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Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited

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"The wildlife and its habitat can not speak, so we must and we will" 

Theodore Roosevelt

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 WISHING OUR MEMBERS, FRIENDS & ASSOCIATES...
 
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2018
 
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~  DECEMBER 2018  ~

      
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I'd like to thank all of the member volunteers and board members who have done so much this past year to further our TU mission with steam work, advocacy, and youth education. I'd also like to thank Ed Hill for coming out from Brooklyn to give us his presentation at the November meeting. 
 
With a heavy heart I must report that member Chris Visco lost his wife last month. My prayers and condolences go out to Chris and his family. His wife dearly loved animals. Donations in her honor will be accepted at this month's meeting to help the North Shore Animal League.
 
This month’s meeting will be our annual holiday party. Please bring a dish, drink, or treat to help spread the holiday cheer. Bring your spouse, friends, and family. We will raffling a Bamboo rod which has been donated by John Vatalaro. Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25. The winning ticket will be drawn at the December meeting so plan to buy your tickets that evening.
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Paul Puma 

 


Posted 11/7/2018***  
     WEST BRANCH ANGLER RESORT TRIP WEEKEND SET FOR JUNE 7th.~JUNE 9th. 2019

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 BRAGGING BOARD...

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     AFTU President Paul Puma reports: he, chapter members Tony Ertola, Ed Zero, and chapter friend Howie Solomon enjoyed some late fall fishing on Western New York's Oak Orchard Creek with success!  Pictured above is Paul with one of the river's migrating King Salmon making its final run in the cycle of Life...  
 
 
 

 

IN THE SPOT LIGHT... "Youth Education"... AFTU Member Joe D'Ambrosi at the AFTU booth sharing his fly tying knowledge during the "Annual Pine Barren's Day" held at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, New York.  It is a fun family day bringing all closer to Nature and associated outdoor activities.

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  Annual "Day in the Life of Carmans River Celebration"... AFTU volunteers, and other participating organizations work with local educators & students teaching them about the river system and its environmental importance to Long Island.

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    PHOTO: AFTU Member Tony Ertola(pictured in chest waders) looks on as Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine addresses a class of 4th Graders from Charles E. Walters Elementary School on Upper Lake/Carmans River history and this special day.

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    PHOTO: One of the numerous 4th Grade Classes with their faculty (Charles E. Walters Elementary School) pose with Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine who visited with some of the participants on the day.
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    PHOTO: High School level students collect biomass sample from Upper Lake/Carmans River for annual data collection.
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    PHOTO: High School students sweep netting lake bottom for samples
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    PHOTO: High School class with faculty member surveying/collecting biomass data along side Upper Lake/Carmans River dam
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    PHOTO: (L-R) AFTU Member Phil Kee and NYS DEC L.I. Regional Environmental Educator Ron Gelardi work a seine net to collect river impoundment specimens for 4th Graders awaiting shoreside for their day's data collection.
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    PHOTO: Final sweep of the seine net... starting shoreward closure and sample capture... 4th graders did the discovery and identification of fish brought to net.  Nothing but smiles & excitement as they handled the specimens!

 

SEEKING A NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS…

AFTU BOY SCOUTS/GIRL SCOUTS COORDINATOR Michael Barger has thus far had a busy fall working with both of these organizations to coordinate or facilitate programs which seed or support a potential new generation of Environmental Stewards for the waters & fisheries that are so dear to us.  Mike was delighted to be approached earlier this summer by a young man by the name of Aiden Donnelly who was already heavily engaged in Eagle Scout Projects focused on protecting the natural environment, and in need of outside support to sustain his merit work.  Aiden's most recent environmental work was in the Recycling of Monofilament Fishing Line.     
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 ***NEWSWORTHY...  

