Sunday, February 28, 2010

Russian River Wild Steelhead Society

While at the Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival last month, I met some of the founders of the newly formed
Russian River Wild Steelhead Society. The mission statement of this new organization is dedicated to the
preservation, protection and enhancement of wild Russian River Steelhead and the Russian River watershed.
They had two fundraising events last year which were very successful and got the group off to a solid start. The Society is already involved implementing their Trout in the Classroom Project, is working on some ideas for river restoration, and has planned another fundraiser on April 17th at the Russian River Sportman’s Club in Duncan Mills. I will let you the details of that event as soon as I receive them. If you wish to contact the Society, their email is: RRwildsteelheadsociety@gmail.com.

One of the founders whom I met, Chris Aff is a guide and flytyer who has graciously offered to take a group of GWWF members out someday soon to fish the Russian River for free. We need to wait until conditions have settled down on the river and I will be in touch about this exciting offer as well.

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