The 2018 Memorial Award Winner is Western Rivers Conservancy
Each year the Northwest Fly Anglers club makes a donation (typically $500) to a conservation organization whose work is consistent with the Constitution and By Laws of the NFA. We look for work that preserves, enhances and generally supports game fish waters as well as fly fishing and catch and release fishing rules. The selection for the Award is a process that begins in April with the naming of the first nomination and announcement in the May issue of the Fly Paper. There are usually four organizations nominated and the final selection is made by members in attendance at the general membership meeting in October. The Award is sometimes presented in person at the annual holiday party and auction event. Below are the three organizations which were nominated this year.
Western Rivers Conservancy Western Rivers
Western Rivers Conservancy protect outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. We acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment, and cooperate with other organizations and agencies to secure the health of whole ecosystems.
Washington Water Trust is a neutral, non-regulatory, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving and protecting stream flows and water quality throughout Washington state. We use voluntary, market-based transactions and cooperative partnerships to create balanced solutions.
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) is a community-based non-profit organization that works with willing landowners and volunteers to preserve salmon habitat restoration on the North Olympic Peninsula. NOSC is one of fourteen Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups in Washington State dedicated to salmon recovery.