- June 9: Colorado Parks and Wildlife: Poudre Rendezvous
An all day event for young people to experience outdoor activities with their parents or guardians. Events will include fishing, shooting, and archery. Details of this event will follow.
- June 10: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp
CTU Youth Camp at High Lonesome Range in DeBeque, CO. See the CTU page for more information.
- June 11: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp continued.
- June 12: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp continued.
- June 13: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp continued.
- June 13: Board Meeting
Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member to find out where the meeting is being held.
- June 14: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp continued.
- June 15: Colorado Trout Unlimited Youth Camp continued.
- June 23:
Trout Unlimited National River Cleanup
CANCELLED Email messages will be sent to vounteers who have signed up.
This year we will again be participating in the TU National River Cleanup focusing on the Poudre River. This is always a great time of work in the morning followed by a little fishing in the afternoon.
Enjoy a Saturday morning with a group of friends collecting trash along the banks of the Poudre River in the canyon. Assemble at Picnic Rock (Milepost 119) at 8:30 AM to form small teams, receive reach assignments, orange collection bags, and safety vests. Bring gloves. Free picnic lunch served at noon. Afternoon is yours. Sign up with Lee Evans to assure we have sufficient food.
- June 23: Carp Fishing Derby at Arapaho Bend Ponds: RMF volunteers will assist the Fort Collins Natural Areas in conducting this fishing derby to reduce invasive fish species in these ponds. Interested volunteers can contact Scott Gardner to reserve your space.
- June 30: CANCELLED! The Black Powder Trail is a casualty of the High Park Trail so this volunteer work day has been cancelled. Trailgate Party!
RMF has teamed with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department to continue trail improvements begun in 2011 as an Adopt-A-Trail project. Gateway is at the confluence of the North Fork with the main stem of the Poudre River in a beautiful park-like setting. Volunteers will go directly to Gateway, arriving by 8 am for an orientation by Natural Areas staff members. The work session will consist of 4 hours of rigorous trail work followed by a free lunch. Safety is our main priority so please help us make this an enjoyable experience for all by being prepared for quickly changing weather conditions, snakes, cacti, and sun exposure. Sturdy hiking boots, gloves, and sunglasses are essential as is plenty of water to maintain body hydration. Volunteers are encouraged to fish after the trail project is completed. Trail renovation this year will be on the scenic Black Powder Trail, and involves restoration of eroded sections of trail and improvement of rock steps that, over eight decades of use by hikers, have evolved into "giant" steps.
Contact Scott Gardner to reserve your volunteer space for this project.
- June 30: 2012 Day Camp Application Deadline!
This is the deadline date for RMF to receive applications for the 2012 Fly Fishing Day Camp. We hope we have received your application by this date.
Note of the Day:
At the turn of the century, the lower Beaver Kill in New York State was too warm and polluted for trout, due to extensive clearcutting, paper mills, an tanneries along its banks. The banks are now forested, the tanneries and mills are long gone, but this river is still a sensitive ecosystem, threatened by roads and housing developments. —Tom Rosenbauer