From David Dornblaser:
On Saturday, May 21st, 2011 there will be a Driftless Area Banquet & Fundraiser including a pig & lamb! roast at the West Fork Sportsman's Club. We will also be holding a fundraiser which will include, among other things, both graphite and cane rods to benefit TUDARE, Driftless Area projects; and, the West Fork Sportsman's Club. On that Saturday night we will be honoring Dave Vetrano for all of his years of outstanding and leading edge stream and habitat improvement. It's fitting that we hold this event at the WFSC as it is Grandfather of stream improvement efforts not only in the Driftless Area but nationally as well. TUDARE (Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration Effort) IS the standard for stream and habitat work nationally thanks to the efforts and support of the residents of the Driftless Area, local TU chapters, Jeff Hastings; and, the resources provided by individuals and groups outside of that area. We invite anyone who can read this to join us on May 21st, 2011. We will be inviting all of the MN, IA, WI & IL TU chapters to join us as well. If your chapter or friends are thinking of a spring outing in the Driftless Areas, and why wouldn't you be?, why not schedule it on the week-end of May 20 - 22nd to coincide with our banquet? We will be having free casting lessons, mentoring on the spring creeks, steam side conservation presentations, etc. If you group would like to join us in activities outside of the banquet, please contact me. More updates will be posted here; and, a new site specifically for this event http://www.springcreekangler.com, which will be updated shortly. The Driftless Area is filled with relaxing and wonderful activities for non-anglers as well. From canoe trips down the Kickapoo, winery visits, Amish tours, etc., to just kicking up your heels and relaxing, the Driftless Area is a very special part of the world.
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