Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited 

Spring 2022 Newsletter

   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   In an intentional attempt at getting more Ammo TU members involved in the activities of the chapter, we have a busy and ambitious spring and summer planned.

   Chronologically, our first event is the cleanup of the banks of the Ammonoosuc river in the downtown area of Littleton. This cleanup will also include the rail trail that parallels the river. Your chapter is working with the Littleton Parks and Recreation, Littleton Highway Department, the River District Commission, LIDC, Casella Waste, Schilling Brewpub, Home Depot, and the Inkwell Coffee House to remove the trash along the Ammonoosuc river. It will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday May 7th. Volunteers are needed in several different capacities and volunteer sign up starts April 1. The Eventbrite sign up link is below.

 

      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ammonoosuc-river-clean-up-day-tickets-266278444997

 

  We would love to see a strong showing of Ammo TU members. Did I forget to mention the

raffle---with proceeds going to Ammo TU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    The week following the Ammonoosuc River Cleanup Day, on Thursday May 12th, is the Ammo TU annual meeting. This will be held in the upstairs room of Schilling Brewpub at 6:00pm. The annual meeting will include the election of Ammo TU officers and directors, a social hour, dinner, and a presentation by guest speakers Colin Lawson and John Bunker. Colin Lawson is TU's New England Projects Coordinator, and John Bunker is a Great Bay TU member. The presentation will focus on Successful Grassroots Advocacy. The efforts of New Hampshire TU Council working to enhance TU's Advocacy capacity across New Hampshire to support TU's ongoing conservation mission.

 Did I mention that the only cost to the attendees is for their personal beverages? Once again: May 12 @6:00 in Schilling Brewpub's upstairs room!!

   

    If you are planning to attend please RSVP with an email to  Ammo TU at ammotroutunlimited@gmail.com letting us know you are planning to attend the annual meeting.

'Spring and Summer 2022’

 

Some updates on Ammo TU’s on-going projects, new projects, and upcoming events for the Spring and Summer of 2022.

 

On-going and new projects:

 

  •  Profile Lake Breeder Pond project is still in the planning stages.

 

  • Childs Brook is about to go out to bid with construction planned for later this summer. There will volunteer opportunities for anyone interesting in helping with planting after the construction work has been completed.

 

  • Ammonoosuc forest river trail and parking area will be constructed in May and completed by early June.  The Society for the Protection of NH Forests (SPNHF) and Martin Forestry consulting are currently finalizing plans and permits to proceed with the river access trail construction.  When completed the trail will provide access to the north side of the Ammonoosuc river. this 1.8mile section of the river was conserved by the SPNHF in 2019.

 

  • Adaptive Sports is looking for volunteer fly fishing instructors for their clients. They hope to have spring, summer, and fall sessions. If interested, please contact an officer and/or board member of Ammo TU.

  

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events:

 

  • The Twin Mountain youth fishing derby in Carroll is July 9th at 9:00am.

 

  • CX3 Portland: Community, Coldwater, Conservation. Formerly the TU Annual Meeting  is July 20-24, and this year it is in Portland, ME. Being so close, geographically, it would be a great opportunity to see a strong Ammo TU presence.

 

  • The Kamik 5K will be in mid-August (date yet to be determined). Remember, this needs strong Ammo TU support, as Ammo is the recipient of a significant portion of the proceeds.

 

  • The R.J. Schilling Fishing Tournament/Auction is scheduled for Sept. 10. This event supports NH Trout Camp. We need both volunteers and participants to continue to supplement the generosity of the Schilling family. Hold the date and look for more information as the planning for the event develops.

 

    That summarizes most of our immediate activities, and I urge you to get involved and participate with your fellow Ammo chapter members.

Schuyler W. Sweet,

President

Ammonoosuc Chapter #554

Trout Unlimited

Littleton Community Center

120 Main Street

Littleton, NH

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