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Come hear about fishing opportunities and conservation projects in our neighbor to the west, New Jersey. Rich Thomas of the New Jersey Council and Brian Cowden of the Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative will speak about trout in the Garden State. Raffle will be for an Orvis sling pack. Meeting will begin at 7 pm at the Orvis Manhattan store 522 5th Ave. at 44th Street. Enter through the side door entrance (with a doorbell) on 44th Street.
Orvis NYC is running Fly Fishing 101/201 classes again this spring; giving interested people the opportunity to learn fly fishing for FREE. Classes are from 10 am - noon on Saturday at Bryant Park and at the Orvis store on Fifth Avenue. Orvis is looking for chapter volunteers to teach casting and simple rigging to recruit new fly anglers (and TU members). Each volunteer instructor will receive a $25 Orvis gift card. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rob Ceccarini at Orvis at (212) 827-0698 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join NYCTU helping others plant 500 native trees and shrubs on a restored bank of Pohatcong Creek in Mansfield Township, NJ on Saturday, May 5. Site of a recent dam removal, the plantings will help this newly restored section improve what is already one of NJ's best wild brown trout streams. Contact Pete Kocubinski (email@example.com) for more details or to sign up.
Through TU's Trout in the Classroom program, NYC schoolkids are releasing their trout in the Cross River in Westchester County's Ward Pound Ridge Reservation almost every schoolday between now and May 11. We are currently looking for volunteers who can join us to assist with activities such as releasing trout fry into the river, guided nature walks throughout the park, stream macro-invertebrate studies, outdoor games, art activities and fly casting. Contact the TIC Coordinator Lilli Genovesi (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or to sign up.
The chapter is returning to the banks of the Willowemoc this June for the annual Catskills fishing trip. Fish the fabled waters of the Willowemoc and Beaverkill and meet your fellow chapter members. Whether you are an experienced angler or just learning, contact Roger Olson (email@example.com) for more details or to sign up.