DTO and its membership are the primary supporters of the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby.  The Derby has contributed more than $1.7 million in matching funds toward hundreds of fishery projects in the Umpqua Basin over the past twenty-eight years.  The 2020 Derby alone raised more than $100,000 to invest in the Umpqua.

Listed below are the organizations and projects receiving funding from the 2020 Derby:

Aaron Baimbridge                                                       Fencing on Cabin Creek to improve Fish Habitat

Eastwood Elementary School                                    Replace Alert System at the Eastwood Acclimation Site

Elk Creek Watershed                                                   Johney Creek Fish Passage Project

Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP             Replacement of Metal Grating that Create Outflow

Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP             Two Oxygen Tanks and Three Regulators

Oakland Booster Club                                                Funding to Support Oakland’s Biology Class for Field Trips

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife                    Diamond Lake Rainbow Trout Scale Collection

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife                    Broodstock Enhancement Equipment

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife                    South Umpqua Winter Steelhead Acclimation Site

Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers                         Windy Creek Restoration

Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers                         Steelhead Creek Instream Restoration

Partnership for the Umpqua Rivers                         Smith River Design Mowing

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mock