VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: National Wild Turkey Federation

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gateway Trout Unlimited is looking for 2 volunteers to help at National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Youth Event in Franklin County Missouri. The event is one of the larger youth event in the county for the NWTF with over 100 kids attending. They are looking for help with teaching kids casting with fly rods and tying flies. All rods and tying material are provided just need your time. Board member Dan Forget volunteered last year and had a blast. They do a great job of keeping the kids organized. About 8 to 10 kids will be in each group for 10-15 minutes before the next group. I have...

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Current River Damage By The Flood Of April 30, 2017

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Presented by Sam Potter TightLine Fly Fishing Montauk Park is a sand box… well almost a sand box. They have done a great job of cleaning up the upper area where you come down the hill and around the dam. The camp ground is closed for maintenance while they get all the sand, trees and logs out of there. The lodge is open and the cabins are being rented. A lot of the trout were lost, but not all of them as reported on FB earlier this week. The carnivorous animals in the area will put on weight in the next week or so feeding on dead trout. You will find considerable changes to the stream and...

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Yadkin Creek Tree Planting Press Release

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Rob Viehman, and 20 young and old local volunteers joined me today for a planting party alongside Yadkin Creek. These trees and shrubs now bring the total Forest ReLeaf donation to 280 plants following the 2016 donation. It is because of your generosity that our stream restoration project thrives today. These plants will provide streambank stabilization, erosion prevention, and eventually cooling shade to Yadkin Creek. We hope to continue our successful collaboration in the future.” -Mike Hey Click the article below for the PDF...

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Yadkin Creek Tree Planting April 8th

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition has scheduled its spring tree planting along the creek for Saturday, April 8. Coalition member Rob Viehman met with the Steelville City Council on March 20 to discuss work being done along the creek and the possibility of getting some flood control planning done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “I just wanted to make you all aware that we will be planting trees again on April 8,” Viehman told the council. “We had trees donated again by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and they must all be planted on city property, so we will be planting along the trail above...

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Veterans Fishing Day | Friday, April 7th

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Veterans Fishing Day | Friday April 7, 2017 Bennett Spring State Park Time: 0700-1930 Veterans Fish Free – No Tag or License Fee Veterans may fish in any zone. Special area of Zone 2 Reserved for Veteran’s only. Please stop in at the Park Store to pick up your Free Veterans Fishing Day Tag. Questions? Volunteer? or more information please contact: Hatchery Manager Ben Havens at 417-532-4418 or Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov

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Upcoming GTU Stream Team 4913 Events

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday April 8, 2017 (Rain date April 22, 2017): Looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity with like-minded conservationists? Please join GTU Stream Team 4913 and Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition Stream Team 5258 for a tree and shrub planting event in Steelville, MO. Come early for breakfast at The Taste of Home Cafe (501 Main St.) at 7AM, or meet us at the former Steelville Middle School (810 Main St.) at 8AM. We will be planting 100 trees and shrubs along the Yadkin Creek streambank. Plan on working about two hours. Wear work clothes, boots, and bring a shovel. This planting...

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