An Applegate Valley man is one of three Oregonians to receive volunteer awards from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

An Applegate Valley man is one of three Oregonians to receive volunteer awards from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Bob Ettner of Williams earned the department's Dave Liscia Award for his service as a board member and technical specialist on the Williams Creek Watershed Council.

Ettner has worked extensively with ODFW biologists on a fish trap on Williams Creek. It since has become a showpiece to area residents about how valuable a fish-producer that creek is.

Joining Ettner in the awards are Bob May of Warranton and Derward (Woody) Merrill of Lake County.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission each June presents the award in honor of Dave Liscia, a former ODFW employee and volunteer coordinator killed in a car accident in 2002 while returning home from the agency's Clackamas office.

— Mark Freeman