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Free Community River Float (April)
2019's event will be held on Saturday, April 20
OPGA Meetings (October-May)
Association meetings will typically be held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Forks Fire Hall (11 Spartan Ave, Forks, WA 98331). There will be no scheduled meetings held June-September, urgent business during this time frame may be handled remotely or by emergency meeting.
Many of the area's guides and businesses, as well as many of our clients, have played a very important role on an enhancement project that was based on a tributary to the upper Sol Duc named Snider Creek. With this broodstock program, between 50,000 to 100,000 smolt were planted using wild steelhead, rather than returning hatchery fish for the parent stock of the young. The Snider Creek Project became an important part of the rebuilding and continued maintenance of the early-run native Steelhead stocks on the Sol Duc River. When the Sol Duc river was deemed a "wild steelhead gene bank" river in 2012 the Snider Creek program was relocated to the Bogachiel and we are working on building it back up.
2019 marks the 55th Annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction (QVSA). The QVSA started as a community dinner in 1964 and in 1968 sort of by accident the local radio station got into the act and brought in $2400 over the air! Thus transforming the auction into a live/radio broadcast auction, which now encompasses two full days (March 16-17, 2019).
This is the second year that the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association OPGA) is broadening the QVSA’s reach with an online auction held before the live event! All the money raised goes to Forks High School Graduates. Grants are given for any area of further education, business school, trade school, beauty school or college right after graduation or anytime in their future! Over $1.8 million has been granted in scholarships! Last year’s fundraiser brought in over $141,000!
The 2019 OPGA Auction for the QVSA will begin on facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/QVSAOnlineAuction/) on March 1 and will close on March 10 around 6 p.m. Join the group early so you are ready to bid! Thanks in advance for all your support!