Jayhawk State North American Native Fish Association Report
710 Lake St. Lawrence Kansas 66044
By Garold Sneegas
Yep we have done the
impossible and have created
a large enough NANFA group our native fishes.
in the state of Kansas to (Imagine the change of
warrant a regional direction at the next
newsletter. This report zoning meeting when three
will appear two times a Stream Teams and the Local
year with the goal of NANFA chapter show up !!).
sharing anything about So does the chance to spend
Native Fish be it story's, a short weekend day
breeding tips, or technical collecting, cussing and
information for those of us discussing our Native
that live in Kansas. I have Fishes sound like fun? I'll
committed to doing one do a slide presentation and
years worth of newsletters hopefully a University type
(2). After that time I'll will lend their talents and
evaluate whether it is speak a bit. Perhaps one of
worth continuing or even our DNR folks can fill us
better to pass the torch to in on the legalities of
another more energetic soul collecting for the home
. Needless to say I could Aquarium!
use some input and some
help here, so if anyone is How does October in
dying to try their hand at Lawrence Kansas sound ?
a newsletter I'd be glad to I'll be glad to set it up
let ya have a crack at it if folks want to get
even on a one time basis. together and meet each
other. If it's a hit look
There are a great deal of for a repeat in the
exciting things going on in spring!! So if this sounds
the Native Fish business like fun contact me ASAP at
and We have an 1-913-842-1407 so I can get
unprecedented chance to an idea whether this will
educate the public. Real work or not. On the
progress is being made and national front NANFA is at
Aquarist are actually an all time high in
getting the ear of some of membership and still
the professional community. growing . So get involved ,
I have seen more articles invite a friend to join us
on Native fishes appear in at our meeting, everyones
mainstream publications welcome. Last bit of
this year than in the national news American
previous five years! So Currents is still being
get involved it makes a improved, and the folks on
difference. the editorial team plan to
I think it's about time for keep 1997 on time and more
all us NANFA folks (and consistent than ever (Thank
friends of course!!) to get Goodness).
together in a regional
meeting. We have a great There are a mess of other
mix of Professionals, little things going on in
Teachers, lowly the State with the Stream
photographers like myself, Teams and the University
and some serious Aquarist. folks. Including a series
of articles by Robert Rice what not to.....
(former Kansas guy, and To: Robert Schmidt,
originator of the Kansas Simon's Rock College,
NANFA group) and photo Alford Rd.
layouts in the August Great Barrignton, Ma. 01230
issues of Freshwater and
Marine Aquarium and
Tropical Fish Hobbyist by
yours truly on Native
Fishes (these Magazines
have a combined readership
of 2.2 million!!). Together
Robert and I have teamed up
to really get the word out
on Native fishes. Anyhow I
know there is a ton more
going on besides my little
stuff so let me know what's
news and I will try to put
it here in the Jayhawk
State Native Fish Report.
Now with that all said I
would like to challenge you
to take a more active part
within your community.
NANFA is a all volunteer
organization so if it's
members do nothing, nothing
gets done ! So take a
moment to share about NANFA
and Native fish in general
with your local pet store,
DNR or University buddy's
or any place else you think
will work. We need you to
get the word out !!!
Trading Post: Here's your
chance drop me a note and
I will place a free ad for
you on anything Kansas fish
related be it for trade or
sell or FYI(subject to
Robert Rice 1-904 936-9261
wants L. Megalotis F.
Zebrinus has many southern
species for trade.
Join NANFA Now......
Membership is only 15$ USA
17$ all other countries
send your name address and If we all joined together We could be a real