  

Posted: 12/11/2018 by CNN Wires

“EPA announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act”  “We need more protections, not less, when it comes to clean water,” said Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, in a statement.   >>>READ FULL STORY<<<

 

    

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NEWSDAY reports on "YAPHANK LAKE DRAINING HALTED AFTER SEDIMENT FLOWS INTO CARMANS RIVER"... >>>CLICK TO READ<<<

 NEWS12 Long Island TV : "Environmentalists: Lake project has 'significant impact' on LI's native trout"...>>>CLICK TO VIEW<<< 

 Long Island Advance: 11/15/2018  "Locals request 'Gate Keeper' group for river restoration"  story by Randall  Waszynski ...>>>CLICK for story<<<

 


 

  ***2018 STREAM IMPROVEMENTS ...

June 14, 2018
Reported by: Tony Ertola
 

Your tax deductible contributions at work…

Four coir logs were installed today by AFTU volunteers at “The Island” in Southaven County Park between blinds 11 and 12. The log diverter that has been present for a great many years had deteriorated to the point where the river was flowing over and through it rather than being diverted into the small pool on the opposite side of the island. The installation of the coir logs immediately improved the flow through the pool. The additional benefit of the coir logs is that they will trap seeds floating down the river and vegetate with native plants and trees. This will provide shade and protection for the brook trout from predatory birds.

With additional contributions we will continue to improve the habitat for our native brook trout on the Carman’s River.

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 "COLLECTIVE THINKING MINDS, RESOURCES & EFFORTS MAKE IT HAPPEN" 

    REPORTED AUGUST 29, 2018 BY AFTU PROJECT LEADER TONY ERTOLA

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 >>>CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PICTURE GALLERY<<<

    ***CONGRATULATIONS TO PROJECT LEADER TONY ERTOLA, THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE RECONSTRUCTION OF E WING DAM DEFLECTORS A REALITY IN 2018!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON A JOB WELL DONE!!!***

-->READ MORE ON THE COMPLETED WING DAM DEFLECTORS FROM OUR SUPPORTING CONSERVATION PARTNERS  "THEODORE GORDON FLYFISHERS" AND THEIR VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSERVATION, CHUCK NEUNER...>>> SEE PAGE 12 <<< ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES THE GROUP SUPPORTS.  WE ARE EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE TGF.

 


  ***MARK YOUR CALENDARS...

 

 

   FALL IS HERE, THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER TROUT SEASON, AND THOSE COLD WINTER DAYS NOT FAR BEHIND... IT'S NOT TO EARLY TO THINK ABOUT REPLENTISHING THOSE LOST, WORN OR NEEDED FLY PATTERNS.  AFTU RESUMES ITS SATURDAY MORNING FLY TYING SESSIONS STARTING IN OCTOBER.  MAKE THIS THE YEAR YOU LEARN A NEW CRAFT... COME JOIN THE GANG ONE SATURDAY MORNING, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!  

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   LEARN MORE...   >>>TELL ME MORE ABOUT FLY TYING<<<

 

   WHEN WINTER & ANGLING WITHDRAWL SET IN... 

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   IT'S JUST WHAT WE DO...

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Newsflash

 

*Angling Humorist   >>>Hank Patterson Explains TU To Some Newbies<<<

  

IN MEMORIAM:     It is with heavy heart we share with you the sad news of the sudden passing of Chapter Member Chris Visco’s wife, Peggy, on Wednesday morning 14th November 2018.  Our prayers & sincere condolences to Chris, his son Travis, daughter Brianna, and grandchildren, Jackson, Harper & Benjamin in your loss.

 

Funeral info: viewing at Robertaccio Funeral Home, 85 Medford Avenue, Patchogue, New York, Friday, November 16th. from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.    Mass service Saturday, November 17th. at 9:15 at Saint Sylvesters Church in Medford, New York.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the North Shore Animal League in her name.  "The only thing Peggy loved more than her grandchildren were animals."

 

 

* READ THE LATEST MONTHLY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED 12/8/2018... >>> DECEMBER 2018 RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<