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

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July 31, 2000
Contact: Craig Bartlett, WDFW (360) 902-2259
Patti Case, Simpson Timber Co., (360) 427-4733
Leslie Kaye, US Army Corps of Engineers, (206) 764-3751

WDFW MEDIA ADVISORY: Partners to mark agreement on Goldsborough Dam

SHELTON - Members of the news media are invited to attend an event Wednesday (Aug. 2) marking the completion of agreements to dismantle Goldsborough Dam and restore Goldsborough Creek to improve salmon passage.

Congressman Norm Dicks (D-Bremerton), an active supporter of the project, will join with the key partners to the agreements to discuss plans for demolition of the dam and restoration of the creek bed. Among those scheduled to speak are:

  • Colin Moseley, chairman of Simpson Investment Co.;

  • Col. Ralph H. Graves, Seattle District Corps of Engineers; and

  • Jeff Koenings, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday (Aug. 2), at the Trout Unlimited gazebo on the south bank of Goldsborough Creek overlooking the dam.

Goldsborough Dam, owned by Simpson Timber, was built in 1921 as the City of Shelton's original source of power and later used to supply water to mills on the Shelton waterfront but has not served any purpose since 1996.

To reach the meeting site, take the City of Shelton exit off Highway 101 and drive west on the Dayton Matlock Road. Turn right on Hulbert Road, turn left between Les' Auto Repair and Hilburn Auto and continue on that road to the dam. The site is approximately 2 minutes from Highway 101. Allow 25 minutes from Olympia.