Next, We should be having a representative of one of the oldest watershed
protection advocacy groups in the nation, RIVERS UNLIMITED, speak on the
MUSKINGUM RIVER, and the benefits of dam removal to a river, and local
economy. This talk should also include some talk about species in that river
Next, we will have Hocking Hills naturalist, Pat Quackenbush, present a talk
on aquatic life and streams of the picturesque Hocking Hills Gorge
areas,Which includes the HOCKING RIVER, and which are home to a couple
species of Lamprey. (not sure what he said yet, as this is only a briefing)
Pat has offered to lead a trip to these sights. The word "Hocking" is
derived from the Native American word meaning "Bottle-necked river valley"
Now folks, if you want to get a feel for habitat diversity, and ecosystem
function, as well as be surrounded by breathtaking beauty of Hemlock shaded
gorges, stunning rock formations, waterfalls, and more... BRING YOUR CAMERA,
because this is the trip you will want to go on. There are some unique
snorkling opps. here as well, in thaat there are several "pool" habitats
found in the rocks of the gorges. You can get a glimpse of this area by
looking at one of the photo galleries in the HOCKING HILLS websites!...
Next, I have contacted someone from The Nature Conservancy to do a talk on
The Big and Little Darbys, and to speak of species found there as well as
conservation efforts to protect this extreemly diverse and unique aquatic
eco system. I am attempting to make an outing there as optional.
Next, I am arranging talks on The GRAND RIVER system in N.E. Ohio, The
Mahoning River and it's shocking history of abuse, and it's amazing
comeback. I also hope to have NANFA member Mark Smith speak of his effort
that resulted in "Breeding Borrkies", as well as Division of Wildlife's
efforts with the Cleveland Zoo to raise these fish, and restore their
population and habitat in The state scenic river CHAGRIN.
I am also looking to have members do some presentations such as regional
reps preparing reports as to activity going on in those regions, as well as
demonstrations on creating life like aquarium back grounds..... I am
letting Randy Sanders find some people from the Universities to give talks
as well. Well, There is so much more to arrange, I hope this little bit has
"baited" your interest!.... Sincerely, Rob Carillio, Ohio NANFA.... If any
one wants to volunteer on anything at all, just e-mail me or call me TOLL
FREE at 1-877-236-2033.... THANKS
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