Winston boat ramp finally a reality

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WINSTON, Ore. -- After 25 years in production, the City of Winston finally has their boat ramp.

The Harold and Sid Nichols Park was just an idea in 1987, but a two-and-a-half decade collaboration from public and private associations made that dream, a reality.

"And it's just finally, it's all falling into place and that's what's exciting," said Winston Mayor, Sharon Harrison.

Mike Brochu of the Umpqua Fisherman's Association, says the next phase is to build an acclimation site for up to 100,000 Winter Steelhead.

The addition would be an extension of the Canyonville project that's now in effect at Canyon Creek.

Brochu says he also hopes to partner with local schools and open the door for education and training.