4CFF General Meeting - March 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
This month's general meeting of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers will be held at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on February 27, 2014. The Wet Fly will begin at 6pm with dinner at 6:45pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm and will be followed by the general membership meeting.
This month’s presenter is Rich Bowers. Rich is the Pacific Northwest Coordinator for the Hydropower Reform Coalition, a consortium of more than 150 outdoor recreation and conservation organizations nationwide that have effectively reduced the footprint of hydropower dams on rivers. Rich provides regional and national coordination and communication with more than 36 members in the Northwest, as well as industry, agency and tribal partners regarding individual project licensing, and on issues such as hydropower strategy, training, and policy. Rich is the former Executive Director of American Whitewater, and before that, Conservation and Hydropower Program Director. He is a founding steering committee member for both the Hydropower Reform Coalition and the California Hydropower Reform Coalition. In addition to Northwest Coordinator, Rich has been a nonprofit consultant, board member and a volunteer river advocate for many issues since moving to Bellingham, WA from Maryland in 2001. Rich currently serves on the Board of Directors for both American Whitewater and the Whatcom Land Trust.
Rich’s talk is on protecting and restoring rivers, and changing the way rivers are harnessed for energy. He will look at hydro dams in the region – statewide, in Whatcom County, and in British Columbia. He will also talk a bit about a proposal to seek ‘wild and scenic’ designation for the Nooksack River. This promises to be a informative and thought-provoking presentation. I hope you can attend.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 25 by visiting http://4cff.eventbrite.com or by contacting me via email at email@example.com 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 for you to pay. Also, a reminder that getting your RSVP in on time helps us provide an accurate count for the kitchen. Thanks for your help in placing your reservations on time!
I look forward to seeing you on the 27th!
4CFF Internal Vice President and Program Chair
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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.