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RE: NFC: Texas Native Fish Weekend Invitation

Thanks Charlie!!  I hereby name you co-host and official NFC liaison for the
Texas Native FIsh Weekend!!!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dakota [mailto:DAKOTA6 at flash_net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 5:08 PM
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: NFC: Texas Native Fish Weekend Invitation
> Rob... I would like to offer my assistance in helping 
> you with the Texas Native Fish Weekend. For those 
> coming from other states, I can help arrange 
> motel/hotel arrangements etc. My wife would most 
> likely be willing to take any of the ladies back into 
> Ft. Worth for shopping/site-seeing also. Please let me 
> know if I can be of any assistance to you.
> Charles Anderton
> --- Original Message ---
> From: "Denkhaus, Robert" <DenkhaR at Ci_Fort-Worth.TX.US>
> To: "'nfc at actwin_com'" <nfc at actwin_com>
> Subject: NFC: Texas Native Fish Weekend Invitation
> >I am hosting a get together for native fish 
> enthusiasts in June.  The
> >location is in Fort Worth, TX and all interested 
> folks are invited.  The
> >following is the text from a flyer that is being 
> mailed to folks that I
> >already know.  If you want to receive a flyer, just 
> let me know.
> >
> >A Note From Your Host:
> >Some time ago, I was asked to serve as the North 
> American Native Fishes
> >Association (NANFA) Regional Representative for 
> Texas.  I've spent the past
> >year trying to figure out how to get people from 
> across the state together
> >for some collecting, learning, and socializing and 
> I've come up with the
> >following idea:
> >
> >What?:  The Texas Native Fish Weekend
> >
> >Who's invited?:  All native fish enthusiasts are 
> invited including NANFA and
> >Native Fish Conservancy (NFC) members and anyone else 
> interested in native
> >fish.  Spread the word!
> >
> >Where?:  The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge 
> (FWNC&R) is located on the
> >northwest side of Fort Worth, TX along the West Fork 
> of the Trinity River
> >between Eagle Mountain Lake (to the north) and Lake 
> Worth (to the south).
> >The FWNC&R is just 4 miles west of Interstate 820 off 
> of Jacksboro Highway
> >(Hwy 199).
> >
> >Why?:  Get a chance to meet other native fish 
> enthusiasts from Texas (and
> >maybe some other states as well!).  Help survey the 
> West Fork of the Trinity
> >River's fish populations (information to be used by 
> the FWNC&R in its
> >education and conservation management programs).  
> Learn something new.  Have
> >a bunch of fun.
> >
> >Accommodations:  This is really up to you as there 
> are plenty of hotels in
> >Fort Worth but if you let me know that you are 
> coming, I can offer a place
> >to pitch a tent at the FWNC&R.  Sorry, no RVs 
> allowed.  This will be
> >primitive camping without electricity or plumbing 
> (port-o-lets will be
> >available!) but the scenery will be great and you 
> will be close to the
> >action.  And, the fee is up to you...make a donation 
> to the FWNC&R.
> >
> >Food:   You are pretty much on your own in this 
> area.  The FWNC&R will
> >provide some grills and a fire place for cooking; you 
> supply the food.
> >Anyone up for a potluck dinner?
> >
> >Are you interested?:  If so, here's the basic 
> itinerary:
> >
> >Friday, June 14:  Arrival at the FWNC&R sometime 
> before 9 p.m.  The gates
> >will be locked at that time and we will have the 
> place to ourselves.  The
> >evening will be primarily social with an opportunity 
> for making plans for
> >the next couple of days.  I'm trying to line up a 
> speaker from Texas Parks
> >and Wildlife who specializes in aquatics and reptiles 
> for a presentation on
> >Cottonmouth identification and avoidance.
> >
> >Saturday, June 15: Let's hit the water early!  The 
> FWNC&R has plenty of
> >water access so we can spread out and get the seines 
> and dipnets working.
> >The FWNC&R will make canoes available for getting 
> into some otherwise
> >inaccessible areas of backwater.  FWNC&R staff and 
> volunteers will be
> >available to help guide you into the various areas.  
> If you get tired of the
> >water, the FWNC&R's 25 miles of trails offer 
> tremendous opportunities for
> >hiking, birding, and just enjoying nature.  In the 
> evening, we will have a
> >speaker or two on some native fish topic(s) (I'm in 
> negotiations with a
> >couple of local experts right now!).
> >
> >Sunday, June 16:  We can get back on the water in the 
> morning or we can
> >venture out to other sites in the area.  We will try 
> to wrap it up and say
> >our farewells around noon.
> >
> >What about the family?:  Bring 'em along.  The FWNC&R 
> is an amazing place
> >for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.  There are over 
> 3,600 acres to explore,
> >a bison herd, a prairie dog town, an interpretive 
> center and all those
> >trails!  There's even some other stuff to do in Fort 
> Worth if they would
> >rather shop, go antiquing or to the zoo or museum, or 
> whatever!
> >
> >So that's it folks!  You're invited.  Let me know if 
> you are coming by
> >filling out the form on the other side and mailing it 
> back to me at the
> >address listed so that I get an idea of how many 
> people to expect.
> >[Obviously, this part applies to having the actual 
> flyer.  If you let me
> >know that you are interested in coming, I'll send you 
> a flyer!]
> >
> >If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 
> 817-237-1111 or email
> >me at denkhar at ci_fort-worth.tx.us
> >
> >Rob Denkhaus
> >Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
> >