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ACTION ALERT: Water Conservation Issues Need Your Help
Read up on the an important hearing on the need for a moratorium on permits from the bottled water industry, pending a comprehensive assessment of the public needs for water resources, and the current status of water in Massachusetts
HIGHLIGHTED NEWSLETTER OF THE MONTH :
GBTU's newsletter also calls to attention the presence of Didymo in NH and VT streams.
Sept 10 , 2008 - TU, Mass Riverways and TTOR to Remove Second of 4 Dams from Red Brook :
Red Brook Habitat Restoration Continues With Dam Removal, Phase two underway for overall restoration of coldwater stream – home to one of the last native sea-run brook trout populations in Massachusetts >>More
July 31, 2008 - Mass Environmental Bond Bill Passes House and Senate >> More
Paul Knauth (Taconic Chapter) named Berkshire County League Sportsman of the Year >> More
Fly fishermen may remember 2007 as the year
the invasive algae known as 'rock-snot' showed up in US waters.
Read up on the doings of the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture >>More
TU's Anglers Guide to Trout Fishing in Massachusetts makes a great gift for anyone who loves fly fishing!
Read more about the book here ... >>Anglers Guide to Trout Fishing in Massachusetts
Want to learn more about fly fishing, or get a touch up on your fly casting or fly tying techniques?
ONGOING ACTIVITIES :
The Council, Pioneer and Taconic Chapters and TU National are closely watching the biomass wood burning power plant being proposed along the banks of the Westfield River in Russell. Meetings have been attended and letters have been sent to MEPA expressing our concerns dealing with the 850,000 water withdrawal out of the river.
Read updates from The Concerned Citizens of Russel about this critical issue.
There are Embrace-a-Stream (EAS) projects going on all over the state, and much, much more.
The Council welcomes a new chapter based in Northern Rhode Island. View their site >>here
The Narragansett Chapter is busy working on projects on the Wood-Pawcatuk River. View their projects >> here
Check out Casting For Recovery which ran again this summer. >>Click here for more...
Again this year, Mass/RI Council of TU sponsored the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program in conjunction with Mass Wildlife. There are openings available. For more information, you should check out the website as there is too much info on different programs and outings to be published here. Your contact body is Roger Moore. Címon Gals...show us what you got !!!!!
The Angler Education
Program (AEP) has several components designed to foster public
appreciation and understanding of our aquatic resources. The main
components of the program
Pioneer Valley Doings:
Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has approached the Council for help with working with inner city kids.
Pioneer Valley Chapter has been approached by the Nature Conservancy for possible partnership on the Westfield river.
Valley also has permits to remove dam/rocks on the Swift river below RT
from Gene Chaugue, Taconic Chapter and Council Chair. Apologies for
materials lifted from Pioneer, SE Mass and other newsletters!)
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