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Sept 24 Project

The weather is helping us out and now is the time to do some stream restoration work. 

We have a project on Warm Springs Creek here in Boise. We have previously had several work activities at this site. So joining us for these projects will allow you to see the fruits of our/your labor on previous efforts.

September 24th, this coming Saturday. 

    We will be weeding around the trees and willow we planted last winter and early spring. There is a significant amount of reed canary grass and purple loostrife and these invasive plants need control. Some work tools will be provided. But it is likely we will do a lot of hand pulling.

    Time Line:   Starts at 10 AM and will last about 2 hours. If you have them please wear waterproof boots. the area along the stream is fairly muddy.

Where to park and where to work.

To RSVP please email tutedtrue@aol.com.

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Sept. 20 Volunteer Event

Volunteer event number 3 at Marianne Williams Park:

Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

We would love some help pulling noxious weeds, wrapping trees to mitigate beaver damage, closing unnecessary social trails and picking up trash along the river bank at the park. The more volunteers we have, the more of these goals we will work towards. We will be meeting in the parking lot at 5:30 on September 20th.

This is the first volunteer event we’ve had in the evening, and we would love to see you there!

Bring your fly rod for some evening fishing following the event if you’d like. Email Trevor@elevateflyfishing.com if you have any questions or to RSVP.

-Trevor Sheehan

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Come to our Sept. 14 Angler Celebration

Join the Trout Unlimited Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a celebration of the Treasure Valley’s unique angling community.

About this event

When: 6-9 PM. Wednesday, Sept. 14th

Where: Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park 500 S Walnut St, Boise, ID 83712

What: Meet the Ted Trueblood Chapter Board of Directors, local fishing community leaders, fishing retailers, conservation groups and more. This is a one-stop shop to connect with your anglers and learn about conserving our local resources.

Featuring: Casting demonstrations, fly tying demonstrations and more.

Food & Drink: Standard grilled fare (cheeseburgers, hot dogs etc.) will be served, with libations. Alcohol will be available, but identification will be required.

This is a free event. Donations are encouraged.

We request that you RSVP here

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Stewarding the Riparian

Our June 4 project at Marianne Williams Park is our initial foray into working along the riparian area of the Boise River at this park to improve the natural vegetation.

Boise River at Marianne Williams Park

A rainy day met our volunteer crew – which was nice! We were able to pull weeds in several areas on a day that was not too hot for outdoor work. Here are some photos:

Group photo of volunteers

We plan to do quarterly volunteer projects at this site in cooperation with Boise Parks and Recreation.

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June 4 Volunteer Project

The Ted Trueblood Chapter has signed an agreement with the City of Boise thru their Adopt-A-Habitat program. We are sponsoring 13.5 acres of river front riparian ground located between Mary Anne Williams Park and the Boise River in east Boise. 

We will have three to four volunteer projects per year at this site. It’s in Boise so you will have easy access to the projects and a city park restroom. Parking is beside the Greenbelt so if you choose to you can take a walk before or after the volunteer project. We encourage you to bring your kids to join us for these conservation projects.

Our first project is on June 4th starting at 9 am running to about noon.

We will be removing noxious weeds including Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) and Spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe),  wrapping (or rewrapping) cottonwoods for beaver protection and potentially closing some unnecessary social trails. 

We also will clean up trash as we work to remove the noxious weeds. 

The city will provide needed tools and materials. Just dress appropriately for the weather, grab some gloves, sunblock, a bottle of water and join us for our first project at our sponsored site along the Boise River.

To volunteer email Richard Jones at coffeerush@q.com

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you on June 4th!

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May 11 Trueblood Chapter Meeting

TU Member Online Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Rick Williams: “Salmon of the Pacific Northwest”

Live on Youtube !Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:00 p.m. (MDT)


Wednesday, May 11th, join the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited as we welcome Rick Williams to discuss Salmon of the Pacific Northwest.


 Rick’s presentation will focus on the more than century-long decline of salmon in the Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River, the general failure of management to reverse the decline, and many reasons for that failure.  The roles and impacts of hydrosystem development and over-reliance on hatchery production will be discussed.  Lessons learned will be noted and a new vision and roadmap for salmon restorationdescribed.

RICHARD N. WILLIAMS, PhD Fisheries – Conservation – Genetics
Rick Williams is a fisheries ecologist and Research Associate in the Department of Biology at The College of Idaho. His research and consulting focuses on conservation of native steelhead, redband, and cutthroat trout in western North America. Rick has been active in Columbia River salmon recovery issues since 1987, and in 2006, published a book on Pacific salmon recovery (Return to the River) that describes the century-long decline of Columbia River salmon and steelhead and proposes a new approach to their restoration. Rick continues to be active in writing and public speaking on Snake River and Columbia River salmon and steelhead recovery.

