Ammonoosuc Chapter Trout Unlimited September 2021 Newsletter

   

    

 One of the best ways to start a newsletter is with good, if not GREAT, news. The Kamik 5K was a resounding success!  As you may recall, the Kamik 5K distributes all their proceeds to local nonprofits---and Ammo TU is one of those nonprofits. We now have sufficient funds to carry out the work of the chapter for the remainder of our fiscal year (4/22). Many thanks to the board of directors (led by Andrew Bronson) of the Kamik 5K for not only choosing Ammo TU as a beneficiary, but for organizing such a successful event.

 

AMMO TU Activities:

  • Adaptive Sports of Franconia has successfully completed 2 sessions of 2 students each for fly fishing instruction to its clients by Ammo volunteers. There is a 3rd session scheduled for later in September. 

  • The ‘Breeders Pond’ project is on track for work in ’22.The ‘Success Pond’ project had to be scaled back some due to a shortage of materials; however, we do expect a planting workday later in the fall. 

  • The ‘Child’s Brook’ project may have to be delayed until ’22 due to issues of contractor estimates exceeding funding limits. 

  • The Ammonoosuc River project, owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, is in the process of planning, engineering, and permitting for parking and trail access to the river. We hope to see construction in ’22 and have offered our services in both planning and labor for that project.

 

Thank you again for your help and support!!!

 

Now for the not so good news.

Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 (Delta variant), and in an attempt to exercise an abundance of caution, Ammo TU has cancelled our Sept. 9, 2021, chapter meeting.

 

Schuyler W. Sweet,

President

Ammonoosuc Chapter-TU 

 

  Walking Stick Raffle Drawing

 

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The Raffle drawing for the walking Stick Donated by Don Pelletier's family has been rescheduled for the October 14th Ammo TU chapter meeting due to the September meeting cancelation.

 

 

 

October Chapter Meeting

 We have scheduled a chapter meeting for October 14, and our own Joe Homer is going to do a presentation of his trip to Patagonian Chile. Joe went to Chile in  February/March of 2020 and barely got home prior to the Covid-19 travel restrictions going into effect.  Stay healthy and be safe, We looking forward to seeing a good turn out for Joe Homer's presentation on October 14. 

 

Pizza and refreshments will be served! 

 

Thursday, October 14th

7:00 PM 

Littleton Community Center

120 Main Street

Littleton, NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trout Week is September 25th - October 2

 

The last week of September is ‘Trout Week’, as designated by TU National. There are many online activities scheduled for that week, including the TU National virtual Annual

Meeting.  TU has partnered with Flylords to launch the inaugural "Trout Week" and would like all chapters and councils to join in the fun!  This year is TU's 62nd Anniversary and TU has launched the new "TU Event Registration Tool" for chapters and councils to quickly and easily design, promote and manage their events. 

Watch a video on using the new tool

 

The Trout Week calendar of events can be viewed at the following link:

www.tu.org/troutweek

TU will be promoting all of these events through the month of September.

 

 

 

Fishing Skills Videos

Fishing knots:

How to tie the Uni Knot with Tim Flagler.

Watch Video

 

Casting Skills:

The #1 tip to improve your fly casting with Skip Morris.

Watch Video

  

 

Embrace-A-Stream

 

For nearly 50 years, Embrace-A-Stream TU's grassroot program has helped support local TU volunteers like you run more than 1,100 local conservation projects with over $4.75 million in funding.  Help keep that tradition alive by supporting the Embrace-A-Stream sweepstakes running through September 30th.

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