Madison County Board of Supervisors Threaten
Rapidan River and the Shenandoah National Park
In January, Madison County Supervisors, with little coordination with their own constituents and local conservation organizations, passed a resolution to establish a Shenandoah National Park “Gateway” from Criglersville to Skyline drive using the existing road along the Rapidan River and through Camp Hoover. With increasing tourism and tax revenue as their primary goals, the Supervisors have chosen to ignore, or not determine, the impact such a route will have on the forest, the wildlife, and the river, let alone the private property existing in this area. Your help will be critical to saving the river from this action.
CLICK HERE to go to the Fight the Madison Gateway page.
Also, we have a link to the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited website at http://www.vctu.org/tag/rapidan-river/.
At the end of the VCTU article are links to letters of opposition from Rapidan Camps and a letter to the Madison Eagle with also contains information complementary to the Chapter’s Action Alert.
Lets meet AndyH/host at 10am at Poor Farm Road bridge & Jackson River/Bath County; off route 220(~20 miles south of Monterey, ~10 miles north of Warm Springs). Bring chest waders, terrestrials, streamers, BH caddis, & sulphurs. Also bring plenty of water & snacks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon May 30 if you plan to attend.
Lets meet KevinD at 9am Thursday, May 16 in Luray at northeast intersection of routes 340 & 211. Bring dries, nymphs, water, and snacks. Email Kevin(email@example.com) if you plan to attend by noon Wednesday.
Hi All–Lets meet at 7:30pm at Sun Trust bank for business meeting followed by presentation by William Heresniak on “Streamers for Trophy Fish”.
Hi All–Lets meet Marcia at Criglersville school in Criglersville at 10am Wednesday, May 1. Bring water, snacks, dries, & streamers. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Tuesday if you plan to attend. Fred
Lets meet at Wednesday, 10am at Criglersville Elementary school. Bring nymphs, dries & streamers. No confirmation needed. Fred
Hi All–Lets meet BillH at Front Royal 4H center Saturday at 9am at shelter for aquatic life collection/id and fishing pond support. Thanks, Fred
Hi All–Lets meet at 6pm at Faangs with speaker Paul Kearney, then proceed to chapter meeting at 7:30 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Paul plans to speak on Shenandoah Park Trout Fishing. Fred