December President’s Message

Hello FOC members, friends and family.

On December 5th, FOC had the Annual Boat Drawing Raffle. Friends of the Cowlitz wants to say a huge Congratulations to Darryl Gauthier from Mossyrock the Winner of the 2020 Boat Raffle.

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New year is this year gets close to the end.

Sending holiday cheer, good health and for 2021 to be a new and better year.

Sincerely,

Don Glaser
FOC President

September President’s Message

Hello FOC members, friends and family.
It’s that time of year again for our Labor Day Free Fishing For kids. If you are out and about please stop in and say hello and let the kids catch a fish. We are also still looking for volunteers to help out with these events.
We have had a good summer even amongst all the Covid-19 doings going on.
And as always thank you to all the members, family and friends of Friends of the Cowlitz. We appreciate each one of you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Don Glaser
FOC President

Hello FOC members, friends and family.
Looks like everything has been picking up and opening back up a little at a time. Fishing is still a little slow where you have to put your time in but there is a lot more people getting out and about.
So far Fish Pond Functions have not gone on as we had liked. Some have been cancelled due to the different phases but we are keeping optimistic that soon these will get to happen and reschedule if possible. We will still  be looking for volunteers to help with these events. If you are interested in helping please contact the Barrier Dam Store at 360-985-2495.
As always thank you all for your continued support especially through these trying times. We hope all of you are staying happy, safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Don Glaser
FOC President

May President’s Message

Hello FOC members, friends and family.
It is exciting that fishing has opened back up with all the Covid-19 happenings. We are keeping fingers crossed that everything will gradually keep getting better. It has been a nice change to see people being able to get out and fish while keeping there social distance.
We are waiting to hear, when and if FOC will be able to start doing fish pond functions again anytime soon. If they are allowed to start again FOC will be looking for volunteers to help with these events. If you are interested in helping please contact the Barrier Dam Store at 360-985-2495.
As always thank you all for your continued support especially through these trying times. We hope all of you are staying happy, safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Don Glaser
FOC President

March President’s Message

Friends of the Cowlitz and the new boat headed over to Yakima for the Sportsmen Show February 14th thru February 16th. It was a successful trip with meeting lots of new people. It is always a pleasure being able to attend this event at the Yakima SunDome.
A big Thank you to those that were able to help get everything ready to head over, setting up and helping out while the event lasted. All your help is greatly appreciated.
The new boat is here and all set up for you to come take a look at it. We also have tickets available at the Barrier Dam store. You can also call the store and purchase at 360.985.2495. We can take debit/credit and mail your tickets to you.
Another month is gone seems like 2020 just started. Here’s to a happy and healthy year for all FOC members, friends and family!

Sincerely,

Don Glaser
FOC President

January President’s Message

Happy New Year Everyone! We are hoping so far it has been a great fresh start for 2020.
The new boat should be arriving soon. Keep your eye out for the pictures.
Raffle tickets will be available starting in the new year. Tickets can be purchased at FOC Fish Pond Functions, stopping by the Barrier Dam store on contacting the store. Tickets can be purchased by phone and mailed to you.
Friends of the Cowlitz and the new boat will be heading over to Yakima for the Sportsmen Show February 14th thru February 16th. We are still looking for volunteers to help out at the show. If you are interested please contact Karen at 360.985.2495. Or if you are going on a little drive stop in and see us.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President

December President’s Message

Another year is coming to an end.. Thank you to everyone who has helped in making 2019 a great one for Friends of the Cowlitz. We are looking forward to see what happens in 2020.

Congratulations to the 2019 Boat Raffle Winner…
Gary Olson from Bend, Oregon. Congrats Gary we hope you enjoy your new Drift Boat.

Once the boat arrives for 2020 it will be announced. Raffle tickets will be available starting in the new year. Tickets can be purchased at FOC Fish Pond Functions, stopping by the Barrier Dam store or contacting the store. Tickets can be purchased by phone and mailed to you.
FOC has booked their first event for 2020. The Sportsmen Show in Yakima at the Sundome. As we get closer dates will be published. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event. It is always a good time with some great people.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President

November Fishing Report

Pressure on the river is light. Fishing on the Chehalis is doing well. Water level is at 3540 cfs right now. Coho salmon are in the Cowlitz River now. Its been a slow month.
Take a day and go fishing!

Happy Holidays
Karen
Barrier Dam Campground

November President’s Message

The boat raffle is going to be here in just a couple week’s, December 7th from 1pm to 2pm.  Are you able to come help volunteer? Setting up, taking down or selling tickets?
FOC has booked there first even for 2020. The Sportsmen Show in Yakima at the Sundome. As we get closer dates will be published. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event. It is always a good time with some great people.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President

October President’s Message

Friends of the Cowlitz Monthly Message

It looks like Fall is upon us but the weather is still looking good with more sunny days.
Friends of the Cowlitz is still working diligently and up to date on all the issues surrounding fishing, WDFW and the Cowlitz River. Members are continuously going to current meetings and speaking out for fishermen’s rights.
The Boat Raffle is getting closer and closer only a few short months left. Have you bought your tickets for a chance to win? You can contact Barrier Dam Campground at 360.985.2495 and purchase over the phone or stop in.
We are starting to work on the Friends of the Cowlitz 2020 calendars. Are you a new and upcoming business and would like to place your add in next year’s calendar? Email Leah at friendsofthecowlitz.net to get yours set up today. Or if you would like to purchase a 2020 Calendar.
Thank you again to all our members and volunteers through out this year.

Sincerely,
Don Glaser
FOC President