Thank you

Rappahannock News - - Comment -

The Rap­pa­han­nock County Recre­ational Fa­cil­i­ties Au­thor­ity (RCRFA) would like to thank the or­ga­ni­za­tions and volunteers who helped make the in­au­gu­ral Rush River Con­ser­va­tion Day on Satur­day, June 8, a great op­por­tu­nity for young­sters and adults alike to have the op­por­tu­nity to fish in the beau­ti­ful, clean Rush River. Par­tic­i­pat­ing were novice to ex­pert fish­ers, young­sters to se­niors, and all had a great time learning and fish­ing in the nearly per­fect weather.

Thanks es­pe­cially to Sean Knick of Rush River Fly and Bruce Hutch­e­son of RCRFA for co­or­di­nat­ing this event, and Keir Whit­son and Sean who stocked the Rush River.

A big shout-out to our many volunteers and sponsors, in­clud­ing: Claire Catlett of the Pied­mont En­vi­ron­men­tal Coun­cil, who pro­vided chil­drens’ activities, drinks, ad­ver­tis­ing, and wa­ter qual­ity test­ing; Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Game and In­land Fish­eries who hosted “no-li­cense-needed” fish­ing dur­ing the week­end, and who pro­vided thirty-two loaner rods, reels, tackle, and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als; Trout Un­lim­ited-Rap­i­dan Chap­ter mem­bers

for fish­ing in­struc­tion; Friends of the Rap­pa­han­nock’s Jen­nifer Gron for chil­drens’ demos and wa­ter test­ing; Rap­pFLOW’s For­rest Mar­quisee, Bob Hur­ley, and Heather Wicke for river maps and wa­ter test­ing; Old Rag Master Nat­u­ral­ists Mike Wenger, Ed Dorsey, and Gail Swift for stream mon­i­tor­ing activities; Roger Flinchum for fly ty­ing demos and fly cast­ing; Kaye and Tom John­son of Sky­line Trout Farm for night crawlers; and South River Fly and Orvis for the do­na­tion of fly-ty­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Fi­nally, thank you to RCRFA board mem­bers Tor­ney van Acker, Bon­nie Beers, and RCRFA trea­surer Deb­bie Knick for do­nat­ing drinks and snacks to keep the par­tic­i­pants well-hy­drated and en­er­getic.

The RCRFA hopes to make this an an­nual event. We want every­one to ap­pre­ci­ate our beau­ti­ful Rap­pa­han­nock County Park and be aware that “a River runs through it…”

Happy Fish­ing! Now you’re hooked!

Michael Del Grosso Chair, RCRFA Ruth Welch Board mem­ber, RCRFA

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