Ready, Set, Go!
It's time for us to ask for your help again. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission published its agenda for the August 5th meeting yesterday. Unfortunately neither grass carp or Devil's Lake are listed as an agenda item. This setback will prevent the Commission from taking any action on the topic during this meeting. DLWID is, however, invited to provide verbal comments in the public portion of the meeting. Josh Brainerd DLWID Manager will be making comments on behalf of the lake. Others will not be allowed to speak on this non-agenda item.
This is where you come in. We are allowed to write to the ODF&W Commission about any topic we want. In order to make an impression as well as show our support of our manager we have a specific letter writing request. This important request asks the Commission to please acknowledge this catastrophe by directing ODF&W staff to work with DLWID to modify DLWID’s pending exception application to set stocking levels appropriate to current situation and to bring this matter before the Commission at its September 15, 2022 meeting.
We have created a template for the Commission and we would request everybody forward it to the ODFW Commission, ODFW Director, and the Governor. All letters must arrive at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, so the due date for this request is August 2, 2022. Does it really do any good for each of them to receive a couple hundred of the same letter? Indeed it does.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Here's what to do by Aug 2, 2022
- Download the letter from this link. (WORD) (PDF)
- Optionally edit the letter to include your name and address.
- Send the letter as an attachment by email, feel free to add a few photos if you wish. You can add a more personal message in the body of the email
- Send the email to [email protected], [email protected]
- Let the Governor know by mailing a copy (address at bottom of letter) or completing the online form at this link.
- Let us know you did it by completing a brief questionnaire