The Greater Cincinnati Killifish Association (GCKA)
http://www.intellweb.com/gcka/ has invited all NANFA members to join in
their summer picnic and fish collecting event, which will _not_ be held in
Cincinnati! It's in Mount Vernon, Ohio at the home of Catherine Carney,
which is in NE-Central Ohio, on June 9th at 10 am.
Here is Catherine's description of the activities:
We plan to go collecting at a couple of places in the area, including the
Kokosing River where NANFA and GCKA members collected in August 2000. We
will probably also collect on the Licking River behind the Velvet Ice Cream
Factory/Restaurant (fish collecting and ice cream too--can it get any
better). I'm going to get up to Knox Lake next week, I hope, and scope out
the shoreline, too.
We would like to invite NANFA members to join us for this picnic and
collecting trip and to help with fish ID and collecting techniques!
Please bring your own lawn chairs, table settings, a covered dish to share,
fish collecting and transport equipment, and a valid Ohio fishing license
if you want to collect or transport fish. GCKA will provide meat and pop.
Catherine will provide condiments, tossed salad, fruit salad, and ice
cream. We have a standing invitation from neighbors across the road to
fish any and all blue gill out of their pond that we want (sorry, have to
leave the bass and catfish alone), so there is a catch-your-lunch option
for anyone that wants it (grin). We will check for fishing licenses and
enforce the "no license, no collecting" policy rigorously.
There are a number of non-fish things in Mount Vernon and the surrounding
area for spouses and families, too. There's an antique and art festival in
town that day, lots of nice stores, etc. And people are welcome to "hang
out" on our deck or wade in the stream (we've seen "minnows" recently)...
Columbus Area Fish Enthusiast (CAFE) members are also invited, so we expect
a good time to be had by all.
The GCKA-NANFA-CAFE picnic/collecting trip is:
Saturday, June 9, 10 AM to ????
12723 Airport Road
Mount Vernon OH 43050
For more information and directions:
Catherine Carney's Phone is 740-392-5364
Catherine Carney's e-mail is schmidtcarney_at_ecr.net
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