The 30th Anniversary of the Annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby Banquet has been rescheduled for June 10, 2022, in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by Douglas Timber Operators and the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Committee.

The banquet is historically part of the annual four-day Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby. All the derby events took place in February except for the banquet, due to low attendance related to COVID-19 concerns and large gatherings.

The schedule of events for the evening of June 10 are:

  • 5 p.m. – Barbecued oyster bar sponsored by the Umpqua Fisherman’s Association, silent auction and social.
  • 6 p.m. – Dinner.
  • 7 p.m. – The program & live auction.

There are several enticing auction items this year, including a Willie Boat, fishing trips to Alaska and other locations, a four-wheeler, day trips and many other items that raise funds that all go toward projects benefitting the Umpqua Basin.

Tickets are available for purchase for $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10. You can register online: https://ufed.ejoinme.org/2022, or by calling Tina Roy at (541) 672-0757. You can also email: tina@dougtimber.org.

The Derby has contributed more than $1.8 million toward fishery enhancement, watershed restoration, and outdoor education projects over the decades of the event. All the money raised from the event stays in Douglas County and provides matching funds for several projects annually.

Scott Carroll can be reached at scarroll@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4204. Or follow him on Twitter @scottcarroll15.

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