IDLEYLD PARK — Sadly, Don Nelson and Joe Merchep weren’t in attendance at Wednesday’s grand opening celebration of the Rock Ed Outdoor Education Center at the Rock Creek Fish Hatchery. But their names were used over and over during the celebration that recognized the many people and businesses involved in the project. Celebrants got a good look at an indoor classroom, an interpretative trail around the grounds of the hatchery and a covered outdoor gathering place. The Joe Merchep Umpqua River Foundation, the Don Nelson Memorial Fund and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were the three principal partners …
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