DTO and its membership are the primary supporters of the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby.  The Derby has contributed more than $1.6 million in matching funds toward hundreds of fishery projects in the Umpqua Basin over the past twenty-seven years.  The 2019 Derby alone raised more than $80,000 to invest in the Umpqua.










Listed below are the organizations and projects receiving funding from the 2019 Derby:

Eastwood Elementary School                                  Eastwood Acclimation Site Drain Improvement

Elk Creek Watershed                                                 Jack and Hardscrabble Creek Restoration

Gardiner-Reedsport-Winchester Bay STEP           Auto Start Backup Generator/Propane Tank

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife                  A Nose for Fishing

Oregon State Police                                                  Life Jackets for Give-Away

Project Healing Waters                                             Pontoon Boat for Disabled Veterans

Rock Creek Hatchery/ODFW                                    Hatch House Upgrade

Smith River Watershed Council                               Halfway Creek Instream Restoration

Smith River Watershed Council                               Big Creek Instream Restoration Phase III

Umpqua Fisherman’s Association                           Winter Steelhead Acclimation

Umpqua Fisherman’s Association                           Barrett Creek Winter Steelhead

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Mock