California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., (CIFFI), is a volunteer operated, tax deductible 501 C3 non-profit foundation, incorporated in the State of California, dedicated to the enhancement of freshwater angling opportunities. The cooperative efforts between CIFFI and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and many partners, provide necessary funding to sustain multiple species of fish in California’s lakes and reservoirs. Founded in 1992, CIFFI is a success story in cooperative fishery management, beginning with Project Kokanee, and now providing assistance to many other projects.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
November 5, 2016 – Folsom Community Center - 25th Annual CIFFI Fundraising dinner.
A huge thank you to all who attended, donated prizes, and worked at our 25th Annual Fundraising dinner. President Garry Erck executed a very well planned and organized event once again.
Stan Wong was named “Volunteer of the Year” for his outstanding contributions involving the Lake Berryessa Pen Project, The Finger Family was awarded the "President's Award" for their strong suport of CIFFI and Gary Voyt and his organization “Kids Catch a Smile Day” was awarded a $1,000 grant to assist him in his 25th year. Speakers included John McManus, the president of the “Golden Gate Salmon Association” & Stafford Lehr CDFW.
Certificate of Appreciation, presented to CIFFI/Project Eagle Lake Trout by Stafford Lehr, California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Deputy Director, on behalf of Chuck Bonham, Director CDFW. Was followed up by message from Mr. Lehr at the Annual Traditional Independence Day Celebration, July 2, 2016. The 400 attendees as the event were appreciative of the comments and welcome the continued support from CDFW. (click on certificate for larger view)