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This year's outing to Manzanita Lake Campground will be over the June21st weekend. Manzanita Lake is at the north entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park and about 4 hrs. from the Bay Area. There are opportunities for fishing, kayaking, hiking and sighteseeing. Kayaks may be rented and float tube fishing or small non-motorized boats are a great way to hunt down the brown and
NBTU hosted its most recent workday on Saturday, February 22nd. Nine volunteers spent the morning planting a variety of the native plants including red alder, coltsfoot, coastal dogwood, sword ferns and creeping wild rye. Later in the morning they built protective tipis out of branches to protect select plants from foraging deer. If you are interested in participating in Redwood Creek or other restoration projects, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TU California has released its Quarterly News Dispatch for the winter of 2013-2014. It is a quarterly summary of Trout Unlimited’s program (staff) work in California covering its five programs (Water, Science. Public Lands, North Coast Coho and Coastal Streamflow Restoration). A copy of the report in PDF format can be downloaded from this Webpage on the TU California website.
NBTU, with grants from Trout Unlimited, the Rockey Foundation, and Patagonia completed restoration of the wet crossing on October 12, 2013 installing rock walls and three layers of bio-technical fabric that will eliminate a source of sediment load downstream of the crossing. At the same time, an existing wet crossing received a new grading which will permit fish to migrate farther upstream. NBTU volunteers harvested and planted native trees and bushes to help stabilize the banks and provide overhead shelter to lower water temperatures and provide protection for the young fish. Our previous restoration work indicates that we should expect to see fish in the upstream area as well as less sediment in the lower reaches.
NBTU’s 12th annual First Cast outing was held at the Marin Civic Center Lagoon in San Rafael on September 29, 2013. The First Cast program represents one of the most successful youth introductory fly fishing programs in the nation. This year’s event had 112 participants, including 50 youths between 8-15 years of age. The young participants were divided into six groups and rotated through six stations.
TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM 2014
"When will the eggs arrive?"
"When will they hatch?"
"Can I take a fish home?"
"How do you tell if they are boy or girl fish?"
These are some of the questions which will be asked by students across Marin and in San Francisco. The focus of their thinking is a natural part of Trout in the Classroom. NBTU will be sponsoring 75 classrooms which will study the many and varied aspects of trout and salmon and where and how they live.
The North Bay Chapter is a non-profit organization serving anglers and environmentally conscious friends in an ongoing effort to fulfill the mission of Trout Unlimited:
... to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.
We dedicate ourselves to presenting timely and informative news concerning local conservation, restoration and related topics. We also organize various outings, educational programs, and conservation work. So, be sure to sign up for our email list to receive updates on our many activities under Contact Us.
We hope you will bookmark our site (http://www.nbtu.org) and visit often.