You won't want to miss the October chapter meeting!!! Our presenter is Ann R. Miller, author of 'Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams'. An article explaining Ann's passion for aquatic insects can be found in The Outdoor Journal.
The chapter meeting will be held October 8th starting at 6:30pm. It will be virtual and the meeting information will be added to this site a few days prior to the meeting.
If you missed our September meeting, our presenter was Steve Hopkins, CPM, Nonpoint Source Coordinator with the Iowa DNR. Steve presented 'Stream Sign Initiative'. You can read more about Steve at the following link: www.nelson.wisc.edu/news/story.php?story=3302
All three Iowa chapters of Trout Unlimited, along with the help of Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association (HFFA) members, continued efforts to help the landscape at Seed Savers Exchange located near Decorah, IA.
This year we removed trash in and around the spring creek that runs through Seed Savers' property. Many items removed were a direct result of severe spring rains in 2015 that dumped over 5.5 inches of rain in a matter of hours.
Seed Savers' staff showed participants where harsh erosion had occurred along with their plans to recover the landscape. After inspecting previous year's work, we had a very positive impression of those efforts, which included implementing buffers, plantings, and opening the landscape for water to flow more slowly.
Before beginning the day, Seed Savers provided us with an opportunity to chat and enjoy refreshments. Afterward, Seed Savers recognized our support by providing a wonderful lunch. Parcticipants talked with each outher about possible conservation efforts in other locations as well as hosting a fly rod casting clinic in the afternoon that day.
Seed Savers is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds: