Envirogorge.com calls the Farmers Screen the “Gift that keeps on giving.”

Collaborative Efforts of Agencies and Landowners Yield Win-Wins: Capital Press Article July 11, 2014

Lamprey Screening Research Underway at USGS

We are very excited about the work being done by Matt Mesa and his team at the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory to benefit juvenile lamprey. EarthFIX reporter Courtney Flatt visits the lab in this video. (Obviously, we are also excited to see the Scott Ditch Farmers Screen, installed earlier this year near Naches, WA appear in the video!)

FCA’s Newest Farmers Screen is Washington’s First

And we are having a ton of fun celebrating it!

The Scott Ditch screen is a 26 CFS custom Farmers Screen that was installed by WDFW last March for the South Naches Irrigation District near Naches, WA. Complete details about the project are available here.

The project engineer, Paul Tappel of Fisheries Engineers, Inc. graciously hosted a big BBQ celebration at the project site last week. We were there to partake in the great food, drinks, and conversation with landowners and neighbors who were all happy to join in congratulating the project partners on a job well done.

Fisheries Engineers did a great job demonstrating the screen function and fish protection capabilities with the release of several juvenile salmon over the screen. This was followed by the release of the “Tappel Apples” – great fun and a really creative way to demonstrate how the Farmers Screen works to be self-cleaning.

Also on hand at the BBQ was public radio and EarthFix reporter, Courtney Flatt who published this article on the EarthFix blog, and this radio story for Northwest Public Radio.

All of us at FCA would like to thank Paul Tappel, Yakama Nation Fisheries, WDFW, and BPA for their partnership on this ground-breaking project. As FCA’s first Farmers Screen project in Washington state, this one is special. Thank you!

FID featured in Irrigation Leader Magazine

We were so excited to see Farmers Irrigation District (FID) highlighted in the January 2013 issue of Irrigation Leader! Their article, Farmers Irrigation District: Creating Revenue through innovation focuses on FID’s innovative advances in screening, hydro, pipeline conversion and habitat restoration. (Click the link to download the PDF. Article is on pages 32-33)

The article applauds FIDs “many technological accomplishments,” that Irrigation Leader says “results in significant gains.”

For more information on the Farmers Irrigation District, visit its website at www.fidhr.org or call District Manager (and former FCA’er) Jer Camarata at (541) 386-3115.

Great job, guys!

Here’s that link: http://www.waterandpowerreport.com/newsletters/January%20_2013.pdf










Sustainable Business Oregon coverage of FCA’s Growth Capital Campaign

We are so grateful to Sustainable Business Oregon for their coverage of FCA’s Growth Capital Campaign in an article by Christina Williams, published on their website today.  Please read and share with your friends!