visit often to keep up on what's happening with the Chapter
Annual Fundraising Banquet
Money raised at the Annual Fundraising Banquet is used for projects on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers. (Go to the project list.)
Mark your calendars now and plan on attending the banquet on May 9 at Treetops Resort east of Gaylord.
The Chapter was given a Bob Summers bamboo rod to raise money
for conservation projects. Bob Summers learned to build bamboo rods
when working for Paul Young in Detroit. He now builds rods in Traverse City.
The drawing for this special raffle will be held at the Old Au Sable Fly Shop on July 25th.
Go here to learn more about this special opportunity.
Join Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter
Use the link below to join TU and be assigned to Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter.
After clicking on the link, scroll down to Michigan and pick #001.
Craig Porter has been really busy lately videoing what's happening on the Upper Au Sable River.
Craig says "On AuSableTrout.com you'll find stories about the famed Au Sable River-- the fishing, the fishers, the ecosystem, and the ongoing efforts of many
dedicated men and women to protect this amazing resource."
The Chapter is working hard to involve local youth in cold water conservation activities.
One activity, Kid's Fly Tying, just finished a second very successful year. As many as nine Grayling Middle School students stayed after school on Wednesdays to tie. Mark Hendricks was the lead instructor and was assisted by Karen Harrison, Jim Wilkinson, Paul Messack, Bob Andrus, Marie Harrington, and David Smith.
A second activity, Trout in the Classroom, is in its sixth year. Two GMS classrooms and one Roscommon High School are raising brown trout from eggs to fry using equipment purchased and maintained by the Chapter. Visit Mrs. Wilkinson's website to follow along.