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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!!!
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
> >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
> >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