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FLY TYING

Every Tuesday in January and February at the Swift House Inn in Middlebury from 7-9 pm.

Regular Meeting

We meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Swift House, 25 Stewart Lane in Middlebury.

Our next meeting:

7:00 PM  Tuesday

Tuesday, February 12th

Swift House Inn.

Greetings Everyone,

Due to the impending storm, tonight’s meeting at the Swift House Inn has been postponed till March 12th.  Vermont fisheries biologist Lee Simard, will be presenting a talk on the Battenkill River of Southwestern Vermont.

Our goal was to have a discussion about the proposed closure of the Salisbury Fish Hatchery and see if we could get a consensus on the club’s position, along with possible suggestions.  Let’s retry to have that discussion next Tuesday, Feb. 19th at the Swift House.  We have the evening scheduled for fly tying anyway.  Grab a drink at 6:30.

We’ll start at 7.

Paul Scaramucci

President, NHRAA

Due to the inclement weather coming tomorrow evening and the distances that folks would need to travel over hazardous roads, the program about the Batten Kill River with speaker, Lee Simard, VT FWS Biologist, will be re-scheduled for the NHRAA March 12th at the Swift House in Middlebury at 7:00PM.  Please pass this on to you members who may have been planning to come to this program.  Thank you.

Doug Zehner Acting for:  Paul Scaramucci, NHRAA President

We are pleased to invite Lee SimardFisheries Biologist, Springfield Office to speak on the management strategies used on the Battenkill and how they may be used on the New Haven, Middlebury and our other local waters.

Lee grew up in Swanton, Vermont and attended the University of Vermont where he earned a B.S. in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Wildlife Biology in 2012. He completed his Master’s degree in Natural Resources from UVM in December, 2016 after studying the spawning behavior of invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park. As a fisheries biologist, Lee assesses, manages and protects fish populations and their habitats in lakes and streams throughout southern Vermont. He works on coldwater and warmwater sportfish populations as well as rare, endangered and threatened fish species. Lee is also in charge of the management and enhancement of the Batten Kill, which supports one of Vermont’s longstanding premier wild trout fisheries. Outside of work, Lee enjoys hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing and is excited to explore the new opportunities in southern Vermont. February 9, 2018

Before the presentation we will discuss the proposed closing of the Salisbury Fish Hatchery, which is  likely to have many far reaching impacts on all of us.  As an organization, we have an opportunity to respond to the Fish and Wildlife Commissioner and the Governor with a clearly articulated position, and perhaps suggestions.  I’ve attached links to the Fish and Wildlife Deptartment’s  analysis, as well as the contact info for Governor Scott  and Louis Porter in case you would like to provide them with direct feedback individually.

F&W Analysis:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByBHxIC4CzEhMzdJQ0IzdjVfcVd1Uzc0QkF6dHB5eDVaQXp3

Governor:

https://governor.vermont.gov/contact-us/message

F&W Commissioner:

fwinformation@vermont.gov

Grab a drink and catch up with friends around 6:30 pm. Brief business meeting at 7 pm, followed by the presentation.  Newcomers are always welcome - bring a friend!

Paul Scaramucci

President, NHRAA