Monday, February 22, 2016

A Letter to Shady Cove

The Rogue Flyfishers follow conservation issues that involve the many local, state, and national agencies and institutions.  This letter is just one of the more recent pieces of the struggle to conserve the water quality.  Going to meetings to give testimony and support also is an important part of the overall effort.


February 12, 2016


City Council
City of Shady Cove
PO Box 1210
Shady Cove, OR  97539


 Re:  Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-01

Dear Members of the City Council:

Through the 45 years of its existence, the Rogue Flyfishers, an organization of some 175 sportsmen and women, has engaged in many projects to help improve the quality of the water in the Rogue River.   It is well known that maintaining and restoring riparian vegetation along the river and its tributaries is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure a healthy fish population. 
Other benefits of healthy riparian zones include lower water temperatures, erosion control which can reduce property damage, channel and flow stabilization, streamside habitat for a variety of birds and animals and a filtering system for sediment and pollutants entering the river from other sources.  There are many more, but we assume the Council has spent time discussing all aspects of riparian zones as you have deliberated and debated the proposal for the City to adopt a riparian ordinance patterned after the State’s Safe Harbor rules.
Knowing the benefits associated with riparian zone health, the Rogue Flyfishers strongly urge the City Council to adopt Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-01.

Sincerely,


Jack Patterson
President
Rogue Flyfishers



February 12, 2016
City Council
City of Shady Cove
PO Box 1210
Shady Cove, OR 97539
Re: Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-
01
Dear Members of the City Council:
Through the 45 years of its existence, the Rogue Flyfishers,
an organization of some 1
75
sportsmen and women, has engaged in many projects to help improve th
e quality of the
water in the Rogue River. It is well known that maintaining
and restoring riparian
vegetation along the river and its tributaries is one of the
most important things that
can be done to ensure a healthy fish population.
Other benefits of healthy riparian zones include lower water tem
peratures, erosion
control which can reduce property damage, channel and flow
stabilization, streamside
habitat for a variety of birds and animals and a filtering sys
tem for sediment and
pollutants entering the river from other sources. There are
many more, but we assume
the Council has spent time discussing all aspects of riparian
zones as you have
deliberated and debated the proposal for the City to adopt a r
iparian ordinance
patterned after the State
s Safe Harbor rules.
Knowing the benefits associated with riparian zone health, th
e Rogue Flyfishers strongly
urge the City Council to adopt Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-0
1.
Sincerely,
Ja
ck Patterson
President
Rogue Flyfishers
February 12, 2016
City Council
City of Shady Cove
PO Box 1210
Shady Cove, OR 97539
Re: Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-
01
Dear Members of the City Council:
Through the 45 years of its existence, the Rogue Flyfishers,
an organization of some 1
75
sportsmen and women, has engaged in many projects to help improve th
e quality of the
water in the Rogue River. It is well known that maintaining
and restoring riparian
vegetation along the river and its tributaries is one of the
most important things that
can be done to ensure a healthy fish population.
Other benefits of healthy riparian zones include lower water tem
peratures, erosion
control which can reduce property damage, channel and flow
stabilization, streamside
habitat for a variety of birds and animals and a filtering sys
tem for sediment and
pollutants entering the river from other sources. There are
many more, but we assume
the Council has spent time discussing all aspects of riparian
zones as you have
deliberated and debated the proposal for the City to adopt a r
iparian ordinance
patterned after the State
s Safe Harbor rules.
Knowing the benefits associated with riparian zone health, th
e Rogue Flyfishers strongly
urge the City Council to adopt Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-0
1.
Sincerely,
Ja
ck Patterson
President
Rogue FlyfisherFebruary 12, 2016
City Council
City of Shady Cove
PO Box 1210
Shady Cove, OR 97539
Re: Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-
01
Dear Members of the City Council:
Through the 45 years of its existence, the Rogue Flyfishers,
an organization of some 1
75
sportsmen and women, has engaged in many projects to help improve th
e quality of the
water in the Rogue River. It is well known that maintaining
and restoring riparian
vegetation along the river and its tributaries is one of the
most important things that
can be done to ensure a healthy fish population.
Other benefits of healthy riparian zones include lower water tem
peratures, erosion
control which can reduce property damage, channel and flow
stabilization, streamside
habitat for a variety of birds and animals and a filtering sys
tem for sediment and
pollutants entering the river from other sources. There are
many more, but we assume
the Council has spent time discussing all aspects of riparian
zones as you have
deliberated and debated the proposal for the City to adopt a r
iparian ordinance
patterned after the State
s Safe Harbor rules.
Knowing the benefits associated with riparian zone health, th
e Rogue Flyfishers strongly
urge the City Council to adopt Riparian Ordinance, CPA 15-0
1.
Sincerely,
Ja
ck Patterson
President
Rogue Flyfisher

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