February Meeting: CVTU Conservation: Our Past, Present & Future

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February 11, 2015 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

February Meeting:

CVTU Conservation: Our Past, Present & Future

Join us on Wednesday, February 11th at 7 pm at Michael’s At the Grove at 42 Vail Road Bethel, CT. for a roundtable discussion about our chapter’s conservation agenda. In short we need to collectively answer the question:

What do we want to do, as a group, to improve water quality and fisheries in our local area?

Joe Hovious will be making a brief presentation about our chapters recent history of conservation projects including work done on the East Aspetuck, Pond Brook, Deep Brook, Pootatuck River, and the Halfway River. This will be followed by a moderated discussion with Joe, Mike Humphreys from the DEEP and Sally Harold of the Nature Conservancy Dam Removal project. This is a discussion in which we’d like to engage as many voices as possible. It will affect what projects we do, who we partner with at a local and state level and what roles there will be for all of you in this effort.

Also, if you’ve got some ideas about where we should be focusing, put Thursday, February 19th on your calendar: We’ll be having a “Case of Beer Study” where we’ll discuss what projects to take on this year. We need a couple of passionate voices to help us shape the coming work. Steve will bring the beer, you bring your ideas. Stay tuned for location details.

Please consider what local waters you think should be a priority for this work. Also consider what roles you might want to play in this effort whether it be someone available to help plant trees through to being an active, local champion to a fishery that’s important to you.

We look forward to seeing you in February!