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    Columbia Zone fishing report, April 19

    Weekend Fishing Opportunities: White sturgeon retention is closed from Buoy 10 upstream to The Dalles Dam, but remains an option for catch and release angling. Sturgeon retention is open in The Dalles and John Day pools until the respective guidelines are met. Sturgeon retention is open during February 1-July 31 from McNary Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. Spring Chinook angling is open during March 16 – May 9, from Tower Island powerlines upstream to the Oregon/Washington border above McNary Dam, plus the banks between Bonneville and Tower Island powerlines. Walleye fishing was good in The Dalles and John Day pools last week.

    Northeast Zone wildlife viewing report, April 19

    MORROW, GILLIAM and WHEELER COUNTIES Spring is in full here in the Heppner District. Sandhill cranes are still seen flying north, although in smaller flocks of birds. Pine siskins can be seen occasionally at feeders in the area. Golden crowned kinglets are also showing up in the area. Ferruginous hawks are showing up to claim nest territories and can be seen in the northern portion of the District. Red-tailed hawks, American kestrels and northern harriers can be seen throughout the District.

    Northeast Zone hunting report, April 19

    NORTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, SPRING TURKEY (April 15-May 31), CONTROLLED SPRING BEAR (opens April 15)

    Northeast Zone fishing report, April 19

    Weekend fishing opportunities Anglers have reported catching 20 fish limits of kokanee at Wallowa Lake. Rainbow trout were stocked last week in Tatone, Hatrock and McNary ponds, and continue to provide great early season action.

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    Help children and grandchildren love gardening

    A couple of weeks ago I was outside pruning my roses when my three-year-old granddaughter asked if she could help. I told her that I was afraid that the thorns might poke her if she wasn’t wearing gloves. She promptly went into the house and got her woolen mittens. I gave her some very small loppers that we have and helped her to cut some small canes. She loved being able to help PaPa in the garden. Later that day her mother took her to the store and bought her some real garden gloves.

    Extension explores Portland gardens

    Oregon State University Home Extension Services hosts the Mid-Columbia Family and Community Education Study Groups on the annual Spring Tour, Portland’s Glorious Gardens, Thursday, May 22.

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    Extension Cord: Reduce your waste with upcycling, recycling

    The United States is one of the largest consumers and wasters in the world. Each consumer contributes about 2,500 pounds of waste per year and of that waste, over half can be reduced, recycled or reused.

    Gorge Grown offers food leaders training

    Gorge Grown Food Network (GGFN) is gearing up to launch their second implementation of a program that develops leadership abilities in its participants.

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