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Taconic Chapter Holiday Party

Deerfield River Watershed Chapter Wins TU’s Gold Trout Award

Kevin Parson, president of Deerfield River Watershed Chapter, receives the Gold Trout award from Jeff Yates, director of volunteer operations for Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited photo. Read all the awardees here: https://www.tu.org/blog-posts/tu-honors-2018-class-of-conservation-award-winners?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=informz

Deerfield River Watershed Chapter Wins TU’s Gold Trout Award

 

 

Kevin Parson, president of Deerfield River Watershed Chapter, receives the Gold Trout award from Jeff Yates, director of volunteer operations for Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited photo. Read all the awardees here: https://www.tu.org/blog-posts/tu-honors-2018-class-of-conservation-award-winners?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=informz

GBTU To Host FT3 Fly Fishing Film Tour

DATE:   Monday, October 1, 2018
TIME:  6:00 PM Doors Open; 6:15 PM Event Begins;630 PM Film Start;
LOCATION: Belmont Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
TICKETS:
Adult $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Children under 16: $5 in advance; $10 at the door
Scouts in uniform! $5 (register early to secure your place!)
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TU is excited to announce that we are hosting F3T,
the Fly Fishing Film Tour on October 1st
at the Belmont Cinema at 6:00 pm!

F3T is an incredible lineup of fly fishing and conservation short films that inspire and entertain. From the story of a woman balancing her love for wild places, running the family fishing lodge, and raising her daughter, to an expedition to remote islands off the Honduran coast, F3T offers a sweeping view of the women and men who devote themselves to the outdoors.

The Mystic River Watershed Association will kick the night off with a fantastic presentation on their work protecting the Mystic River watershed. The night will also feature a live auction and raffle for some great prizes. Stay tuned for details.

Purchase tickets in advance! Tickets will go fast and you will save money by buying online.

Donations and proceeds benefit
GBTU’s conservation and education programs.

 

To see GBTU’s upcoming events, visit our website at greaterboston.tu.org

Please email TUGreaterBoston@gmail.com if you have questions.

Casting Competition Winner

How accurate are your casts? Can you hit your target again and again?

How far can you cast? 127 feet? The world casting competition winner can, and she is a 14 year old American. Good for her. Good for the sport. Read about it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/sports/maxine-mccormick.html

Grants for Youth Outdoors Programs

Grant from Outdoor Industry Sales Reps:

This year’s grant application for any 501 (c) 3 involved in getting youth outdoors. This application can be found on their website. The deadline is September 15th:
https://360adventurecollective.org/360-adventure-collective-grant-program

Next Council Meeting

September 23, 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00  for Quarterly Council meeting. Please add to your schedules and forward to other interested members of your chapters.

We’ll hold the meeting at Tighe & Bond’s 6th floor office at 446 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tighe+%26+Bond/@42.2633192,-71.8056671,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e40666a5458229:0x3c6ee2b430ed4137!8m2!3d42.2633192!4d-71.8034784

Mass. TU Member Gets National Notice

In the summer 2018 issue of Trout magazine, TU president Chris Wood acknowledges the dedicated work of Southeast Mass. TU Chapter member Warren Winders with this praise:

 

“’What do you do best’ made me think of Warren Winders, a TU volunteer in Massachusetts, who has used his stick-to-itiveness, humility and gentle touch to advance the cause of recovery for salter brook trout—a remarkable, little-studied fish that occupies both fresh and saltwater habitat from Long Island to Maine. Warren negotiates a thicket of egos and personalities with quiet grace and has done as much as anyone to advance the recovery of this cool fish.”

 

This is not the first time Warren and the Red Brook Salter Program has been written about in Trout. But this is the first time Warren, the man, has been written about with such warmth and adulation. Congratulations to Warren for his years of unwavering work on behalf of salter brook trout that has brought him such well-deserved recognition.

Deerfield River Brown Trout Study New Phase

Mass Fish & Wildlife is starting a new phase of the Deerfield River brown trout study initiated by the Deerfield River Watershed Chapter. See the link to Mass F&W announcement:

https://www.mass.gov/news/brown-trout-study-begins-on-the-upper-deerfield-river

Indian Hollow Campground Directions

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Burn only clean firewood; any wood with nails or brackets is not allowed
  • This facility is for community groups such as schools, scouts and clubs
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
DIRECTIONS

Driving directions to Indian Hollow Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012 from Northampton, MA:

1.     Head southwest on Bancroft Rd toward Hillside Rd, 0.2 miles.

2.     Turn left onto Franklin St, 0.1 miles.

3.     Take the 2nd right onto Elm St, 0.8 miles.

4.     Continue onto Locust St, 0.8 miles.

5.     Continue onto Main St, 1.0 miles.

6.     At the traffic circle, continue straight onto MA-9 W/N Main St. Continue to follow MA-9 W, 5.1 miles.

7.     Turn left onto MA-143 W/Chesterfield Rd. Continue to follow MA-143, 4.4 miles.

8.     Turn left onto Bisbee Rd, 0.5 miles.

9.     Turn right onto East St, 0.7 miles.

10.   Turn left onto South St, 1.1 miles.

11.   Turn right onto Indian Hollow Rd, 0.6 miles.

Driving directions to Indian Hollow Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012 from Westfield, MA:

1.     Head south toward Franklin St, 157 ft.

2.     Turn right onto Franklin St, 0.8 miles.

3.     Continue onto US-20 W/Russell Rd. Continue to follow US-20 W, 11.0 miles.

4.     Turn right onto MA-112 N/Bridge Rd/E Main St. Continue to follow MA-112 N, 8.9 miles.

5.     Turn right onto Ireland St, 4.8 miles.

6.     Turn right onto MA-143 E/Main Rd, 2.2 miles.

7.     Turn right onto South St, 2.4 miles.

8.     Turn right onto Indian Hollow Rd, 0.6 miles.

 

Further information: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/indian-hollow/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73220

 

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