WDFW LogoWashington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  HELP | EMPLOYMENT | NEWS | CONTACT  
WDFW LogoAbout WDFW
Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


October 10, 1996
Contact: Ed Isenson (360) 902-2408, Joe Foster (509) 754-4624

  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

Public meeting set to discuss Blue, Park lakes rehabilitation

EPHRATA -- Rehabilitation plans for Blue and Park lakes, two of the state’s finest trout-fishing waters, will be discussed at a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Ephrata.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding the meeting in response to concerns raised by people living along the lakes about the rehabilitation process. It follows a meeting in April which dealt with rehabilitation of Blue and Park lakes and more than 20 other lakes and ponds in the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Region 2.

At the Oct 23 meeting department experts will explain the rehabilitation process, its history, effects and ramifications. Current plans call for rehabilitation in late October.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Performing Center at Ephrata High School.

State biologists have rehabilitated Blue and Park lakes, located north of Ephrata, a half-dozen times in intervals of five to 10 years. The process removes from the lakes fish species that compete with trout for food. Fish are killed with rotenone, a natural poison. The rehabilitation allows trout fry put into the lake by the department to grow naturally into catchable fish.