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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.

Reading Aidan’s written word to Mike on his current project work’s intent is a bright torch for other members of his generation to follow in caring and working to leave a positive footprint on the Planet by Conserving, Protecting & Embracing the surrounding environment.  We hope more of Aidan's generation share his spirit for the Planet, and are also supported by their parents in such endeavors.  We share Aidan’s letter and images of his recent work in the Southaven County Park…

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Donnelly  ~  Location Hards Lake Outlet  ~  (L-R) Aidan Donnelly & Michael Barger

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Photo Courtesy of Aidan Donnelly  ~  Location "C" Dam Carmans River  ~  (L-R) Aidan Donnelly & Michael Barger

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Photo Courtesy Aidan Donnelly  ~  Location Hards Lake Boat Rental  ~  (L-R) Michael Barger & Aidan Donnelly

In mid-October, Mike coordinated AFTU’s first Youth Program with the Girl Scouts of America at their Camp Edey facility in Bayport, N.Y. with some 75+ young girls participating. As a program focused on introducing the girls to activities associated with the outdoors and natural environment, the Program included Fly Rod Casting, Tying a Fly, and Fishing the Fly on the adjacent lake for Blue Gill/Sunfish.
 
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          Photos Courtesy of George Costa  ~  Location GSA Camp Edey, Bayport N.Y.  ~  AFTU Volunteer Team teaching the "BIG Three" of Fly Fishing.
 

AFTU is thankful for Mike’s work & effort as one of its Youth Program Coordinators, and we hope that the membership will continue to support this important work. It’s fun, rewarding, and an investment in both the near & distant futures of Conservation. So, don’t hesitate to volunteer and “Help make a difference!”

 

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