This is another in the series of Road Trip articles, bringing you the conservation message. So pack a snack, grab a coffee and cruise down a smooth stretch of highway (if you can find one) to your next event.
Logging and Forestry
May 9, 10 and 11 - The Northeastern Loggers Equipment Expo. Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. Show hours are: 9-5 on May 9 and 9-4 on May 10.
Empire Farm Days takes place Aug. 5, 6 & 7, 2014 at the Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.
Tuesday & Wednesday 9 – 5, Thursday 9 – 4, free admission, parking $10. Essex County Farm Bureau -Our Board of Directors usually meets the second Wednesday of each month, at the Essex County Cooperative Extension office. Farm Bureau Essex County Farm Bureau gives farmers and non-farmers alike the opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to supporting and enriching agriculture. It provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the food system, land issues and rural living to join together and make their voices heard. We are active within the political system on a broad range of issues that concern every New Yorker, from taxation, conservation to local food availability. We believe that a strong, viable agricultural industry is beneficial not only to our economy, but also to our local communities and our consumers. Erik Leerke’s President Phone: 518-585-9888 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Call to confirm meeting dates, especially around planting and harvest time.
Fish and Game Conservation
May 14, 2014 -- The Essex County Fish and Game League meeting will be held at the Schroon Lake F&G Clubhouse on Hoffman Rd. Annual prime rib supper-serve at 06:30
May 16 and 17 - The Two Ausable River Fly Fishing Fly Challenge. This is a must for local fly fishing connoisseurs. Call Tom Conway at 946-FISH, or 946-2255 for more information.
Saturday May 31, Sunday June 1 Hendrickson Hatch Catch & Release Fly Fishing Tournament 2014. Fish the Salmon River in Malone NY! Registration will take place at North Country Community College between 8:00 and 9:45 am on Saturday morning. Registration fee is $40. (Kids 12 & under, $15) Registration fee includes miscellaneous gifts at registration, an invitation to Saturday evening’s reception at Donovan’s restaurant, and a ribs and chicken BBQ on Sunday afternoon.
Fly Fishing Class-How To!
April: 19 and 26, May: 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, June: 7 and 14 Fly Fishing 101: if you’re looking for a great way to get the family together outside, our FF101 class is the perfect event to get started. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can participate in. All ages are welcome to attend the event, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family and learn what this great sport is all about.
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
May: 4 and 18, June: 8 Fly Fishing 201 If you’ve already completed Fly Fishing 101, you’re ready for the next step. Join us for a short outing on a local water for a chance to catch your first fish! A nominal fee for the outing may apply. Phone - 802-362-3750. Orvis Company Store, Manchester 4200 Route 7A Manchester Center VT, 05255.
Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. He may be reached at email@example.com.