Box Car Bend Clean-up & Maintenance
Every Spring, Usually in May
The Hemingway Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been partnering with The Wood River Land Trust since 2006 on this annual project. Each year we provide maintenance to the accesses and trails at Box Car Bend on the Big Wood River.
Contact for this project is Carmen Northen at flyfishngirl@cox
Fishing Access Maintenance
One of the ongoing projects the Hemingway Chapter is involved in, is marking and maintaining access to the Big Wood river. In 2011 we posted fishing regulation and access signs in English and Spanish on almost all of the Big Wood river accesses. We continue to maintain the accesses clearing them of overgrowth and making them visible. This year we will again provide maintenance to these accesses and ensure regulation and access signs are posted. Usually the project is done by 4 to 6 people over several days. We will be sending out notices of the dates for this project, once we have them established. Volunteers are needed to participate in one day or all of them.
ERC Clean Sweep
Each spring since 2017 the Hemingway Chapter supports and participates with a team in the ERC “clean sweep” of the Wood River Valley. Volunteers join together and clean up the river and banks along the Big Wood River at River Run access up and down stream. We have found and removed a chaise lounge , burnt up guitar, a muffler system and lots of beverage bottles and cans, road cones and general debris. Our team has won the “best spirit” award and “most unusual find” awards. This is a fun event and accomplishes our goal of protecting our rivers.