Friday, December 12, 2014

Minutes from Foothills 12/10/2014 monthly meeting

Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm at united bank in Clarksville.
Julie and Robert shared info from Georgia Council meeting. Mack Martin presented two options on global climate. TU’s position is that of global cooling.

Went over 2015 events calendar and projects we are confirmed to participate in.

Martins branch on July 25 9am to noon.

Boggs creek August 23 9am to 1pm.

Need volunteers for these projects, but may volunteer for any project on the schedule. The help is always welcome. One project that needs extra help is the Panther creek cleanup on Feb. 21 at 9am at the Yonah dam. The project is led by the Savannah River Chapter.

The Dream trip ticket stubs and monies need to be turned in at the March meeting. Will be presented to the GA council at the next council meeting on March 14.

Presentation by Leon Bretherton of the DNR on how projects and structures are chosen for placement in GA streams. Since 1970 the DNR, forest service, And TU have placed over 1200 structures in GA rivers, streams, and creeks. In 2oo5 the brook trout initiative began and since then over 400 stuctures have been placed  to improve brook trout habitat and soil erosion. When hemlock trees are used and at least half submerged in water the structure will last approximately 30 yrs. The projects will continue to be done to improve brook trout habitat.

We discussed the purchase of vises, tools and materials for our projects at North Habersham Middle school, Outdoor Adventure Day and other activities where the members do fly tying. We voted to approve the purchases and set a dollar limit. Darryl and Robert will search for the best products and present the material at the January meeting for the chapter to vote for their recommendations.

Raffle of fly box and flies was won by Jimmie Harris.

Submitted by Sec., Mike Kovanich

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