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 Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Academy
   

Class of 2009 Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly-fishing Academy

2014 NORTHWEST YOUTH CONSERVATION & FLY FISHING ACADEMY

Applications are now being accepted from youths, ages 12 to 16, for the annual Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy. The Academy is located on Hicks Lake at the Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey, Washington and will be held from Sunday, June 22, to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Its purpose is to educate youth about the importance of conservation and natural resource stewardship. The Academy is sponsored by the Trout Unlimited Chapters of Washington and the Washington State Federation of Fly Fishers.  It is hosted by the Olympia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the South Sound Fly Fishers and Puget Sound Fly Fishers.

The Academy is coeducational and is limited to 24 youths. Youths having an interest in the outdoors, conservation, and fly fishing, are encouraged to apply. Acceptance to the Academy is based upon a written essay indicating an applicant's desire to attend and what she/he hopes to learn from it. Candidates need not be experienced anglers. A limited number of scholarships are available through Trout Unlimited chapters. Applicants desiring scholarship information are encouraged to contact a chapter president within their locale.

The Academy's curriculum is designed to provide students with a background in fundamental science and includes classes on ecology, hydrology, aquatic entomology, invasive species, watersheds, wildlife enforcement, and trout behavior. Each day also includes instruction for developing or improving the students' fly fishing skills including fly casting, fly tying, fly selection, streamside ethics and etiquette, knot tying, reading water, and water safety. Faculty and staff include wildlife resource professionals, noted northwest fly fishing and fly tying professionals and enthusiasts and Trout Unlimited volunteers.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2014. Cost, including meals and lodging, is $275. Fly fishing rods, reels, and fly tying equipment will be made available. 

For more information, visit the website.  For application or further information, send an e-mail to: nwycffa@comcast.net

Contacts:  Mike Clancy (360) 753-1259 or (253) 278-0061

                Jim Brosio (360) 943-9947

                                 

About Us
This is the Bellevue/Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
 
For a list of 2013 officers and to read meeting minutes, 
go here ...

Chapter membership total - 630

To see a calendar of 2013's activities  go here ...
News
Read Dallas Cross' article explaining where the Kokanee have gone Read here...

Support our chapter by buying gear from J. Stockard Fly Fishing (http://www.JSFlyFishing.com) thru the end of July. Ten percent of your purchase will be rebated to the club. Use coupon code TU109

Read Dallas Cross' article on sturgeon fishing opportunities Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fly fishing for Kamloops Trout Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on how fly tying is healing veterans. Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on waste water treatment issues. Read here...

USFWS denies endangered species listing for Lake Sammamish Kokanee Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fishing for Cutthroat trout in saltwater Read here...

Read Dallas Cross' article on fishing for kings in Lake Sammamish Read here...

Our chapter has received an Embrace-a-Stream grant from TU. Read here...

Here's an op-ed in the Oregonian relating to protection of endangered salmon stocks from California to British Columbia.  Pretty interesting! To read click here...

Read Dallas Cross' latest article about fishing access rights and Washington stream access laws Read here...
Kokanee Project
Find out what we're doing to help restore the Kokanee population in Lake Sammamish here.

Read a copy of the latest plan for supplementation of late-run kokanee in Lake Sammamish Click here...

Here's Hans Berge's Kokanee presentation from the general meeting on Feb 10, 2010 Click here...

Read a Seattle Times article about Mark Taylor's work on the Kokanee project Click here...

King County Council urges protection of Lake Sammamish Kokanee Click here...

An article in the Sound News discusses the plight of Kokanee in Lake Sammamish Click here...


Bear Creek Project
Read about a new project whose goal is to enhance lower Bear Creek in Redmond Click here

Trout Unlimited is working with Water Tenders to measure the effect of pollutants from SR520 on Bear Creek water quality Read more here
Fishing Report
Where are the fishing hotspots? More importantly, where are the fish?! We're not telling! No, really, go here.
Conservation Organizations

Save Lake Sammamish

Mountains to Sea Greenway

Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Sammamish

Sno-King Watershed Council

TU Youth
Read about Marvista  School's "Salmon in the Classroom" project...

Kids, do you have the Boy Scout fly-fishing merit badge
 More about fly-fishing merit badge

Cast for Kids Events -  September 8 - Gene Coulon Park.  For more information, click
here.

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