TU225 April Membership Meeting

The Narragansett Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU225) will host its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, April 25th, starting at 6:30 PM, at the Coventry / West Greenwich Elks Lodge, 42 Nooseneck Hill Road (Rte. 3, Exit 6 off of Rte. 95), West Greenwich, R.I. 02817.

In addition to regular business, we will be discussing upcoming educational events, projects, and activities that the chapter will be involved in during the year and available on our website calendar at www.narragansett.tu.org. As usual, this meeting will allow our members and guests to network, tell fishing and fly tying tales of the past cold winter months, discuss opening day tactics, and other items of interest. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefiting the chapter and its mission: “To conserve, protect, restore, and sustain the cold-water fisheries and their watersheds in Rhode Island through collaborative, educational, and environmental activities” will be available.

After a short meeting, the chapter is pleased to host Denise Poyer’s presentation: “Wild and Scenic River WPWA. Stewardship of the River” The Wood River is a shining jewel in southern New England. A National Parks Service report in 1980 stated that it has the highest biodiversity of any river in New England. Over the last three years the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association has been working with twelve towns, two state agencies, and several non-profit conservation groups to have the Wood River and six others in the watershed designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The presentation will discuss what this process involves, what are the benefits of designation, and why you should care.

This will be the last of our indoor presentation meetings before we move to our first “Stream Side” meeting at the Rt 165 check station. Burgers and dogs will be served, along with our first annual “Side Salad Cook Off”. Riding on the back of a successful chili cook-off, we will be judging the best potato/pasta/green/vegetable/whatever/ side salad. Fabulous prizes to the top three!!

For additional information, please contact Chapter President Glenn Place 1-401-225-7712 or email TU225President@gmail.com For additional information about Trout Unlimited, please visit our web site and Facebook page http://narragansett.tu.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/Trout-Unlimited-Narragansett-Chapter