By Mel Odemar – VP Conservation
To provide conservation direction and leadership for Granite Bay Flycasters by promoting the protection of fisheries and water resources, and to stimulate participation, awareness, and education of our club members and the community regarding conservation efforts.
At the May Board meeting, the Board of Directors provided additional support for the Sierra Trout Camp by approving the presentation of a fly box with 50 flies to each participant of the camp. Following the efforts of John Hogg in obtaining the flies and Bill Grigsby for obtaining the fly boxes through Kiene’s American Fly Shop, eleven members met June 1st at Round Table Pizza and assembled 35 fly boxes. Twenty fly boxes were for the Sierra Trout Camp and the remaining 15 for use by the club. We shared the restaurant with a crowd of Granite Bay Jr. Grizzlies supporters but the restaurant staff accommodated us with the back room used for our conservation meetings. As always, pizza was provided.
Participants were: Don Whitecar, Gordon Tornberg, Bill Grigsby, Eric Palmer, Ron Fay, Dave Fujiyama, David Jones, Wendell Edwards, Mike Howes, and Kim Lloyd. John Hogg could not make it since he had a prior commitment with some redfish in Mississippi.
This is my last function as VP Conservation. The club’s conservation and education efforts can only be done with the support of the Granite Bay Flycasters membership and I’m confident that these efforts will continue under the next VP Conservation, Dave Fujiyama.
Conservation Articles of Continued Interest
Selected articles in pdf format from previous months that remain topical today
Conservation Committee Meetings are held quarterly at 6:30 PM at the Round Table Pizza just south of Douglas on Sierra College Blvd. Watch the home page or Message Board Conservation forum for the date.