CONSERVATION CORNER BY:
Mike Berube, Conservation Chairman
The Conservation Committee is excited to announce that the club will be sponsoring a child to attend the 2015 Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy. Please see the below notification we received about the school.
The SFF will pay the tuition to the academy for one child, the parents will be responsible for the transportation to and from. This is not limited to family members of the club, although we would rather send a child affiliated to the club.
Please direct any questions to Mike Berube at email@example.com.
2015 NORTHWEST YOUTH CONSERVATION AND FLY FISHING ACADEMY
Once again we are preparing for another Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy to be held June 21-27, 2015 at Gwinwood Community Center on Hicks Lake in Lacey, WA. The Staff will be contacting over 50 dedicated volunteers to contribute their time for the success of the Academy – for the kids. This Academy is all about the girls and boys, 12-16 years old, to teach them the basics of fly fishing and conservation. The event is one full week with the staff and youth living at the Gwinwood Center and boarding in cabins. All meals are provid- ed. Students need to bring their personal belongings, i.e., sleeping bags, pillows, rubber boots, etc. All fishing gear and fly tying equipment is provided, however, students may bring their own fishing gear.
The event is supported by WCTU and WSCIFFF, and members of South Sound FF, Olympia Chapter TU, WFFC, and Puget Sound Fly Fishers of Tacoma.
The cost to each student is still $275, but sponsorships are available through TU Chapters, FFF fly clubs and private donations. No applicant will be turned away because of lack of money.
Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015 until April 15, 2015. Applications may be downloaded from our website – www.nwycffa.org, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-753-1259. Each applicant must submit an essay explaining why THEY want to at- tend The Academy. A letter of recommendation is required from a school teacher or coun- selor. We have a Facebook page listed under our name for viewing pictures from previous events.
We are very proud of The Academy;; this has been a life changing experience for many of our youth.