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P.O.W.E.R. receives wildlife award


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently gave P.O.W.E.R. an award for 30 years of conservation work. P.O.W.E.R. (Promoters of Wildlife and Environmental Resources) is best known locally for its fish pen operation in Electric City. WDFW Director Jim Unsworth presented the "Organization of the Year" award to Carl Russell and Ken Miles in a ceremony in Ephrata June 7. Members of the group have raised over 5.2 million fish (3.2 million rainbow trout, 2 million kokanee, and 18,000 channel catfish) in its fish pen operation. POWER also has a game bird feeding program and plants wildlife habitat for mule deer and upland game birds. - submitted photo

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