April Newsletter

April Meeting

Wednesday, April 20th at 7 pm.

Join us for the April meeting in the Headwaters of the Yakima, as we put the planning and execution phases of the Teanaway plan into action. We are planning to meet outside, in the Teanaway Community Forest, at the Middle Fork
Campground. See the map below for directions. Please be prepared for weather, and if you'd like to camp out under the stars, make plans! We are working on an alternate location in the event of inclement weather. At the April meeting, we'll cover Chapter business, including financial and membership updates. The Conservation Committee will be planning future work days and events. Stick around after the meeting for campfire and sleep under the stars!

Map for April meeting:

Angler Science Day

Conservation Chair Nathanial Rowley will be leading an "angler science" day prior to the meeting, along with our WDFW partner and EAS sponsor Gabe Temple. We'll be visiting existing temperature monitoring sites and developing future sites for placement. This will be a limited RSVP event so please contact Nathanial (yrhtu090@gmail.com) to ensure you are on the list of participants.

IFFF Fair in Ellensburg, WA. April 28th and 29th

IFFF Fair in Ellensburg, WA. April 28th and 29th. Please RSVP at the April meeting, or via email. You may also contact the Chapter to volunteer via the Facebook page. We need volunteers to staff an informational booth about the Chapter and our activities in the Headwaters.

Yakima River Cleanup - At Helen McCabe Park

Get out and enjoy the fresh air while you help a great cause, sign up today!
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Yakima River Cleanup
9:30AM – 1:30PM
SURC East Patio

Help us for the 43rd Yakima River Cleanup by participating in trail restoration, litter removal, and campsite renovation throughout the Yakima Canyon. With over 280 volunteers requested, this will be a very large event! Light breakfast, lunch, transportation, and t-shirt is provided.

T-shirt registration deadline is April 7th.
Visit the CLCE in SURC 256 to start volunteering. If you have volunteered with the CLCE before, you can sign up for volunteer opportunities at www.cwu.edu/leadership-engage. For more information, call
(509) 963-1850 or email clce@cwu.edu

President's Update
We're officially one-year into the future of the headwaters, and your support has already made a big
difference in the health and sustainability of the Yakima River. Thank you for being a TU member, for
volunteering your time and financial support, and sharing in conservation work where you fish - it does

Join us this month for the start of our outdoor meeting series, beginning the Teanaway project work and
planning. Spend the day getting to know the topography, ecosystem, and work sites for our summertime
work restoring habitat, studying fish populations, and learning valuable "how to" skills.
Stick around after the meeting for campfire and sleep under the stars!
Derek Young
President, Yakima River Headwaters TU



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