Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is hosting our 2nd Annual Fly Fisher’s Weeding event at the Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area on Saturday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm. We will be removing blackberries from 9am to 12pm followed by a presentation of educational programs for the remainder of the day.

Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area supports a diversity of habitats from riparian forest to complex wetland, which provide varied habitats for fish and wildlife. Cavanaugh Pond is known for its populations of spawning sockeye salmon and supports coastal cutthroat trout and winter steelhead. Volunteers will be removing invasive blackberries to help us prepare for future riparian plantings.

The lecture component will feature speaker, Cam Sigler, founder of the Cam Sigler Company and international saltwater fly fishing guide. The afternoon Fly Fishing Workshop will consist of casting and tying demonstrations for all skill levels, from the beginners to the avid anglers, and a macro-invertebrate identification lab. Lunch will also be provided, including smoked salmon from Loki Fish Company and other snacks from Whole Foods.

To sign up, please contact Nisa Karimi at

About Friends of the Cedar River Watershed: Friends of the Cedar River Watershed is a non-profit organization that engages people to enhance and sustain local watersheds through conservation, education and stewardship.  We work throughout the Cedar River / Lake Washington watershed.  The Friends focus on working with community volunteers to improve fish and wildlife habitat, educate river visitors and community members, and engage community groups in water quality improvements.


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