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Conservation

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It is the charge of the Gulf Coast Council to both educate about and help conserve those natural resources valuable to the fly fishing experience. In doing so, the GCC works through its member clubs to conduct grass-roots based projects.

It is our job to guide requests through the GCC Board of Directors and/or on to the International Federation of Fly Fishers Conservation Committee for funding. Requests for conservation funding for such GCC club-based projects should be sent directly to Chuck Fisk, GCC VP Conservation: c.fiskjr@mchsi.com 

Just a few examples of conservation projects include: restoration of a public pond, stocking of a water following a fish kill, establishing youth or handicap access, fish tagging,  planting or seeding of mangroves or similiar vegetation to protect against wetlands loss. Many projects can be cooperative efforts with other organizations such as the Coastal Conservation Association, Nature Conservancy and others.

NOTE: Each club can apply to receive up to $1,500 for their respective project from the IFFF, plus additional funds from the GCC.  More information about Conservation grants can be found at:

http://www.fedflyfishers.org/Conservation.aspx.

 

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March 3, 2014

From the desk of Phil Greenlee, CEO - IFFF:

A letter was sent to the Sportsman’s Alliance for inclusion in a packet they are delivering to the EPA.  There was a victory in the this past week and we want the EPA to know we are pleased with their decision to evaluate whether to block the mine.

 Phil

 


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