This month’s general meeting of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers will be held at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Thursday, January 28, 2015. The Wet Fly will begin at 6pm with dinner at 6:45. The program will begin at 7:30 and will be followed by the general membership meeting.
This month there will be two parts to our program. First, we are fortunate to be able to honor the club award winners from 2015 during our annual awards ceremony. This is a great opportunity to come and learn more about what some of your fellow club members have been up to this year and honor some of our outstanding contributors!
The second part of the program will feature Gabe Epperson, Conservation Director from the Whatcom Land Trust (WLT). Gabe is coming at the invitation of Dan Coombs and the 4CFF Conservation Committee so that we can all learn about the activities of the WLT and consider how we might partner with them on upcoming projects. Here is some additional info about Gabe and the WLT.
Gabe has a background in Urban Planning and large-scale environmental planning with a focus on public outreach. He was the Planning Director at Envision Utah for 5 years, completing the Blueprint Jordan River and Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow projects, which included thousands of Utah residents and led to the formation of the Jordan River Commission and the protection of hundreds of acres of wildlife habitat and recreation lands in the Salt Lake metro area. Mr. Epperson moved to Bellingham in June last year to do land acquisition and conservation planning for the WLT.
For over 30 years the Whatcom Land Trust has been working to protect critical wildlife habitat, farms and recreational lands, by securing ownership interest in properties and promoting stewardship. As part of the 30 year anniversary, the Land Trust has recently completed a Land Conservation Plan which outlines geographic focal areas throughout the county and identifies strategies to accomplish its mission. Gabe will be presenting an overview of the new plan and highlighting a few areas in the county that he is currently working to protect critical fish habitat.
Please RSVP for the meeting by Tuesday, January 26 (midnight deadline) by visiting http://4cff.eventbrite.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 360-319-1350. Be sure to indicate if you’ll be having dinner or just attending the meeting, and remember that a dinner reservation made is a binding commitment to pay. Also, a reminder that getting your RSVP in on time helps us provide an accurate count for the kitchen and we very much appreciate your help in placing your reservations on time.
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4th Corner Fly Fishers
The members of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers (located in Bellingham, WA) are united by our enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing and by our desire to preserve and enhance fishing opportunities for all. To these ends, we will strive to promote conservation of angling brotherhood and to broaden the understanding of fellow anglers.