Trout clinic scheduled

The 2018 edition committee of the Kiap-TU-Wish Fly Fishing For Trout clinic has been scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd, from 1:00-9:00 PM. Last year we coached the students through casting lessons, entomology, more casting, stream strategy, wading safety and knot tying. After feeding everybody supper we raced down to the Lower Kinni and took the students fishing until 9:00 PM. Our spirits were not dampened by a little rain and everybody had a great time. There were 13 chapter volunteers (Mitch Abbott, Mike Colling, Herb Lundberg, Maria Manion, Mark Peerenboom, Joe Schreifels, Sarah Sanford, Kyle Amundsen, Scott Holway, Scott Thorpe, Ron Kuehn and Gary Richardson) and every last one of them will tell you they had fun. Please consider joining us this year. —Mike Alwin

Fairmont Santrol’s commitment to conservation

The Wildlife Habitat Council presented Fairmont Santrol with two awards at their Conservation Conference in Baltimore in November. The awards included the Species of Concern Project Award and the Caves and Subterranean Habitats Project Award. Both awards pertained to the company’s efforts to protect local bat populations. The Species of Concern Award recognizes commitment to long-term or permanent protection, and the data collected about the target species is shared with external organizations.
Late last year Fairmont Santrol committed to formal care and maintenance at Pine Creek through the WDNR’s Adopt-A-Fish-and-Wildlife-Area program. They will be mowing for invasive species, maintaining signage and fencing, removing litter, planting trees as requested by the WDNR, and monitoring and maintaining cavitynesting bird houses.

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