Fall 2007 - Initial Commitment with Board approval to take on the Lake Almanor pen responsibilities for maintenance and ongoing food requirements.
August 2008 - Assessment of repairs and enhancements from KP Directors Al Millan and Randy Bergquist which included the recommendations for:
-- Rivet replacements on pens
-- Spacers around pens to raise them higher to prevent winter snow from sinking the pens.
-- A storage fence to be built to keep supplies and food.
September 2008 – Completion of storage yard & fencing required for the storage of valuable equipment, food and supplies needed for the maintenance of the Almanor trou pens.
October 2008 - KP Director Randy Bergquist, Nelsen Money and 10 Almanor volunteers worked on previously identified repairs to the docks in preparation for the incoming trout delivered days after the work was complete.
September 2009 - Underwater repairs and new floats purchased for the pens in preparation for the 2009 trout allotment delivery.
-- 2 - 125lb feeders were purchased to replace ones that expired.
-- Delivery of 15,000 pounds of fish food
-- Delivery of 50,000 Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout
Summer 2010 - Full on repairs of the pens occurred after funding for the project was in place through cooperative efforts with the AFA and Project Kokanee which donated $7,500.00 towards this effort. The cages were removed by crane and platforms moved to a refurbishing area. Volunteers of the Almanor Fishing Association supplied a lot of the hard work in the repair process.
All but two were repaired and are back in the water holding trout to be release in Spring 2011. Photos supplied by Paul Garrido, Treasurer of the AFA can be found here on the Kokanee Power Facebook page.
2010 Almanor Pen Repair Photos
The pen repair and maintenance effort will be ongoing in coming years and we depend on your continued support through membership and derby participation to help fund this and all of the other projects.