June Chapter Meeting and Upcoming Events

Please join us next week for our June Chapter Meeting. It will be held Wednesday, June 5th, 7:00pm at the Montgomery County Government Center in Christiansburg.  We’ll have a pre-meeting meal at Due South BBQ at 6:00pm.  We’ll be discussing our conservation projects, the CRC fishing class, and get updates on TIC and from the Banquet Planning committee.

Below is our upcoming schedule of events.  We have a group fishing trip happening this week and another fishing trip and volunteer opportunity coming up in the next month, these are open to all.  If you’re not currently active with TU please consider joining us for one or more events, we would be happy to have you!

Upcoming Schedule:

5/31-6/2 Fishing trip to Shenandoah National Park/Rapidan (THIS WEEKEND)
The group fishing trip to Shenandoah National Park will take place this weekend, May 31-June 2.  We have reserved a cabin along the Rapidan River.  From there we can fish the Rapidan, Conway, Rose, Robinson and their tributaries.  The lodging cost will be about $50 per person, depending on how many folks we have.  There are still a couple spots available in the cabin, so let us know if you would like to attend.  Folks are more than welcome to come for individual days if you can’t come for the full weekend.  If interested please respond via the Contact page.

This is a sample of what you can expect from the Rapidan River, access is easy and it’s one of the premier brook trout streams in Virginia!  http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a181/jawill11/2008-04-26/IMGP3217.jpg

6/1-2 Mountain State Trout Festival at Snowshoe Resort, WV
http://www.wvtu.org/mountain-state-trout-festival.html

6/5 Regular Monthly Chapter Meeting
6:00 Dinner at Due South, 7:00 Meeting at the Montgomery County Government Center

6/11 Roanoke River Watershed Open House at the Roanoke Civic Center from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hosted by VADEQ
The goal of the Open House is to kick off the development of a Clean-up Plan to address bacteria and sediment pollution in the Upper Roanoke River watershed. The bacteria and sediment problems were documented and studied during the development of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports in 2004 and 2006. The reports were a culmination of in-depth data and watershed analysis coupled with public input. According to State law, the next step in improving water quality in the Upper Roanoke River watershed is to develop a TMDL Implementation Plan, or Clean-up Plan, for the watershed!  This Open House is designed to inform the public and to solicit volunteers to participate in working groups that will advise on the types, locations and numbers of water quality improvement projects.

6/15 Work Day on Big Stony at Glen Alton
Due to some very active beavers in the area, there is an immediate need to protect the exiting trees from further beaver damage, we will be having a work day on June 15th to repair existing fencing and to add fencing to additional trees.  This is necessary to protect the remaining canopy trees along the previously restored stretch of stream.  We will discuss this and set a times for the workday at the June chapter meeting.  Please invite other groups you may be a part of and bring your friends and family, we can use a lot of helping hands!

6/21-23 Fishing trip to South Holston in TN
Howard Williams has been kind enough to organize a fishing trip to the South Holston river in TN on June 21-23. He has reserved cabins to sleep 10 (5 are already taken), all within walking distance of the river. The plan is get to the Holston when it’s wading time Friday and stay until Sunday morning.  Allan Burris will be head cook and plans for a steak night Fridayand a Saturday night fish fry. Trip will be rain or shine. Cabins are air-conditioned and furnished with sheets and towels.  He needs a $100 deposit by June the 5th for the cabin, food and beer. Cost will be between $100-$200 for the weekend depending on how many people go. If interested please respond via the Contact page.

7/3 or 7/10 Regular Monthly Chapter Meeting
6:00 Dinner at Due South, 7:00 Meeting at the Montgomery County Government Center

8/7 Regular Monthly Chapter Meeting
6:00 Dinner at Due South, 7:00 Meeting at the Montgomery County Government Center

July/August VT CRC fly fishing course

August 18th (Sunday) Our 2nd Annual Banquet at Sinkland Farms in Riner

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