November 24, 2014

Wayne Moore’s 2012 senior project at Neah-kah-nie High School.

The Smiley Bros. began these coordinated partnerships in 2009 to harvest, process and distribute Salmon, and over the past few years, tuna as well. This tremendous bounty of high quality Omega-3 proteins is needed by all but especially by our youth and aging populations. The success over the last five years was made possible with the support of Oregon Fish and Wildlife, the North County Food Bank, the North Tillamook County Rotary Club, and the Eugene Schmuck Foundation and many more contributors too numerous to name.

Once again it is time to harvest and can salmon for distribution to our communities. The Smiley Bros. are moving on to new experiences and community efforts in other locales, but the health and well being of the Waterhouse Falls Annual Salmon Harvest is significant for each of us and will continue with a focus on canning the returning Coho Salmon. There is new leadership, volunteers and cooperation growing to keep the harvest alive and to provide the North Tillamook County Food Bank with ongoing nutritional support for North Coast families. The Neah-Kah-Nie Booster Club has picked up the reins and is going forward as the sponsoring 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are thankful for your excellent support of the efforts over these past five years and are hopeful of your continuing support for the delivery of this bounty to North Coast communities.