• 15 Mar 2010 /  Conservation No Comments

    In a couple weeks, we’ll celebrate the 7th annual Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo. It’ll be one of our best, with an unrivaled congregation of fly fishing and fly tying experts, conservationists and good members of Trout Unlimited and the Midwest fly fishing community.

    Our field trip to the Vermillion River is a real chance to learn about an on-going endeavor to protect the Vermilion River south of the metro area and its trout population. It is an tribute to the Minnesota DNR and to Twin Cities Trout Unlimited that a level of optimism has been achieved. The Vermillion, as most TUers know, is at risk today, but in a far better place than it was just a few years ago. Come with us on Saturday morning March 27 to witness for yourself the good work being done to restore this wonderful trout stream, and to learn more about trout stream ecology and why so many of our trout waters are at risk as a result of creeping industrial development, home building and “bad” agricultural practices. The Vermillion tour is being conducted by Brian Nerbonne of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Twin Cities Trout Unlimited and the Fly Fishing Women of Minnesota, with the assistance of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This is a rare and fascinating opportunity to learn about one trout stream’s survival in an urban setting and the people who are protecting it. You’ll need to register by emailing mwfly@mwfly.com, or calling the Great Waters office at 962.920.9028. There is no charge for the tour, or transportation, but you’ll need to purchase an Expo pass for that day (or a weekend pass) before you leave on the bus at 7:30 a.m. Please be warned that the bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. sharp!

    (Learn more about the Vermillion River Project at http://www.mntu.org/vermillion.html

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    Posted by MNTU @ 3:38 am

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