The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 in Coos Bay. On Friday, the Board will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Morgan Creek STEP Hatchery Education Building at 97155 Morgan Creek Lane to review three grant proposals and conduct program business. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment in the late morning. On Saturday, Nov. 16 the Board will tour local R and E projects from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the public may accompany the group but must provide their own transportation. For additional information on the field trip, contact R&E Program staff at (503) 947-6232. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Created by the Oregon Legislature in 1989, the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The program’s seven-member citizen board reviews fish restoration and enhancement project proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. For more information on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program, or to view information regarding current R&E Program applications, visit or contact program coordinator Kevin Herkamp at (503) 947-6232.