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COLEMAN NFH: Coleman NFH Hosts Chamber of Commerce

Region 8, June 8, 2011
Photo1.  Anderson Chamber of Commerce presents an award of Appreciation to Coleman NFH for hosting the Greeter Meeting. Accepting the award was Brett Galyean, Deputy Project Leader, Scott Hamelberg, Project Leader of Coleman NFH, Bill Tershuren, Bill Ramey,  Dan LaBorie, Jack Blanke and, Bruce Guill, all members of the  Friends of Coleman NFH.
Photo1. Anderson Chamber of Commerce presents an award of Appreciation to Coleman NFH for hosting the Greeter Meeting. Accepting the award was Brett Galyean, Deputy Project Leader, Scott Hamelberg, Project Leader of Coleman NFH, Bill Tershuren, Bill Ramey, Dan LaBorie, Jack Blanke and, Bruce Guill, all members of the Friends of Coleman NFH. - Photo Credit: n/a

By Brett Galyean, Coleman NFH

On June 8, 2011, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce's weekly greeter meeting was hosted by the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (NFH). The weekly meetings, which are held every Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., are a great way for employees of the Coleman NFH to network with the public, be involved in the local community, and keep the community informed of upcoming events/activities at the hatchery.


Brett Galyean, Coleman NFH Deputy Project Leader, started off the meeting by giving an overview of hatchery operations and of the great work that the Coleman NFH Volunteer Program and Friends of Coleman NFH have performed. One of the highlights of the morning came after the meeting, when volunteers from the Coleman NFH Volunteer Program and members of Friends of Coleman NFH led nature walks on the recently opened Battle Creek Salmon Trail. Although the trail has been open since last September,  the local community is just becoming aware of the trail and what wildlife can be viewed. Several of the attendees came prepared wearing appropriate attire and sturdy shoes for the two mile trail walk and a shorter trail walk was chaperoned for those who were not able to walk the entire trail that morning.


Coleman NFH is located in Anderson, CA, on Battle Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River. The hatchery is open for self-guided tours seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to dusk. During October and November, guided tours are available for groups on spawning days. For more information, or to schedule a tour,  please contact the hatchery at (530) 365-8622.

Contact Info: Brett Galyean, 530-365-8622, brett_galyean@fws.gov