Rick is also a Life Member of Trout Unlimited (TU), the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and Fly Fishers International (FFI). Rick serves as the Senior Conservation Advisor for FFI and is a Certified Master Instructor and Two-Hand Master Instructor. Rick is also an owner of Idaho Angler (www.IdahoAngler.com) a specialty fly fishing shop in Boise, Idaho. 
 This event will be broadcast for FREE on Facebook and on the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited’sYouTube page. 


Please share with anglers and community members who love Idaho salmon and steelhead !

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Idaho Gives May 2-5

Help support the youth programs of the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TTTU) by donating through Idaho Gives from NOWuntil Thursday, May 5 !


TTTU is participating again in Idaho Gives to help raise money for our youth programs, including Trout in the Classroom and the Woolly Buggers kids fishing club. These incredible programs teach kids about our natural environment, fish, and conservation while getting them out to enjoy nature and fly fishing.  We need your help to continue these programs and bring the amazing experience of nature to even more kids.

Don’t Wait !Please visit the Idaho Gives site at:
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/ted-trueblood-chapter-of-trout-unlimited-inc

Donate, then share this message
and link with your friends and family and ask them to help too! 

Trout in the Classroom collage. One of our youth programs supported with donations through Idaho Gives.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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April 28: Trout Unlimited’s Chris Wood in Boise

The Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited invites you to join Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited CEO, for a discussion on the path forward to remove the lower four Snake River dams and recover wild salmon and steelhead.This Boise event will be April 28th at 6:30 PM – at the Riverside Hotel on Chinden Blvd. in Garden City.

Chris Wood speaking at April 2019 conference sponsored by the Andrus Center for Public Policy

The Snake River Basin provides more than 50 percent of the coldwater habitat available to Pacific salmon and steelhead in the Lower 48. But these critical waters are blocked by the four lower Snake River dams and fish populations are in rapid decline. 

We have spent four decades and $17 billion trying to recover these iconic fish. It’s time that we rethink the future of the Northwest. 

The Northwest deserves abundant and sustainable Snake River wild salmon and steelhead. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure that future exists.  

We look forward to seeing you soon. Please RSVP at https://tu.myeventscenter.com/event/Imagine-A-Free-Flowing-Snake-River-An-Evening-61005

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April 13 Trueblood Chapter Meeting

Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents: 

BIOMARK
Technology & Conservation

A presentation by
Richie Carmichael
 


PIT Tagging Juvenile Fish
 

Join us next Wednesday, April 13th, as the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents Richie Carmichael of BIOMARK, “Leveraging Technology for Fisheries Conservation”

Conservation and evaluation of fisheries and aquatic resources requires an ever-evolving approach and adoption of emerging technologiesBiomark LLC has been on the forefront of technology development and deployment for monitoring of in-stream and river environments, with projects worldwide.

In this talk we will cover a variety of technologies and applications focused on fisheries conservation, primarily in the Columbia Basin, and ESA listed endangered species such as Chinook salmon and steelhead. Starting with basic passive integrated transponder tags (PIT tags) and the various utility of this technology and moving to development and deployment of remote sensing techniques such as UAV multispectral imaging and advanced machine learning approaches for improving stream enhancement and communicating restoration effectiveness.

Additionally, we will touch on where the future of technology may be headed in fisheries and stream ecology and how Biomark LLC plays a role in this future.

Richie Carmichael is the Associate Director of Professional Services for Merck Animal Health’s North America Aqua business. He has previously served in a variety of roles all focused on fisheries research and conservation. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Research from the University of Idaho’s Center for Ecohydraulics Research. He has authored and co-authored articles ranging from remote sensing, civil engineering, and ecohydraulics to fisheries science, watershed evaluations, habitat monitoring protocols, and endangered species recovery. He was the recipient of an Idaho State Council of Trout Unlimited graduate scholarship for outstanding graduate work during his time at the University of Idaho. He is a passionate conservationist, enjoys complex and challenging ecological problems, and hopes to leave this world a better place for generations to come. In his free time Richie enjoys rafting, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.


Stream Antennas
 

Live on Youtube !Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. (MDT)

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Woolly Buggers Restart

We are gearing up and need volunteers!  We have several events in the works for the spring and summer and we plan to get back to our normal schedule (2nd Tuesday of the month) again this fall.
 

April 12th  –  Kristin Armstrong Municipal Park
Woolly Buggers meeting – Gear up !

This is a fly rod set-up and casting instructionmeeting at Kristin Armstrong Municipal Parkfrom 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Show up early to sign-in, get your name tag and say hi to friends old and new. Instruction will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp.
RSVP Required your 8+ year old Woolly Buggers


April 30th  –  Julius Kleiner Park
Clayne Baker Memorial Fishing Day

We will be at Kleiner Park, at picnic shelter A2, at 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. We will talk a little about the Woolly Buggers and their history with Clayne Baker, then we will practice casting, learn about fly fishing gear, and get out on the pond to fish. We will provide all fishing gear and flies, but you are also welcome bring your own.
RSVP Required