Stream Cleanup and Planting of new plants Meetup Saturday, June 4,2016,  8 AM on the Mill River, Congress St area.

Join the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Saturday, June 4 at 8 AM for the next phase in our Mill River restoration efforts.  Thanks to grants from Orvis and Patagonia, Nutmeg TU has the funds to proceed with the planting of indigenous plant species along the Congress Street section of the Mill River in Fairfield.  This is a culmination of 3 years of invasive species removal to prepare the site. 

Those who attend should dress appropriately — long sleeves, long pants, boots, work gloves, hats, insect repellent, etc. There is poison ivy, biting insects, and ticks on the site.  To ensure there enough tools, volunteers are also asked to bring their own shovels, mattocks, etc. if possible. (no axes or hatchets please).   The chapter will also provide some tools.

We plan to serve a basic grill lunch – hot dogs, water, etc. 

Everyone welcome – TU members, potential members, kids, scouts or anyone interested in helping restore one of our lower Fairfield County treasures – the Mill River. 

Planning to attend?  RSVP on Meetup.com.  Use this link:  Meetup.com RSVP.  Contact Ed Grzeda at eegrzeda@gmail.com for questions or info.  Parking is along Congress St. just west of Exit 46 on the Merritt Pkwy (Route 59 – Easton Tpke/Sport Hill Rd).  A map can be found here.

 Cleanup & Planting 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Stay as long or as little as you can.  Late arrivals are welcome.

 Please be careful while parking and walking on Congress Street.

 Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, June 11, 2016, on the Farmington River.  Kris Mancini will be our contact.  You may reach him for questions or RSVP at oldglorylandscpng@sbcglobal.net

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, June 14, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, June 28, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.






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