News Release of the North American Native Fishes Association
(Press only) Bob Bock, bockhouse_at_earthlink.net
(Meeting information) Rob Carillio, darterman_at_hotmail.com; phone
NANFA Annual Meeting Slated for Appalachian Foothills of Ohio
This year's annual meeting of the North American Native Fishes Association
will be held in the rolling, graceful foothills of Hocking Hills State Park,
near Logan, Ohio, from August 24th through 26th, 2001. The area is known for
its rocky cliffs and hemlock shaded gorges. Along with collecting
opportunities for such spectacularly colored native fish as the redbelly
dace, the meeting will also feature a number of knowledgeable speakers.
Husbandry and Propagation of Native Fishes at the Arizona/Sonora Desert
Museum, by Ken Winton.
How to Make Money for your community by Restoring River Corridors and
Improving Water Quality, by Mike Fremont.
Game Fish Can be Natives, Too: Walleye in the Ohio River, by Matt White,
Fishes of the Lake Erie Shoreline, and a workshop on crayfish
identification, by Roger Thomas, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
The Fishes of Hocking Hills Gorge, by Pat Quakenbush, Hocking Hills Park
Fishes and Other Aquatic Life of the Big and Little Darby Rivers, by Mac
Creating Museum Grade, Life Like Habitats for the home aquarium, Nick
Zarlinga, Cleveland Metropark Zoo Aquarist.
Affordable lighting alternatives to enhance the appearance of native fish
aquaria, by Rob Carillio, NANFA Ohio Regional Representative.
Meeting organizers are planning a total of 5 field trips. The main
collecting trip will be to Salt Creek, a tributary of the Scioto River in
Vinton County. ODNR biolgist Randy Sanders will demonstrate electroshocking
techniques (be sure to bring rubber waders). More than 40 different species
live in the creek. Mark Smith will lead a trip to Fairfield County to
collect in a small, clean, privately owned creek that's home to various
darter and dace species. NANFA members will also set up displays of fishes
natives to various parts of the country. The NANFA auction will feature
books, artwork, apparel, aquarium supplies, nets and traps. Meeting
attendees are encourage to bring unwanted items to the auction for donation.
The meeting registration fee is $65. Spouses and significant others can
attend for just $55. This fee includes a Saturday buffet banguet. Additional
savings can be had by staying at a Hocking Hills State Park Cottage, at a
cost of $89.80 per night. (A one night stay is $112.25. Because the Park is
very popular, cottages fill quickly. We strongly urge that you reserve your
cottage now. To make reservations, phone the Park directly at
1-800-282-7275. For information on other lodging choices, call 1-800-HOCKING
to request a free Visitor's Guide, or visit http://www.hockinghills.com.
Send registration fees, no later than August 10, to NANFA, 1107 Argonne
Drive, Baltimore MD 21218. Meeting updates and raffle tickets are available
on the NANFA website, at http://www.nanfa.org.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <mbinkley_at_columbus.rr.com>
To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>; <nanfa-bod at aquaria.net>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 9:42 AM
Subject: NANFA-- You're Invited to the GCKA-NANFA-CAFE picnic in Ohio
> Important Announcement:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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