- June 4: Fish Twin Buttes Reservoir near Laramie Host: Frank Cada (float tubes recommended but not mandatory). Need a WY license.
- June 4: Lower North Fork Big Thompson - Revegetation
In 2015, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers began a massive 2-½ mile river restoration project along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. Finally, road reconstruction is complete and the dam has been removed!!! Now join Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and Rocky Mountain Flycasters as we finish this project by restoring the riparian corridor.
Volunteers will spread native seed across bare floodplains and mountain valley meadows a stone’s throw from Rocky Mountain National Park. Containerized plants will also be planted. However, early in the season our priority is seed! This project will primarily spread native seed and mulch and will be on the easier side of “intermediate” in degrees of difficulty.
In cooperation with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, sign up now with WRV for your choice of any, or all, of the following 2016 dates. On the WRV registration page for each project, find a box having a line titled “Event Group”. Click on the “Select” button on that line and Trout Unlimited should appear on the button. With Trout Unlimited displayed, click on “Save” and you will be enrolled as a Trout Unlimited volunteer. Jun 4, and/or Sep 10.
- June 4: USFS Kids Free Fishing Day
Once again, RMF will volunteer to help out at the USFS Kids Free Fishing Day on June 4, 2016 at West Lake in Red Feather Lakes, CO. Mark your calendars and expect more details as they become available.
Lee Evans will coordinate the volunteers for this day to help kids catch fish. Many of the kids will catch their first fish ever. The USFS gives each kid a spin rod to fish with, then to take home for future trips. It is a very delightful day for all involved.
Email Lee Evans if you would like to volunteer to help kids from 8:30 am until about 2:00 pm. Thanks!!
- June 4: Poudre Riverfest from 9am-6pm
This is a free, family-friendly festival held at Legacy Park in Ft. Collins. This is the festival’s 3rd year, and our friends and conservation partners at the Coalition for the Poudre Watershed (CPRW) are helping organize it.
Why help promote an event that competes with chapter projects? Because the more people who become acquainted with the river, its benefits and its challenges, the more friends we have for conservation and rehabilitation efforts.
Participants at the festival can:
- Experience scientific research at a bird banding station and go on nature walks to learn about the river and its inhabitants.
- Volunteer to enhance wildlife habitat along the river with hands-on service projects.
- Learn about conserving the Poudre River and its resources through a photo scavenger hunt and kids’ activities.
- Connect with local organizations that conserve the river.
- Dance to live music from Justin Roth, Grant Farm and Mama Lenny and the Remedy.
- Enjoy beer from New Belgium Brewing Co. and food from local eateries.
- Parking is limited at the site; check out the website to find options or alternatives.
- June 8: Board Meeting at 7:00 PM. Members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Check with a Board Member for the meeting location and/or agenda.
- June 25: Fish Joe Wright Reservoir for Grayling Host: Dave Morse
Note of the Day:
I think I fish, in part, because it’s an antisocial, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution. It’s a nice position. No one considers you dangerous, but very little is expected of you.
Gierach, John, 2000, Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders. (NY, NY: Simon & Schuster), p. 303.