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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Film Tour Countdown!

Less than 1 week until the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017 rolls into the Banko Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks.  Tickets are selling fast and you can save $5 per ticket buy purchasing ahead of time.  Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.steelstacks.org/event/3965/fly-fishing-film-tour/.  

Join us starting at 6pm for Fly Tying demos, food, drink, a chance at some great raffle prizes and to share fishing stories.

Raffle items include:

Grand Prizes: 
( To be drawn at intermission 3/29)
*Note:  Drift Boats Trips include cost of float trip only. Travel, lodging, food, gratuity and any other costs not included in prize and are the responsibility of the winner.

Nightly Prizes include:
  • Cabelas’ Prestige collection fly combo,  8’6” 5wt. 4 pc. $239.00 Value
  • Aleka 10' 7WT A4-710-4 Fly Rod donated by SkyBlue Outfitters. $170 Value
  • Artwork Donated by Wildlands Conservancy
FREE door prize raffles!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

TU on the Radio March 9th 6pm


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This Thursday, March 9th representatives from the Monocacy Chapter of TU will be taking to the radio waves!  Tune into WDIY 88.1FM @ 6pm!  Discussion topics will include Chapter programs, conservation work in the Valley and the Fly Fishing Film Tour being shown at SteelStacks  March 28th and 29th.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Data shows urban stream restorations fall short of water quality goals

By  on November 21, 2013 http://www.fondriest.com/news
A restoration on Boone Creek at Durham Park maintains manicured vegetation that provides no shade to the over-warm stream (Photo courtesy of Kristan Cockerill)
The urge to undo the damage humans have heaped on many waterways has spurred a billion-dollar stream restoration industry with a mixed track record. Water quality across the United States has improved over the past half-century. But as a recent case study of an urban stream in North Carolina shows, restoration projects often fail to achieve water quality goals when they’re driven by good intentions but not good data.
Early stream restoration efforts were based on assumptions about what would make a stream better, said Kristan Cockerill, a water policy analyst and assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department Cultural, Gender and Global Studies.