Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is hosting Cast & Dig – the 5th Annual Fly Fishing and Habitat Restoration event at King County Park’s Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area on Saturday, July 12 from 9:00am to 2:30pm. This event is free and open to all ages. We will be removing invasive blackberry and weed suppression fabric from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by a free lunch, educational presentations, fly fishing lessons and other workshops for the remainder of the day.
Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area is a restoration success story thanks to coordinated efforts with thousands of local volunteers. The site supports a diversity of habitats from riparian forest to complex wetlands that provide varied habitats for fish and wildlife. Cavanaugh Pond, once a gravel-mining site, is now known for its populations of spawning sockeye salmon and supports coastal cutthroat trout and winter steelhead. Volunteers will be removing invasive species to prepare the site to plant native plant species this fall.
Fisheries biologist, Paul Conrecode will give a presentation on salmon and the state of the Cedar River. Afternoon workshops include hands-on casting and fly tying demonstrations for all skill levels, a macro-invertebrate identification lab, and a native plant walk. Lunch of smoked salmon, sandwich and salad fare (vegetarian options available) will be provided.
For more information or to sign up please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored in part by: King County Parks – Your Big Backyard, Cedar River Stewardship in Action, REI, and Whole Foods.