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Boating class on June 25

A boating safety class will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 25 at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.

Offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 78 and the Clark County Marine Patrol, the course costs $10 per person and lasts until 5 p.m.

Washington regulations require boaters age 35 and younger to have a boater card when operating boats with 15 horsepower or greater. Next year, boaters age 40 and younger will need boater cards.

Topics will include navigation rules, equipment requirements and boating laws and regulations.

To register, call 360-256-2991 or 503 799-5250.

Bass club meets June 23

PORTLAND — The Oregon Bass and Panfish Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 23 at the East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave.

The guest speaker will be Dick Sagara, regional sales representative for Temple Fork Outfitters. He will discuss fishing rod selection. There also will be a video on flyfishing for panfish species.

Forest advisory panel to meet

STEVENSON — An advisory committee to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest staff will meet at 9 a.m. June 17 at the Skamania County Courthouse to consider projects for forest improvement dollars.

The South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will consider 28 projects. The money comes from a 2000 federal act that provides funds for rural counties affected by reduced federal timber sales.

CCA to hear about pikeminnow

CAMAS — The Southwest Washington chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive.

Eric Winther of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will talk about the northern pikeminnow sport reward program. Lyle Cabe will discuss safety in cold-water conditions.

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