the
ELC is raising the fish as part
of the Salmon Trout Enhance­
ment Program (STEP). The
ELC has been named a
regional demonstration site by
the Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife for the pro­
gram, who also donated the
fish eggs to the ELC for the
project. Oregon is the only
state to have a STEP at this
time, Herrmann said.
STEP originated in
Canada, and Herrmann said
the ELC’s original intent was
to raise trout and other warm
water fish instead of salmon.
The fish and wildlife depart­
ment asked the ELC to try and
rear salmon in its small stream
and pond, which surprised
Herrmann. “It was a shock to
me to find out small streams
produce,” he said.
“Our goal is to inject
about 100,000 fish a year into
Newell Creek,” Herrmann ad­
ded. With a one percent sur­
vival raté for this amount,
1,000 fish are expected to
mature and add to Oregon’s
fish population. Oregon
streams are currently produc­
ing less fish, due to the con­
struction of freeways, roads
and housing developments,
Herrmann said.
He explained that in the
case of housing developments,
the vegetation shading nearby
streams is often times cleared
away. Eliminating this vegeta­
tion raises the temperature of
the water, making it un­
suitable for some fish to live
in. It is for this reason Herr­
mann said the ELC will also
“give attention to some of
these small streams” by show­
ing people how to better care
for them on their regional
demonstration site.
Ways the ELC is demon­
strating urban stream
enhancement include installing
spawning beds, and rock and
SOON TO BE FREE—Jerry Herrmann, ELC
director, dips a net full of fingerlings out of the
oil barrel. The salmon and trout were released
log placements to create ed­
dies. Herrmann stressed that
“anyone can do” what the
ELC is displaying for other ur­
ban streams. There is also a
tax break involved in specific
areas of stream development
that might benefit community
Herrmann also said local
boy scouts have been involved
in installing the spawning
beds, and eight boy scouts
were promoted to eagle scouts
Cross Culture Study plans
traveling college course in Spain
By Kathy Johnson
Of The Print
In 1982, Clackamas Com­
munity College became af­
filiated with the Cross-
Cultural Study program, a
program which offers travel­
ing college courses in Spanish
language and culture.
“Since this is a cross-
cultural trip, the group will be
comparing the way of living in
every region they visit,”
Cariota Holley, College
Spanish instructor said.
The entire trip will be
spent in Spain, and the first
three weeks will be in Seville,
where the students will attend
classes from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
From Seville, the group
travels to Madrid. Students
will receive instruction not on­
ly in the language but also in
architecture, government,
politics, economics, sociology
and art.
Santander will be the
group’s next stop. There they
will have lessons on the
Spanish society and regions. ,
A trip to Santiago de
Compostela is next on the
Wednesday, May 23, 1984
agenda for the group. San­
tiago de Compostela is the
“spiritual” capital city of
Spain. Here the group will
visit the Cathedral of Santiago
where the remains of the saints
are buried.
Darren Linken, a second-
year student, is the only one
from the College who is in­
volved in the trip.
To date, the Spanish Club
called “Entre Amigos ” has
raised $250 to help Linken.
“Two of the club’s pro­
jects are to help a student
study abroad, and to help
Oregon and Costa Rica, the
Partners of the Americas
Committee on Community
Education, with their
projects,” Holley explained.
—Preventive Medicine & General Family Practice
—Nutritional Counseling
—Pain Relief/Workman’s Comp
into Newell Creek as a part of the Salmon and
Trout Enhancement Program (STEP).
Photo by Duane Hiersche
as a reward for their efforts.
“It’s a real community type
involvement program,” he
While the STEP is cur­
rently a success at the ELC, it
is also constantly expanding.
The whole program will be of­
ficially dedicated on June 23
and may be attended by Con­
gressman Les Aucoin. Future
STEP projects include the
operation of a fish hatchery at
the ELC and the installation
of a first-ever urban stream
fish ladder in the area of the
old Maple Lane intersection.
The utilization of a fish
hatchery will enable the ELC
to raise fish to the smolt size,
which is between four and six
inches, before they are releas­
ed. Herrmann explained the
fish were released when they
had completed their incuba­
tion cycles, and therefore were
not raised in an artificial facili­
ty for the remainder of their
growth, like a regular hatchery
In -regards to urban
stream enhanceirient, Herr­
mann said community aware­
ness is an important factor.
“If people near the College
only realized the importance
of local streams; everything we
do as a society affects the
salmon. We’re one of the few
states to have resources at our
back door,” he said.
Oregon City Albertson’s
Wishes You A
Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
For all your party needs
Come visit our Deli and Bake Shoppe
Or call us at 657-3127
Now open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
for your convenience
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serves 18-22
Save $3.00 on a 6 foot deluxe sandwich
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Offer expires June 30, 1984
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