TU 710 Membership Meeting Notice: Tuesday November 18th, 2014 in LINCOLN, NE
The November TU710 membership meeting will NOT be held at our usual meeting location at Wehrspan Lake in southwest Omaha. We will be meeting in LINCOLN at the Nebraska Outdoor Education Center, located at 4473 north 44th street. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, our usual fourth Tuesday meeting becomes the third Tuesday of the month meeting.
Because we are trying to reach out to our members from Lincoln and points west, the usual board meeting from 7 to 7:30 pm will be replaced by a short informational segment before the main program. We will fill members in on our conservation activities for this past year, which will include:
*Results of our efforts to restore stream habitat at Verdigre Creek
*New partnership with NE Game & Parks to prioritize and assist in stream restoration and protection throughout the state
*Nebraska Environmental Trust grant proposal for stream, wetland and prairie restoration at Spotted Tail Creek, a tributary of the North Platte near Scottsbluff
*Fishing and outdoor education events at which we’ve taught aspects of fly fishing to hundreds of youth and adults
*Our chapter’s sponsorship of Trout in the Classroom at several schools in the state
*Potential Western Nebraska TU chapter forming
*New Nebraska TU coordinated fishing trips
Our program at last year’s event was provided by Larry Pape of the Nebraska Game and Parks. His program was titled:
Trout Stream Enhancement Program
Our program this year will be a presentation of the next step in the restoration process of our cold water stream resources.
The main evening program will be a glimpse of the recent grant proposal to the Nebraska Environmental Trust to fund an initial 3 year program to assess and demonstrate management practices in Nebraska Cold Water Streams. This proposal if approved for funding would be directed by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission with the direct cooperation of the Nebraska chapter of Trout Unlimited, and has the potential for National TU involvement as well. This is a direction NEGP has wanted to pursue for some time. With a little prodding from Nebraska TU and our restoration efforts, we are excited and hopeful this will be funded and all of Nebraska will benefit. We will have a question and answer period as well.
We are looking forward to meeting more of our members at this new venue. We hope to have more membership meetings in Lincoln and possibly points west in the future.
Come meet other Nebraska cold-water fisheries and conservation enthusiasts!
David Jacobs Chapter 710 President