Our Mission

To provide barrier-free fishing to special needs student, facility-bound seniors, and disabled veterans. To offer an outdoor experience to those who have limited access to the health and well-being benefits of a day outside. To be a part of, and a positive example of, local conservation efforts and activities. Our aim is to positively impact the physical, mental, and social health of these groups as well as our community of volunteers. The Project works to restore and protect the local run of Steelhead.

Our Vision

A sustainable fish and wildlife program for future generations.

We seek to continue the legacy that was started by Noel Cole, our father. Our goal is to build an organization of programs, partnerships, and volunteers to make the Project sustainable for generations to come. 

Barrier Free Fishing

The Noel Cole Fish & Wildlife Project Barrier Free Fishing offers a safe and accessible experience of the joy of fishing and the outdoors to special needs students, facility bound elders, and disabled veterans.

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"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Catch

Rainbow Trout & Steelhead
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Community Impact

Outdoor activities improve physical, mental, and social health in under-served communities. According to research done by the National Institute of health confirms outdoor activities that both physical and visual contact with  natural environments is beneficial to human health. Natural environments have a positive impact on human health by reducing the time it takes to recover from stressful events, reduces mental fatigue, increases social ties and encourages people to engage in more physical activities.
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“You just don’t find people that committed, with that much of a love for the environment and fish, to do what Noel has done.”  

Ron Holtcamp,
Olympia Chapter Trout Unlimited

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Tyler Rental Chehalis