Thanks bunches to Bill Hobson & Danny Delongis for their support of our Special Love Camp

Just wanted to recognize Bill and Danny for their support of our Special Love Camp last weekend. I know we had our own Clean up day and picnic, but Bill shared that he, Danny and the volunteer from Northern Shen weren’t enough, they were very challenged in keeping up with the number of folks at the camp…If you can donate some of your time for the next event, please let us know via our web site…Thanks again Bill & Danny!!

Thanks Chris “Murph” Murphy for sponsoring the Clean-up & picnic last weekend!!

Hey Chris – a big thanks Man for heading up/leading the clean-up day and picnic – I got raving reviews from members who attended…what organization – -glad to hear we had fun – I’m looking for pictures…

Kudos to Fred and his research

Just wanted to recognize Fred Kallmeyer for his dedication & perseverance in his research concerning a new location and details about next years fly fishing show…thanks Fred!!

Chapter Speaker for May 5th Meeting

We’re really lucky to have Seth Coffman/TU/DGIF-Verona, speaking about the “VA Trout Status”for our May 5th Chapter meeting – join us at 7:30…..

May 15, 2010–Volunteer Opportunity Riparian Buffer Planting

Volunteer Opportunity Riparian Buffer Planting Mount Vernon Farm, Sperryville, Virginia Sat., May 15, 2010; 10 AM – 3 PM Please join Trout Unlimited, Piedmont Environmental Council, RappFLOW, and Earth Sangha for a day of planting native trees and shrubs to enhance native trout habitat along the Thornton River. TU and others recently worked with the operators of Mount Vernon Farm to demolish a derelict dam across the river which impeded fish passage and interrupted the stream\’s natural hydrology. This project will stabilize and enhance the area where the dam was removed and improve conditions for brook trout and other species. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa Bright, earthsangha@yahoogroups.com

May 5, 2010–Fish with a Friend on the Rapidan River

Hey Folks,…next FWF event is on Wednesday, May 5th on the Rapidan River, hosted by Marcia Woolman – come join us -Meet at Junction pool at 10am. Bring dry flies, nymphs, water & snacks.

May 2, 2010–Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Event

Just letting you know that we’ve mustered 4 volunteers from the Chapter to act as stream monitors for this special event again this year, unfortunately, we weren’t able to sponsor a Chapter Team due to our financial situation. We’ll provide an update after the event.

April 21 Board & VTSSS Volunteer Meeting

The Rapidan Board meeting  is scheduled for 6:30pm on Wednesday April 21 at Sun Trust bank.

 At 7:30pm, the VTSSS TU stream volunteers water sampling training/kits distribution with Kevin Daniels is planned.

Saturday April 17 Activities

1. Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing//Chris Murphy-Meet at Criglersville Elementary school at 9am.

2. Camp Special Love//Bill Hobson-Meet at 4H Center in Front Royal at 8:45am.

3. Virginia Fly fishing Festival//Beau Beasley/VCTU Quarterly meeting/VTSSS Meeting-Meet in downtown Waynesboro at 9am.

April 7, 2010–Rapidan Chapter Meeting Minutes

The Rapidan TU Membership meeting was called to order by Rob Paul/Pres. at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. After introductions around the room, the speaker, Robert Thomas/Richmond/FFVA was introduced by Fred Kallmeyer/Programs. The topic was “Shad Fishing”. Rob spoke about his 20 years of shad fly fishing/knowledge, primarily on the James River. He passed around the room his coveted boxes of hand-tied bright colored attractor shad flies. Read more »