Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Project Healing Waters

The nonprofit conservation group Twin Cities Trout Unlimited is inviting the public to the group's first annual Fall Festival Fundraiser (FFF) at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway in Eagan, Friday, October 14 from 6-9 p.m. 

The fun event includes buffet, cash bar, games, door prizes, silent auction, and a program by fishing guide Matt Doth on how to catch trophy trout up to 30 inches long in the Vermillion River in Dakota County.

All members of the chapter are volunteers, and proceeds support their local work, including:

Restoring more miles of the Vermillion River, in Lakeville, Farmington, Empire, and Vermillion Township. The group has restored more than three miles so far, and will hold a community volunteer work day October 29 east of Farmington, with free lunch for volunteers. Pre-register with Tony Nelson: tony@twincitiestu.org or call him: (952) 486-2282.

 Restoring small trout streams in Burnsville and Eagan.

Supporting water science education in local schools, including the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley and Lakeville South High School, with the support of the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, and the VRWJPO.

 Volunteering to help hospitalized veterans at the Minneapolis VA recover through teaching them how to tie fishing flies, and taking them on fly fishing outings. The next outing is October 13. If you'd like to volunteer, contact Rob Noirjean: Rob@twincitiestu.org

More information and $59 fundraiser tickets are available at www.twincitiestu.org/FFF, or call chapter communications volunteer Dan Callahan at (651) 238-2111.

And we're inviting the community to help us on our Vermillion Riverkeepers project Saturday October 29th. We'll feed volunteers lunch after we finish clearing buckthorn and other invasives from the DNR's South Branch of the Vermillion state Aquatic Management Area east of Farmington.

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