Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited June Newsletter
It is our sincere hope that our members have been able to stay healthy during this exceedingly difficult time! All of us care deeply for our friends, neighbors, and families. But very fortunately we have an interest in an outdoor activity that we can pursue safely with generous “social-distancing” or even with no social interaction at all. And we seem to finally have left the snow behind!
An extremely “bright spot” in our recent news is a message we received on May 11 from Anne Truslow, Vice President for Development for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. It is copied below:
Hi Art and Schuyler and Tom –
I hear some of you have been fishing in the snow?
As you know we received full funding from the Upper CT River Mitigation & Enhancement Fund - $46,200 – We now have the official award letter, the money, and I just heard back from Ben Amsden at NHCF – they may do a press release about the grant awards over the next few weeks, but as he noted to me “it hasn’t been front burner” with everything else going on. Anyway, I’m not sure the time is right for us to crow too much about it either, but it is certainly AOK for you to share the good news with the TU Chapter and let everyone know that we have received commitments that meet our fundraising goal, in large part thanks to the extraordinary support and response from TU chapters, led by the Ammo!
Tom and I have agreed to be somewhat cautious about proclaiming full fundraising victory until we actually have at least most of the state funds – LCHIP, NHFG and Moose Plate – in an escrow account or similar. And, we have some hoops to clear between now and closing – but, given those cautions, I think it’s great to share the good news that the fundraising has been a big success and we are in great position to complete the project on time and maybe even sooner. In retrospect, I’m especially grateful that we (all of us collectively) did the hard push when we did – puts in a much more comfortable place now. Bravo.
Thanks so much!!So, the project so far has been a resounding success and the “Ammonoosuc River Forest” may be realized within the next few months and we will have a beautiful natural resource that we can all enjoy and share with friends. Thank you for all the generous support!
Vice President for Development
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
So, the project so far has been a resounding success and the “Ammonoosuc River Forest” may be realized within the next few months and we will have a beautiful natural resource that we can all enjoy and share with friends. Thank you for all the generous support!
Improve Your Skills
Orvis - Fly Fishing Lessons -The double haul - The double haul is useful for adding distance to your cast.
Orvis - The Orvis Knot - One of the Quickest and most reliable ways to tie your fly on.
Very soon Andrew Bronson, Ammo TU Secretary, will be distributing details of our Annual Meeting scheduled for 7 pm on Thursday, June 25. Because this meeting will include an election of officers, Andrew’s message will be sent to official Ammo TU members using the E-mail addresses available from the TU National Member Roster. At about the same time I will send an E-mail message to the same members which will include a Zoom Meeting Invitation, which is how we plan to conduct this June 25 meeting. We do not have very much experience with this way to conduct a meeting, so please be patient with our learning process! If you “click” on the link to the meeting at just prior to 7 pm on June 25, you will enter a “Waiting Room” and I will admit invitees. The main subject of the meeting will be an election but there should also be time for a brief discussion of hopes for future plans and any questions.
Unfortunately, the NH TU Trout Camp that many of us have participated in for several years was recently cancelled for 2020. Sadly, we could find no reasonable ways to follow safe practices and provide a meaningful learning experience for our campers. Instead, it should be our mission to take a young person fishing to share our fly-fishing skills!
Best wishes to everyone! Stay healthy!
Ammonoosuc TU President- Retiring