This photo on our Facebook page inspired this tribute from Richard Zettervall of Creswell: "This is how I remember Gov. McCall. He was an avid Outdoorsman who cared deeply about preserving the unique environment that is Oregon. I remember him spearheading the drive to clean up the Willamette River, and return the Salmon and Steelhead runs in the Willamette. I was a young man when I had the honor of meeting and shaking the hand of Gov. McCall at a Park along the banks of the Willamette River in Salem. I was there as a member of the NW Steelheader's when we were in support of the Willamette River clean-up as well as the drive to make Steelhead an Official Game Fish in the State of Oregon. Both issues were successful and Steelhead are now a Game fish in Oregon, making it illegal to have Steelhead taken by any Commercial Fisheries, ie: Columbia River Gillnets. That memory of meeting Governor McCall in person, was and still is a wonderful memory that I truly treasure."
Tom McCall and the Outdoors
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The Tom McCall Legacy Project
— Saying thanks to Tom McCall by paying it forward to Oregon.
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