> Top 10 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss the
> 2001 NANFA Convention in Hocking Hills, Ohio, August 24-26, 2001
> 10. It's in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
> What better place to enjoy nature than in a natural setting? This year's
> will be held at Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio (about 1.5 hrs.
> southeast of Columbus), in an area noted for its rocky cliffs,
> gorges, and scenic drives.
> 9. It's our most affordable meeting ever.
> The registration fee is just $65. Spouses and significant others can
> just $55. This fee includes a Saturday buffet banquet. Additional savings
> had by staying at a Hocking Hills State Park cottage. The cost per cottage
> $89.80/night. (A one-night stay is $112.25.) Each cottage sleeps up to six
> people and the cost can be split six ways. So, for example, a 3-night stay
> Hocking Hills State Park (not including registration fee) could cost each
> attendee as little as $44.95. What a bargain!
> Each air-conditioned cottage has two bedrooms (one with two twin beds, one
> a double bed), bath with shower, living room with trundle sofa, complete
> kitchen, dining area and screened porch. Also included are microwave,
> utensils, television, blankets, dishes, bed linens, toaster, 12 cup
> coffee maker, two courtesy bars of soap, and a set of six towels and
> Outdoor grills are provided for each cottage; you provide tile charcoal.
> are not permitted.
> Are you a camper? Camping facilities are provided. Call 1-800-282-7275 for
> details. Or visit http://www.hockinghillspark.com .
> Bring your own food and save even more! Prepare it in your cottage's
> out on the grill. As mentioned above, the Saturday banquet is included in
> registration fee. Munchies and drinks during the talks will also be
> Other meals can be bought at the State Park restaurant (very good prices)
> the nearby town of Logan.
> YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR COTTAGE NOW! Hocking Hills State Park is very
> the cottages fill quickly. We strongly urge that you reserve the cottage
> Perhaps your NANFA region would like to share the cost of the cottage and
> together. The time to start making arrangements is now! Call
> In addition to the cottages, the Hocking Hills area has lots of other
> choices, from cheap hotels to romantic B&B's. Call 1-800-HOCKING to
> free Visitor's Guide. Or visit http://www.hockinghills.com .
> 8. There's an impressive array of speakers and topics.
> * Ken Wintin, Arizona/Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson), "Husbandry and
> of Native Fishes at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum"
> * Mark Smith, Ohio NANFA, "Breeding Brookies in Aquaria"
> * Mike Fremont, Rivers Unlimited, "How to Make Money for Your Community by
> Restoring River Corridors and Improving Water Quality"
> * Randy Sanders, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, "Stream Protection &
> Restoration Efforts in Ohio"
> * Bob Davic, Ohio EPA, "The Mahoning River: Its Past, Present and Future"
> * Matt White, Ohio University (Athens), "Game Fish Can Be Natives, Too:
> in the Ohio River"
> * Roger Thoma, Ohio EPA, "Fishes of the Lake Erie Shoreline" and a
> crayfish identification
> * Pat Quackenbush, Hocking Hills Park Naturalist, "The Fishes of Hocking
> Other speakers are planned but not confirmed. Speakers and topics subject
> 7. Learn how to create life-like, museum-grade habitats for your home
> No more sticking those ugly pictures on the backs of your tanks! Nick
> Cleveland Metroparks Zoo aquarist, will show you how to duplicate mud
> banks, root wads, and overhanging river banks in your home aquaria. This
> and artistic presentation is not to be missed!
> In addition, Rob Carillio will demonstrate affordable lighting
> enhance the appearance of native fish aquaria while maintaining a
> 6. There will be at least 5 field trips to choose from.
> Sites are still being scouted, but the main collecting trip will be to
> Creek, a tributary of the Scioto River in nearby Vinton County. Here, ODNR
> biologist Randy Sanders will demonstrate electroshocking techniques (be
> bring rubber waders!). Over 40 different species live in this creek! (If
> plan on taking fish with you, then you will need to purchase an Ohio
> Mark Smith has agreed to lead a trip to Fairfield County (about 30 min.
> Hocking Hills) to collect in a small, clean, privately owned creek that
> various darter and dace species.
> 5. View aquarium set-ups from various regions.
> Attendees are invited to bring fishes from home and show them off.
> aquariums will be supplied. You'll also get to see Rob Carillio's amazing,
> one-of-a-kind "water shed" exhibit.
> 4. Enjoy a keg of locally brewed beer.
> What's a native fish meeting without libations? Enjoy this brew from the
> Buckeye Brewing Company. This is the GOOD stuff!
> 3. Take home ridiculously underpriced items at the fabulous NANFA auction.
> Books. Artwork. Apparel. Aquarium supplies. Nets and traps. You name it,
> up for bid. If you have any unwanted books or aquarium-related items,
> with you and donate them to the auction. Proceeds help fund NANFA's
> and education grant programs.
> 2. There's plenty to do for the entire family.
> While you're attending the talks, your family can be enjoying the
> area. The park has a public swimming pool, playground, volleyball,
> and a lake for fishing. The Hocking Hills area has tons of hiking, nature
> canoeing, horseback riding, and more. Call 1-800-HOCKING to request a free
> Visitor's Guide. Or visit http://www.hockinghills.com .
> 1. Meet people who are just as nuts about native fishes as you are.
> One the best features of any NANFA convention is the chance to hang out
> talk fish with fellow native fish enthusiasts. Youčre guaranteed to make
> friends. And, of course, catch up with old ones.
> Call 1-800-282-7275 to reserve your cottage now! DON'T PUT THIS OFF. THESE
> COTTAGES GO QUICKLY.
> Send registration fees, no later than Aug. 10, to NANFA, 1107 Argonne Dr.,
> Baltimore, MD 21218.
> Questions? Can't get a cottage? Call Rob Carillio at 1-330-393-4448 or
> at darterman_at_hotmail.com.
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