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Coldwater Fisheries Conservation
As the name of the chapter implies, our focus is on our home waters, the Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers. Both rivers are fine examples of well managed streams that offer angling through all seasons of the year. Additionally, the rivers provide focal points for chapter projects and gatherings. Want to learn more about the Squan-A-Tissit Chapter? Read the Chapter's Long Term Plan.
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Tuesday May 28th, 2013
Raffle to raise funds
Millie Turner Dam Removal
The Nashoba Conservation Trust, Inc. is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring a raffle for The Evening Sun Fly Shop in Pepperell to raise funds for the removal of the Millie Turner Dam on Hollis Street in Pepperell. Charlie Shadan, owner and operator of the Evening Sun Fly Shop has graciously donated a Hardy Zenith 9' 5 wt. 4-piece fly rod with a value of $675, which will be raffled to raise funds to assist with the removal of the dam. The rod has been voted the #1 fly rod in its class two years in a row. All proceeds from the raffle (minus 5% to be paid to the State Lottery Commission) will help to fund the project. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Evening Sun Fly Shop for $10 each or 3 tickets for $20. For additional information, please contact Charlie at 978-433-4910.
This fall the Senate has been debating one of the best hunting and fishing bills we've see in years, The Sportsmen's Act of 2012 (S. 3525). This bill will be a substantial investment in fish and game habitat and will mean better hunting and angling opportunities for everyone across the country. A number of programs which TU staff and volunteers commonly use to fund our conservation work will be reauthorized by this bill.
Despite all it has going for it, and that the Senate has already voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill in preliminary procedural votes, final passage of the bill is caught up in partisan wrangling. We still have a chance to get it passed before the Senate leaves for the holidays, but we need your help. The votes of the Senators in your state are especially important to enable the bill to pass.
Check out this Flyer for more information on the bill and how you can help get it passed!
Check out the Video on Youtube of someone catching some fish on the Nissitissit River, on Nov 1st, 2012.
Artcle in the Lowell Sun
Check out the Lowell Sun article for the Gulf Brook culvert our Chapter assisted with.
Slideshow for the Chickley River
Check out this Youtube Video showing what was done to the Chickley River after the hurricane.
Project Healing Waters in Boston Globe
Check out a news article about Project Healing Waters at the Bedford VA in the Boston Globe.
Project Healing Waters
Several members in our chapter have been participating in Project Healing Waters at the Bedford VA Hospital. We are looking for volunteers of all skill levels for fly tying on a one on one basis with the Veterans. This is an opportunity to share your skills with someone who has given greatly to this country. Read a great article about it HERE!
The meetings typically take place on the First Thursday of each month at 6:30pm and are located in Building 4, in the 2nd Floor Dining Area, with parking provided in Lot 4. Please see the facility map for details.
Please bring materials for several flies: hooks, thread, feathers, materials (dubbing, tailing material, etc.) and a wine cork for the residents to keep their flies on. We have quite a few vises at the hospital but you might want to bring yours (if you have one) and some tools as a backup in case we have an overflow of participants.
Below is a photo from one of our sessions. Note the "helping hands" of volunteer Kirk Reynolds as he assists one of the residents tie a green and white saltwater clouser. We had fifteen fly tying volunteers and about twenty hospital residents. Everyone had a great time. The residents are acquiring quite a few flies which the hospital staff is displaying in a shadow box with the name of the resident fly tyer below each fly.
If interested, call Michael Rosser at 978-433-6418 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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