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Meeting Minutes – July 16, 2012

Trout Unlimited – Cherokee Charter #577Meeting MinutesJuly 16, 2012Present: see sign-in sheet (Guest: Mike Bacon-Veteran ) Next meeting:  August 20 at 6:00pm @ Ryan’s I. Old Business and Past Events A. Unicoi Hatchery meeting minutes were passed around for review. A web-master still has not been found to assist with creation of a website. Next meeting is August… Continue Reading »

Meeting Minutes – May 21, 2012

Trout Unlimited – Cherokee Charter #577Meeting MinutesMay 21, 2012Present: see sign-in sheet (Guest: Jonathan Hooper) Next meeting:  June 18 at 6:00pm Tusculum City Park – picnic and fishing equipment swap I. Old Business and Past Events A. T-shirts with new logo were distributed to members – special thanks to Steve Ayers and John Kilday B. Kids… Continue Reading »

Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2012

Trout Unlimited – Cherokee Charter #577Meeting Minutes Mar19, 2012 Present:see sign-in sheet (Guest: Adam Vurnakes) Next meeting: Next meeting:  April 16, 2012 at 6:00pm Ryan’s Steakhouse (Guest Speaker: TBA) I. Discussions/Updates/Announcements A. Member Update – Paul Anderson had a second operation on his finger. He will be in a cast for the next 4-6 weeks.  … Continue Reading »

Meeting Minutes – February 20, 2012

Trout Unlimited – Cherokee Charter #577Meeting Minutes Feb 20, 2012 Present:see sign-in sheet (Guest: Tyler Wilson, HW Volunteer) Next meeting: March 19, 2012 at 6:00pm Ryan’s Steakhouse (Guest Speaker: John Robinette) I. Discussions/Updates/Announcements A. Butch thanked those who provided memorial donations to the Chapter in his Mother’s name. B. Hatchery Funding was discussed. 1. 2013… Continue Reading »

How Can I Find My Trout Unlimited Membership Number?

This website is for Trout Unlimited Members only, which means that you need your Trout Unlimited Membership Number to gain access to this site. If you don’t know it, here’s how you find out what it is: STEP 1 – Login to STEP 2 – Go to you Profile by clicking EDIT PROFILE on… Continue Reading »

Pristine Rocky Fork Tract Close To Full Acquisition

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Photo special to the Sun The final acreage in the Rocky Fork tract to await full government ownership and management has taken one of the final steps to being secured. The U.S. Forest Service retained $5 million through the Federal Land and Conservation Program for purchase of the remaining land. U.S. Forest Service Sets Aside… Continue Reading »

1,429-Acre Rocky Fork Tract Purchased By Forest Service

Almost All Of The Mountain Acreage Acquired Thursday Is In Greene County The pristine forests and mountains of Rocky Fork, an almost 10,000-acre tract of undeveloped wilderness, is another step closer to full governmental ownership following a new $6 million purchase by the Cherokee National Forest. The purchase last Thursday, Sept. 29, through the U.S…. Continue Reading »

Wilderness Bill Introduced To Preserve Tracts

Rocky Fork Area’s $6M Expansion Included In Budget Tennessee’s two U.S. senators — Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker — introduced a bill Wednesday to designate 19,556 acres in the Cherokee National Forest as six different wilderness areas. In a telephone conference call to Tennessee media, Sen. Alexander said that none of the areas are in… Continue Reading »

Trout Unlimited Members Clean Up Richland Creek

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Sun Photo by Tom Yancey Members of the Cherokee Chapter of Trout Unlimited are shown Saturday morning cleaning litter from Richland Creek behind the Andrew Johnson Homestead. In about an hour, they collected 12 large garbage bags of trash. Group Quickly Fills 12 Garbage Bags With Debris Found Along Four Blocks It took only about… Continue Reading »

Land Swap Is Proposed For Rocky Fork

In a continuing effort to acquire and protect more of the property known as Rocky Fork, the U.S. Forest Service is considering a possible exchange of Cherokee National Forest land in Unicoi County. An environmental analysis of federal land that could be exchanged for portions of the Rocky Fork tract now in private hands is… Continue Reading »

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