Tenkara Fly Fishing-Oct 12th
The Connecticut River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a chapter program and meeting on October 12th, 2107, 7 PM at the Newfane, VT Union Hall. Peter Rude, a member of our chapter, will do a program on tenkara fly fishing. This is a unique form of fly fishing that originated in the mountain streams of Japan long ago. It is gaining popularity in the United States due to its simplicity and the portability of the rods. Come join us to learn more. There will be a general meeting as well including elections and attendees can purchase raffle tickets to win a high-end RL Winston fly rod or the book Trout: An Illustrated History by James Prosek. I hope to see you there.
Saxtons River Restoration
The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative was awarded $32,000 by the High Meadows Fund for a restoration and flood resiliency project along Saxtons River. The project is being managed by the Windham County Regional Commission. The Connecticut River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited donated $3,000 toward the riparian tree planting part of the project and on May 14th members of the chapter joined the Collaborative in planting over 400 trees along the river.
Check out this video on a previous stage of the project. http://windhamregional.org/news/saxtons-river-video
Brook Trout in the Classroom
For 2017 the chapter expanded the number of schools it is providing financial and/or educational support to for Trout in the Classroom. The schools now include Academy School and BAMS in Brattleboro, Newbrook School in Newfane, Athens-Grafton School in Grafton, and Charlestown Middle School. In addition, Mitch Harrison, President of the Connecticut River Valley Chapter, has done the program with his students at Vilas Middle School in Alstead for eight years. Click on this link http://www.sentinelsource.com/features/education/vilas-students-raise-fish-eggs-learn-about-the-cold-river/article_1c4081e3-e2a3-522f-be01-fb3b3c37dcd7.htmlfor a story on the program. Click on this link http://www.tu.org/TIC to go to the Trout Unlimited National web site to read more about Trout in the Classroom.