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UW-Eau Claire EAC to Offer Opportunities to Learn
About Fly Fishing and Invasive Species Removal

RELEASED: March 14, 2007

fly fishing photoEAU CLAIRE — The UW-Eau Claire Environmental Adventure Center will collaborate with the Ojibleau Chapter of Trout Unlimited to offer a two part "Introduction to Fly Fishing" workshop from 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the EAC and Wednesday, April 4, along the Chippewa River near Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Introduction to Fly Fishing workshop will introduce participants to the basic components of fly fishing, familiarizing students with equipment, teaching them to cast and tie basic flies, and practicing fishing on the river. The workshop also will include discussions on conservation and healthy stream habitats. All necessary equipment will be provided for the workshop, but participants are responsible for acquiring a Wisconsin Fishing License. Cost is $5.

The EAC and the Wisconsin DNR will also work together to coordinate a trip on invasive species removal in the Tiffany Wildlife Area. Participants will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the EAC.

The short afternoon trip to the Tiffany Wildlife Area down river from Eau Claire will focus on identifying invasive species and removal techniques. Participants will get hands on experience and develop a greater knowledge of the threats that invasive species pose. They will also gain a greater understanding of the species of plants and animals that live in the area. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is recommended.

For more information on both events, contact Dan Langlois at 715-836-3616 or langlodt@uwec.edu.

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