Lawmakers vote against funding Leaburg Fish Hatchery

Supporters said there are still other ways to fund the hatchery, and they will continue to fight for it.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 3:50 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2019 4:05 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Lawmakers in Oregon have voted against funding the Leaburg Fish Hatchery for two more years.

On Tuesday an amendment that would have funded the hatchery with $1.7 million in general fund money was introduced, but lawmakers in a subcommittee voted against it 5-3.

RELATED: LAWMAKERS CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO FUND LEABURG FISH HATCHERY

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the US Army Corps of Engineers built the hatchery in the 1950s to restore lost trout habitat because of dams but ended its funding in 2018. At the time, the Legislature stepped in to provide interim funding through June 30 this year.

MORE: SUPPORTERS FIGHTING TO KEEP LEABURG FISH HATCHERY OPEN PAST JUNE 30

Supporters said there are still other ways to fund the hatchery, and they will continue to fight for it.

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