Cowlitz handicap fishing platform closed til Sept. 16 for work

Handicapped anglers headed to the Cowlitz River should note the wheelchair-accessible fishing platforms next to the boat launch at the Cowlitz Trout Hatchery is temporarily closed. The closure began Monday (Sept. 8) and will run through Sept. 6.

Work crews from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife are enlarging the fishing platforms and paving the path and parking lot.

Funds for the project were provided by a grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office.