NANFA 2001 Convention Itinerary
Thursday, August 23rd
Arrival/check in Meeting Room at the Hocking Hills Lodge, which will be open for lounging, snacks, drinks, exhibits, etc.
Friday, August 24th
8:00 am Speakers' presentations begin in the Meeting Room; continental breakfast is provided. Introduction/welcome by Robert Carillio, Ohio NANFA Regional Representative.
8:35 am Mac Albin, Franklin County Metroparks Aquatic Ecologist, "Fishes of The Big and Little Darby Creek"
9:05 am Mark Smith, Ohio NANFA, "Keeping Native Brook Trout in the Home Aquarium"
9:35 am Pat Quackenbush, Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist, "Aquatic Life of the Hocking Hills Gorges"
10:05 am Break time/intermission
10:35 am Nick Zarlinga, Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo, "Creating Realistic and Natural Habitats in the Aquarium for Native Fishes"
11:05 am Matt White, Ohio University, Athens, "Gam e Fish are Natives, Too!"
11:35 am Ken Wintin, Arizona Desert Museum, "Native Fishes at the Arizona Desert Museum"
12:10 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm Mike Fremont, Rivers Unlimited, "Economic Impacts of a Clean River/Dam Removal/Muskingum River"
1:45 pm Randy Sanders, Ohio Department Of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, "Stream Protection and Restoration Efforts in Ohio"
2:20 pm Robert Carillio, Ohio NANFA, "Realistic Lighting to Enhance Your Aquarium Habitat and Fishes"
3:30 pm Roger Thoma, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, "Fishes of the Lake Erie Shoreline and Wetlands"
3:45 pm Robert Davic, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, "The Mahoning River: Past, Present and Future"
Saturday, August 25th
Lodge and meeting room will be open. Breakfast available in Hocking Hill Lodge¹s restaurant, or prepare your own breakfast in your cabin.
FIELD TRIPSDeparting 9:30 am
Randy Sanders' trip to Salt Creek in nearby Vinton County. Roger Thoma will also conduct a crayfish ID workshop on this stream ! Note: This is an educational and observational trip only. Fishes may not be retained.
Simultaneous with Randy's trip, Pat Quackenbush will lead a nature hike to Old Man's Cave and Conkles Hollow. See various native fish habitats and lots of interesting geology. Guaranteed to give newcomers and old pros alike a renewed and better understanding and appreciation for native fishes.
After the Salt Creek trip, Mac Albin will lead a trip to a tributary of the Hocking River. A small hike is required, but the scenery's worth it!
Combined, trips will last for most of the day.
7:30 pm Banquet in Meeting Room
9:30 pm The Classic NANFA Auction!
Sunday, August 26th
MORE FIELD TRIPSDeparting 9:00 am
NANFA's Mark Binkley will lead a trip to the nationally recognized Big Darby River.
Brook trout speaker Mark Smith will lead a trip to two creeks on private property. One is an unnam ed tributary to Little Walnut Creek (Scioto River drainage) in northwestern Fairfield County. The other is Rock Mill Creek, also in Fairfield County, which feeds a dam med pond that overflows into the Hocking River.
After these two trips, we will gather back at the lodge to relax, mingle, and to begin closing out the convention.