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The mission of the SWC is to maintain a healthy, functioning Stillaguamish Watershed by providing a local forum in which agencies, organizations, communities, and the public can engage in a collaborative watershed based process of decision making and coordination.

Adopted by consensus November 15, 2000
By Gina Gray

Evergreen Fly Fishing Club

On a sunny Saturday in late June, the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club started the day with breakfast at a member's home to gather, tell stories and get going for a long and trash filled day. As part of their annual event, about 20 people including club members, their kids and grandkids as well as a few enforcement officers got together and cleaned up nearly 500 pounds of trash between Trafton and Fortson (about 17 miles of the North Fork between Arlington and Darrington). They managed to fill the back of a pickup truck with material from the river shore and heavily used recreational access points.

Evergreen Fly Fishing Club at Hazel HoleAfterwards, they performed a bit of "yard work" around the EFFC monument at Hazel. The monument at this time recognizes one of the Club's members, Mr. Gordon Swanson, who passed away just a few days after the cleanup and the installation of the plaque honoring him.

Over the years the group has found everything from stolen vehicles to discarded refrigerators, pickup canopies, ever present empty cans and bottles and other "unmentionables".

Bob Banks, EFFC Conservation Chairman said "It is a pleasure for our members to do this for the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, a magnificent resource year round. We consider it our "home" water and caring for it is not an effort. This is one of the most attended functions our Club does. Fortunately the debris has lessoned over the years, but there continue to be many who do not share in the pride of this beautiful river, and we will continue to be good stewards of it."

Thank you to the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club for helping make sure our river is a clean and pleasant place for people and salmon!

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