Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited General Meeting

A special program Tuesday June 20 at Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Join us!

Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited General Meeting (RETU) - Free Event
June 20th, 2017, 6-8PM

Lagunitas Lounge
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma

Please join us for a Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited Chapter meeting at the Lagunitas Brewing Company this Tuesday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Refreshments and pizza will be served. You don't need to be a member, in fact please bring a friend or neighbor along!

We have several speakers lined up to make presentations about current topics that RETU is working on collaboratively with neighboring groups such as United Anglers of Casa Grande and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Photo courtesy of UACG

Photo courtesy of UACG

Dan Hubacker is Program Director for the United Anglers of Casa Grande (www.uacg.org ). This program includes a high school educational curriculum that operates a 35,000-gallon state-of- the-art salmon hatchery that is located on the campus of Casa Grande High School, in Petaluma, California, near the Petaluma River. It is the only one of its kind in the country, and can serve as an example of what is possible in educating and motivating high school students through a rigorous watershed science-based curriculum. In addition, the program does significant conservation in the Petaluma River watershed. Dan will talk about the program, its hopes for the future, and current opportunities for volunteers.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a wetland area that drains 254 miles in Sonoma County. It is of critical importance to many species, including salmon and steelhead. Wendy Trowbridge is Director of Restoration and Conservation Science Programs for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation ( www.lagunadesantarosa.org); and John Green is Lead Scientist/Project Director for the Gold Ridge Conservation District ( www.goldridgercd.org ). They will discuss the Laguna and its impact on salmonids. What do we know? What do we not know? They will also speak about an opportunity to increase our understanding of this watershed and the behavior of salmonids as they transit through it.

There will also be a short presentation about the Sonoma County Steelhead in the Classroom program. Learn about this educational effort that brings aquariums and steelhead eggs directly into elementary school classrooms around Sonoma County, where the students can watch them hatch and grow. Do you want to have a direct impact on instilling a love of watersheds and fish through a classroom hands-on learning program? This is an opportunity for you!