Our speaker this month will be Evan Bottcher, owner of the Hungry Trout Fly shop in Wilmington NY, located along the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River will be our guest speaker this month. Evan will be speaking to use about fishing on the rivers and ponds in the Adirondack North country.
Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day. In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.
About this Event
Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day.
In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited is organizing a tree planting project on Bush Kill, along Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan on Saturday, April 24th, the weekend after Earth Day, from 10:00-2:00.
When: Saturday April 24th
Time: 10:00AM – 2PM
Where: Upstream from the Town of Olive Town Hall, at 45 Watson Hollow Rd, West Shokan, NY 12494
Park at the Town hall or adjacent town park, then meet streamside , a short walk upstream along Watson Hollow Road for sign in.
Note: We will be following social distancing guidelines for the event. During the event will will ask you to sign in and sign a waiver. Bring your own tools if you can and wear a mask.
CMTU and volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs along Bush Kill in partnership with the AWSMP. The goal of this project is to plant along critical coldwater streams in the Catskill Mountain Region. The planting will help stabilize the streambank along the creek to reduce erosion and provide shade to keep the water cold and clean!
This will be our largest volunteer event of the year for our chapter.
We are looking for at least a dozen volunteers to help. You are not required to be a member.
Jobs include: coordinating volunteers, planting trees, watering, registration table. Please consider taking one day out of the year to help fulfill the mission of Trout Unlimited.
Please join us and bring a friend.
This years event will be dedicated to William Shaw, PhD. ( 1933-2021) A dedicated educator, conservationist, and CMTU board member.
Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Learn more at TU.org.
Lindsay Agness, an NYS licensed fishing guide and the Women & Diversity Initiative Coordinator for the NYS Council of TU, will join us as our speaker this month. Over the years, Lindsay has worked with TU and a variety of other nonprofit organizations to help promote women to join the sport of fly fishing and provide physical and emotional rehabilitation to disabled military service members and veterans through fly fishing.
During Lindsay’s presentation, she will talk about the NYS TU Diversity Initiative and about “Why Diversity Matters?” Please join us!
We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by Lindsay’s presentation around 7:15PM. You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer.
Kirk Deeter, editor TROUT magazine, Trout Unlimited’s quarterly publication will join us as our speaker this month. He is also the author of multiple books and articles. Kirk will be sharing some of the stories on the impact of COVID on fishing, Trout Unlimited and about his travels around the globe in search of the next big one. For more information about Kirk, check out the bio here: https://www.tu.org/staffer/kirk-deeter/
Please join us. This is a unique opportunity for us to have someone like Kirk speak at our chapter meeting.
We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by Kirk’s presentation around 7PM. You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer.
Mike Barcone of Westkill Brewing will speak a short history of West Kill and the Spruceton Valley. Its land, its waters, and fly tying legend Art Flick.
We will start with a short business meeting and chapter elections ( for CMTU members) at 6:30, followed by Mike’s presentation around 7PM. You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer.
Please register with your name and email address and the webex meeting information will sent to your email.
Our event on Wednesday has been postponed due to the high water temperatures expected in the late afternoon.
It has been rescheduled to Wednesday September 16th @5:30PM
On Wednesday September 16th, conditions permitting, CMTU is organizing a Chapter Night on the stream. If you are interested please meet at the Esopus Creel parking lot at 5:30PM for a brief (socially distant) meeting before we spread out on the stream for an evening of fishing. Esopus Creel is located at 5579 State Route 28 Phoenicia, NY next to Woodstock Brewery.