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    The Greater Upper Valley chapter (#226) is an educational, charitable organization covering a wide geographic area of Vermont and adjacent New Hampshire. Chapter members meet regularly throughout the year, mixing food, fun and fishing with educational programs and conservation projects.

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    Our mission is to protect, reconnect, restore, and sustain coldwater fisheries and their watersheds within our region for this and future generations.
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Thursday meeting at UVO

The February GUVTU Membership meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 6 at
Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon, NH.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm (pizza will
be available).  Meeting will start at 6:30.  Mary Ward of Hope on the Rise will
be speaking this month.  Mary was scheduled to speak at a meeting late last year
but was unable to attend due to illness.  Luckily we were able to re-schedule
her.  Hope on the Rise supports women cancer survivors through fly fishing.
Mary will be telling us a bit about the organization, its mission, the retreats,
and hopefully provide some information on how our chapter may be able to help in
these endeavors in the future.  Hope to see you there.

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November Meeting

Thursday November 1st – 6:30 PM at Upper Valley Outfitters in Lebanon.  Doors open at 6 PM, with pizza served.  BYOB.

Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing in Dover, NH is our guest speaker with his talk “Fly-Fishing and Traveling Argentina”.

Check Mark out at http://firstcastflyfishing.blogspot.com/ or on Facebook for more information.

Monthly Membership Mtgs. at UVO

Join us this Thursday (Oct. 4) at Upper Valley Outfitters for the monthly membership meeting.  Pizza and raffle prizes provided.  Doors open at 6 PM, with guest speaker at 6:30.  This month we have David Deen giving a presentation on fly fishing for red fish on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  As always, BYOB.

March membership meeting

Thanks to guest speakers David Deen and Ben Lefebvre for their legislative updates from the VT and NH Fish & Wildlife committees.

NH Rep. Ben Lefebvre

VT Rep. David Deen

Feb. mtg. update

This month we heard from Kevin Geiger, who works for the Two Rivers – Ottauquechee Regional Commission, regarding the State of Vermont’s effort to reclassify water management types (A1, A2, B1, B2 & B3) for the White River watershed.  In 2005 the VT ANR proposed amendments to these water types.  Our chapter and TRORC both testified in Montpelier AGAINST the proposed amendments.  Our testimony focused on two wild brook trout streams (Pond Brook in Barnard and Blaisdell Brook in Randolph) that were classified as B3 (the lowest level of protection) in ANR’s proposal.  Ultimately the Legislature told ANR to go back to the drawing board.  6 years later and we still haven’t met the EPA requirement to update our water classifications.  To see the maps and proposed water classifications for each brook, tributary etc. click here… ftp://trorc.org/trorc.org/typerWRtabloid.pdf

White River water classification discussion

Jan. 6th membership meeting

Jan. 6 – 6:30 PM at Hanover Outdoors

Guest Speaker:  Greg Russ will present a powerpoint presentation on his fishing trips to Alaska for Grayling and Salmon.

Pizza and soda pop will be provided.  BYOB.

Seating is limited so arrive early!

Tate, Ken & Heather enjoy a beverage

December membership Meeting

Join us on Thurs. Dec. 2nd at 6:30 PM at Hanover Outdoors in Hanover, NH for our monthly membership meeting. Our guest speaker will be talking about fishing the Missouri River in the great state of Montana. Colin Lawson, TU regional staffer, will update us on his work in NH and VT on culverts. New by-laws will be voted on also. FREE pizza will be served. BYOB. Also, Hanover Outdoors will give all attendees a 20% discount this night in case you need a few Christmas gifts etc.

Post mtg. discussions