I have a cabin reserved and noone else to share it with. There should be plenty of
room for anyone needing a place to stay at the park. We can divide up the cost.
Look me up on Thursday or let me know on the list if you want to make arrangements
ahead of time.
> 30 July 2001
> I haven't informed anyone up to this point, but I plan to attend the NANFA
> Convention, and will have my adult son with me (also named Bob, but from New
> Unless you have a better idea, I'll just "wing it" with regard to where
> we'll be staying, etc. I've never encountered a situation where I was unable
> to find a motel of some sort...
> I will be driving in, picking up my son at the Columbus airport around 4:00
> Thursday afternoon, then heading for Hocking Hills.
> Bob Sinclair
> Santa Barbara, California
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Scharpf <ichthos_at_charm.net>
> To: NANFA e-mail list <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> Date: Monday, July 30, 2001 5:14 AM
> Subject: NANFA-- just 25 days away
> >from Rob Carillio....
> >Good Summer everyone!!!
> >It's Rob, your convention host! Listen up good people... The convention
> >weekend is approaching fast! It's hard to believe that almost a year has
> >passed since I found myself wanting to give this thing a try! HA! Well
> >believe me... I haven't done anything really... except pulling everyone
> >together and assigning tasks... making lots of phone calls.. sending
> >.. etc.. Actually, this thing has been put together in 2 months less than a
> >year as I see it, and I'm impressed so far with how things have fallen into
> >place. If it weren't for all of you being so prompt and cooperative, there
> >would be no convention. Everyone is doing their part, and the puzzle is
> >coming together nicely. The final picture should be very pleasing. There
> >just a few comments I want to make right now that come to mind...
> >First of all, if there is anyone out there who needs to report anything at
> >all to me about their participation in this event, PLEASE SAY SO NOW!!!!
> >Please ask any questions you have... I am under the impression that all of
> >us know "where we should be... and when we should be"... If their are any
> >items you would like to donate to the auction or raffle... please bring
> >along with you. Those participating in the regional habitat aquarium
> >displays, you are responsible to bring outlet strips... cords...stands...
> >aquarium equipment... etc... There will be some tables that we can use to
> >set tanks on, but they are the standard 8 foot meeting tables, so that is
> >why I am suggesting the option of just bringing a stand, as perhaps your
> >stand will add to the display's character! Still, If you don't have one, we
> >should be able to set it on one of the tables, providing it's no more than
> >twenty gallons (weight concerns) I will offer my direction once you bring
> >the goods to the lodge... Anyone wishing to bring literature or small items
> >for display are also welcome to do so.
> >As for the field outings, we have several opportunities to get out in the
> >streams, but the main observation and field trip will be with ODNR'S Randy
> >Sanders, on Salt Creek, so I would encourage all of us to attend this one.
> >NOTE: THIS WILL BE AN EDUCATIONAL AND OBSERVATIONAL TRIP ONLY. FISHES MAY
> >NOT BE RETAINED.
> >Roger Thoma will also conduct a crayfish id workshop on this stream! Others
> >will be offered, and can be attended accordingly. In addition, we have
> >NANFA'S Mark Binkley lending a hand to visit a site on the nationally
> >recognized Big Darby!!! Brook Trout speaker, and NANFA member, Mark Smith
> >will be offering a trip opportunity to private property within his
> >featuring a nice clear running stream with nicely wooded riparian zone! Pat
> >Quackenbush will offer a hike in selected areas of the Hocking Hills gorges
> >and will lend his expertise on the geology, flora and fauna of these unique
> >and stunningly beautiful areas! There will be opportunities there for some
> >stream observation as well. Mac Albin has agreed to lead some folks to a
> >tributary of the Hocking River.. I am not sure what he calls it, but he
> >indicates to me that it is a very picturesque stream that has demonstrated
> >to be home to 35 species in small stretches. He indicates that there is a
> >small hike to gain access, but the scenery is worth it!! We may just have
> >to vote on what we want to attend, thereafter Randy's outing! HA! Day
> >fishing licenses can be purchased from a little nearby store called Grandma
> >Faye's.. In addition, there are the usual Wal-Marts and K-Marts in nearby
> >Lancaster.. (birth place of General William T. Sherman!)
> >I am encouraging anyone with excellent id skills to offer their expertise
> >doing just that in the streams we visit, as I have told the park, that we
> >will keep track of what we actually find in the streams!!! Just to show how
> >much we appreciate these streams, we should practice good "stream
> >etiquette"... This means not stomping the stream and habitat excessively,
> >and taking a gentle approach to what we will do..I also encourage anyone
> >seeing litter laying on the stream banks, or in the stream, to clean it
> >place it in a bag and leave the area better than we found it... at least
> >BTW... For those of you who enjoy snorkeling lakes and ponds, I have been
> >told by one of the park officials that springfed Rose Lake within the
> >hocking Hills State Park, offers excellent opportunity for this!!! It's
> >pretty clear, deep, and home to the beautiful Long Ear Sunfish!
> >Ok... now, If I left out anything, please holler!!!
> >If there is anyone needing directions to this event... please contact me at
> >darterman_at_hotmail.com or call me at 330-393-4448. Finding Hocking Hills
> >is pretty easy from all points ... all directions from which you would be
> >coming. You can also contact your local AAA office for assistance in this
> >situation, or call 1-800-BUCKEYE.
> >Ok everyone, this has the potential to be a wonderful and unforgettable
> >weekend. It's in a place rich in History and natural beauty... Lots of back
> >roads for scenic drives, and bike rides, so don't forget your camera!
> >is plenty to do for anyone...lots of hiking trails... plenty of habitat
> >examples of which our native fishes make their home! Please register if
> >haven't and please encourage others to attend this event.. Cabins are going
> >quickly. If there is anyone who still has room in their cabin for a late
> >guest, we would kindly ask that maybe you could extend a little
> >and open your doors .. this is your choice, however. If you can't get a
> >cabin, there are plenty of lodging places and campgrounds in the area...
> >Visit NANFA'S web site and see all the Convention info. and details
> >Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at NANFA 2001!
> > Sincerely, Rob Carillio
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