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NFC: Fw: Fw: Fish Sampling Extravaganza
Thought some of you might be interested in this, though it's pretty short
notice. SFC is the Southeastern Fishes Council; contact Peggy Shute for
membership info. (She's married to JR Shute who runs Conservation
Inc in Tenn, breeding endangered fishes for research & re-stocking).
----- Original Message -----
From: Shute, Peggy W. <pwshute at tva_gov>Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 2:06
Subject: FW: Fish Sampling Extravaganza
> > ----------
> > From: Brett Albanese[SMTP:albanese at vt_edu]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 2:33 PM
> > To: Shute, Peggy W.
> > Subject: a couple of things
> > Would you mind forwarding the following announcement to the SFC email
> > list? If you think its too exploitative, then don't forward it. Here
> > the message (use subject line "Fish Sampling Extravaganza"-- you
> > just send me the SFC email list if you prefer).
> > F.Y.I.
> > Explore Park, located along the Blue Ridge section of the Roanoke
> > is sponsoring a "Biothon" during April 27-29th. The idea is to
> > collect/site as many species (plants, insects, fish, herps, birds,
> > as possible, collect pledges for each species collected, and use the
> > to help pay for medical expenses for an uninsured Virginia Tech
> > student who is currently be treated for leukemia. This will also be a
> > tremendous opportunity for outreach, as the general public is
> > Several SFC members will be coordinating the fish sampling and fish
> > outreach for the event. If your are interested in making a pledge,
> > visit the following website:
> > http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/www/biothon/biothonmain.html
> > It will be interesting to see what we come up with. The section of
> > that will be sampled represents one of the last riverine sections
> > the Roanoke becomes impounded by several large dams and has not been
> > sampled much in the past. We will be sampling with hoop nets,
> > electrofishers, seines, and a shocking boat.
> > Brett Albanese
> > Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
> > Virginia Tech
> > Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321
> > albanese at vt_edu
> > (540) 633-5021 (home, with answering machine)