On October 8th, Hemingway TU volunteers gathered at Silver Creek Preserve to partner with The Nature Conservancy to plant native plants of various sizes to help protect and restore areas of the preserve. Dayna Gross the Preserve Manager oversaw the plantings and lunch was provided for all the workers. It was a rewarding day for all the participants. There will be more opportunities for planting and stream restoration in the future. Dave Spaulding, our project chair coordinated and participated in this restoration effort.
When: 1st Thursday of the month: Unless otherwise noted by **!!
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Whiskey Jacques 521 Main St, Ketchum, ID
Guest speakers present local and global fishing opportunities, discuss tactics and stewardship practices. Learn about opportunities to participate in local projects and conservation efforts.
Summer Session : Next meeting Oct. 3rd, 2019. See Below for Summer activities.
From June – September people are traveling and program attendance is very low so we do not have monthly meetings. We do however have lots of opportunities to be engaged in our TU Mission of Protect, Reconnect, Restore and Sustain.
May was ERC operation clean sweep, river clean-up. We picked up 8 bags of trash , two sleeping bags and a day pack along the river at River Run. Team TU volunteers had a fun morning
June we will doing our Youth programs at Hayspur hatchery. Three separate programs between 125-150 kids total. We need 6-10 volunteers each day.
In June we will also do Box Car Bend maintenance, River Access maintenance of the 32 access points on the Big Wood River, and our Annual Picnic.
July will find us instructing casting at WRLT 4th of July Picnic.This fall we will be working on construction of a Fish Ladder on Elkhorn Creek.
We will also be doing Fish Rescues on occasion during the summer and especially in late September and October.
Throughout the summer we will have outings and of course our Veterans program will have activities every week throughout the summer.
We hope you will engage in some of these meaningful projects and fun acivities with us.
Program Calendar 2018-2019
September (no meeting)
Thursday, October 4 5:00-7:00 PM
Scott Lake, Idaho Director, Western Watersheds Project
“The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Our Fragile Watersheds”
Thursday, November 1 5:00-7:00 PM
Chad Chorney, professional fishing guide and photographer
“Let’s Take an Amazing Photo”
**Wednesday , December 5 5:00-7:00 PM
Kevin Lewis, Director, Idaho Rivers United
“The Effects of Dam Removal on Salmon and Steelhead Recovery”
Thursday, January 3 5:00-7:00 PM
Keri York, Trout Unlimited, Big Wood River Project Manager
“Update: Big Wood Initiative”
Thursday, February 7 5:00-7:00 PM
Dan Garren, Regional Fisheries Manager, IDFG
Pat Moore, Hatchery Manager, Mackay Fish Hatchery
Bart Gamett, Fish Biologist, USFS
“Copper Basin: Survey Results and Plan for the Future”
Thursday, March 7 5:00-7:00 PM
Jeff Burley, Director of Adaptive Sports, Higher Ground
“Take a Veteran Fishing”
Greg Loomis, Executive Director, Silver Creek Alliance
“News from Silver Creek”
Thursday, April 4 5:00-7:00 PM
Larry “the legend” Larsen, Owner, Snake River Fly, Pocatello
Dave Raisch, professional fishing guide, Snake River Fly
“Secrets of South Fork of the Snake Revealed”
Thursday, May 7 5:00-7:00 PM
Alan Byrne, Anadromous Fish Manager, Idaho Fish and Game
“The status of Steelhead Runs in Idaho”