Adams Chapter TU Fly Tying Workshop On Saturday, February 11, from 9 AM to 12 PM

A Family Fly Tying Workshop

Would you like to learn how to tie you own flies for fishing??

The Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a Family Fly Tying Event for Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Conservation Districts Learning Center at 1450 Cass Rd. from 9 AM to 12 pm.

This will be an entry level activity with basic fly tying fun for everyone. We’ll be starting with a few simple patterns of the famous “Woolly Bugger” fly or a Bead Head Leech. All necessary equipment and materials will be provided for you to begin your fly tying experience.

The event will be Free of charge for anyone attending so bring the entire family. Refreshments will be provided along with instructors and the opportunity to win an Adams Chapter hat or decals. Family memberships to Trout Unlimited will also be available for purchase at this event.

Space is limited to 20 tiers, so don’t delay. Please call and make your family reservation today, time is short and we need to make our final plans for this special event.

Call Paul Meyer, event planner at 231-6207454 or any Adams Chapter Officer. Go to www.adamstu.org select the tab About, scan down to Adams Chapter Officers and Directors and click there to find the contact information. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday the 11th at the Nature Center for a few hours of fly tying fun.

 

Michigan TU Policy Statement on The Nestle Water Withdrawal Request

Michigan TU

Nestle Water Withdrawal Request

We want to update you on an issue in the news that concerns a recent water withdrawal request by Nestle at their White Pine Springs well No. 101 in Osceola Township, north of Evart

Their request asks the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for permission to increase allowed pumping from 150 to 400 gallons-per-minute. On face value this request has alarmed many in the conservation community. Digging deeper into this request, Dr. Bryan Burroughs, Executive Director of Michigan TU, has provided the following summary of this request.

Michigan TU staff is familiar with water withdrawal impacts on streams, the approach the state uses to assess a specific request and the history of the Nestle water withdrawal requests.

You may access the full Michigan TU analysis of this request at: www.michigantu.org/images/pdffiles/water_withdrawal/Nestle%20Withdrawal%20Info%2012-13-16.pdf