NANFA-- Convention Bonus!

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 24 Jul 2001 16:11:46 -0400

Casper and Mark are right! Attending a NANFA annual convention is an
experience not to be missed. The camaraderie alone is worth it. I should
know. I met my soon-to-be wife at the Casper-hosted shindig in Chattanooga.
(We're getting married in Sept. What are we doing for our honeymoon? What
else? Traveling to Massachusetts to attend a New England regional meeting
with Rick Rego and the gang!)

Okay, so I can't guarantee that you'll meet a future life-mate at this
year's convention, but I can guarantee something almost as nice:

A FREE copy of the wonderful book, A GUIDE TO OHIO STREAMS.

Thanks to the book's author, Ohio DNR biologist Randy Sanders, every paid
convention attendee will receive a free copy of this book -- which is not
available for sale anywhere. You can't buy it on You can only
get it from the author...and at the NANFA 2001 Convention.

I received my copy a few weeks ago, and all I can say is this: EVERY STATE

A GUIDE TO OHIO STREAMS offers a comprehensive look at the geology, ecology,
value and uses of more than 60,000 miles of Ohio's flowing waterways. It's
120 pages long and in full color, literally bursting with photos and
artwork, including photos or illustrations of virtually every Ohio stream
fish, plus many invertebrates and amphibians.

The book was published by the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
(OCAFS) in partnership with ODNR, the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, and
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). Funding for the project was
provided by a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund and
cooperating partners.

"This guide culminates a six-year effort that involved input from many
people within the ODNR as well as the Ohio EPA, other public agencies,
universities and private groups," said Randy Sanders, who will be speaking
at the NANFA Convention and leading the main field trip. "With 10 chapters
and more than 230 wildlife illustrations, 60 photographs of Ohio streams and
40 maps, it will significantly help streamside landowners and others better
understand and appreciate Ohio streams."

The book contains chapters on stream ecology, geography and geology, habitat
quality, water quality and pollution control, wildlife diversity,
recreation, stream laws, and protection and restoration strategies. Also
included in the guide is a timeline and detailed descriptions of Ohio's
major watersheds.

Here's a look at the book's cover:

For more details about the 2001 Annual Convention, visit

Please register now. Myself and the future Mrs. Scharpf (the lovely and
talented Stephanie Brough) look forward to meeting you!

Chris Scharpf
NANFA Corporate Headquarters

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