Nominees sought for Columbia River fish board

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Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 31 for an vacant position representing Southwest Washington on the state's Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Recreational Anglers Board.

The citizen group reviews plans for improving sport fishing for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. It was created in 2009 by state lawmakers when the special $8.25 Columbia River endorsement fee was added to the fishing license package.

The board has nine members and meets at least three times per year to evaluate the Department of Fish and Wildlife's expenditures and offer recommendations for the program.

Individuals may nominate themselves. Members serve two-year terms. Travel costs may be reimbursed.

Nominations need to include the nominee's name, address, email address, telephone number, affiliations, region seeking to represent and experience. The name, address and telephone number of any organization submitting a nomination should be included.

Send nominations to Jeff Korth, Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement Program, 1550 Alder St. NW, Ephata, Wash., 98823. More information is available by contact Korth at 509-754-4624, ext. 224.

The other vacancy on the board represents north-central Washington.