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Travel Bug Dog Tag The Forgotten Fish: Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA Metro Area Pacific Lamprey Travel Bug

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Owner:
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Released:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Origin:
Oregon, United States
Recently Spotted:
In End Of The Trail Willamette Falls 2014 Coin Chall

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Current GOAL

I’m a Pacific Lamprey travel bug. Help me migrate! My mission is to swim around the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, Metropolitan area visiting your favorite places to enjoy water. I would like to have my photo taken at at least 25 favorite watering holes in the metro area such as Tryon Creek, Willamette Falls, and Vancouver Lake Park. We all know favorite watering holes include places to drink "water" as well, such as coffee shops, soda shops, and brew pubs. Let's see how quickly I can visit 25 places! After you have posted your photo here, please leave me in a nearby cache.

By toting me along from geocache to geocache or waypoint, you're helping spread the word about one of the world's oldest and most interesting fish. While the Pacific Lamprey is culturally important to Native American peoples, we also help keep water clean and provide rich food sources for native species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tribes and tribal organizations, and others are working to restore my species. They also want to share their passion for trust species and habitats--they belong to all of us! So help me along on my mission. Happy geocaching!  

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Why This Bug Was Made: 

This travel bug is truly unique; there are 12 others located in caches across the range of Pacific Lamprey, but each one is hand-carved by Service Visitor Information Specialist Matt How. The inspiration for this travel bug and the 'Forgotten Fish' geocaching project is a desire by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees to not only educate and inspire you and other members of the public to help conserve Pacific Lamprey, but to connect with nature, too. By toting along a species from geocache to geocache or waypoint that doesn't have the charisma star power of say, a Bald eagle or a Pacific salmon, you're helping spread the word about one of the world's oldest and (we think) most interesting fish. We also want to share our passion for our trust species and habitats--they belong to all of us! So take this travel bug, help it along its mission, help us keep tabs on it, and most of all, be safe and have fun. Happy geocaching! 

 
Please Note:  As with National Wildlife Refuges, it is illegal to leave permanent caches at National Parks and Monuments and other public lands.  However, virtual caches are finding their niche on public lands and activities such as the lamprey travel bug are welcome to visit.  We encourage participants to log their visit, take a picture of the lamprey travel bug, and upload it to Geocaching.com's website.  The lamprey travel bug can then be left in a nearby cache. Always check with site staff locally about specific regulations.

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Tracking History (3964.5mi) View Map

Dropped Off 6/8/2015 Jayel57 placed it in End Of The Trail Willamette Falls 2014 Coin Chall Oregon - 315.9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 5/22/2015 Jayel57 took it to Mythical Trail: Welcome (North Entrance) Idaho - 313.82 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/25/2015 Jayel57 took it to GEO Spring 2015 Adopt-A-Road Cleanup Oregon - 1,443.78 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/18/2015 Jayel57 took it to Sand Lake Oregon - 1,492.59 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/6/2015 Jayel57 took it to Marfa 1883 Redux Redone Texas - 1,386.63 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/5/2015 Jayel57 took it to Fine Foundation Texas - 1,448.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/31/2015 Jayel57 took it to GEOregon February Meet & Greet Oregon - 1.52 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/14/2014 Jayel57 took it to Coffee Time 10:11 on 12/13/14 = 15 Minute Break Oregon   Visit Log
Visited 12/13/2014 Jayel57 took it to Coffee Time 10:11 on 12/13/14 = 15 Minute Break Oregon - 2.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/13/2014 Jayel57 took it to 6th Annual GEO Holiday Party Oregon - 154.69 miles  Visit Log
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