Trout Unlimited Banquet Scheduled For April 29
The Marinette Co Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding the 29th annual fund raising Conservation banquet on Monday April 29 at Schussler 's in Peshtigo. The doors will open at 5pm with dinner served at 7pm sharp.
Dinner tickets cost $30 and may be purchased at Rivers Pub, Cortezz Place, & Schussler 's in Peshtigo; Gambles of Stephenson, Crivitz Pharmacy, O 'Ryans Pub and Grub, and ValuCare Pharmacy in Marinette or members of Trout Unlimited.
For more information about the banquet or to make a donation contact Dale Lange at (715) 582-1135.
This years banquet will feature the 2012 Wisconsin Inland Trout Stamp Winner Virgil Beck. He will be painting an original picture which will be raffled off that night. Beck has a long record of winning state stamp competition with seven 1st place and nine 1st runner up.
Attendees will also see several one of a kind art pieces auctioned during the live auction that evening, by local woodcarvers Allan Lemke, Double Rainbow a pair of rainbow trout, a Shoveller Duck Decoy carved by Ron Strojny, a collection of trappers pelts wall hanging from Tree Treasurers, a ten bird pheasant hunt, and Artwork by Greg Alexander, Jerry Gadamus, Terry Redlin, and others.
Attendees will be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a variety of items including a Custom made Fly rod, a LG 55 LED TV, Solid Oak Wine Cabinet, and other raffles including, cordless power tools, a chain saw, various guns, and other outdoor prizes. Door prizes include a 13-foot Cedar Creek canoe, with a Silent Auction and Limited raffles through out the night.
Profits from the banquet are used to support local trout and cold water habitat and stream conservation in northeaster Wisconsin. Over 96% of the items from the banquet are purchased locally and the returns stay locally. This year the TU club will again hold kids fishing days in Marinette, Peshtigo, and the Coleman/ Pound area;support scholarships for the Sand lake conservation camp and scholarships for Conservation Workshop.
Some of the habitat projects done last year included work on stream in the National forest in northern Oconto and Marinette Co., a Stream Surveying and study of fish movement in streams, and brush bundling projects. This years work projects include Trout Stream Surveys, brush bundling and habitat improvement in northern Marinette and Oconto County, and several stream monitoring project.
Since 1983 the local chapter has spent over $295,500 on various endeavors. $10,185 to TU National for the Living Brightwater Trust Fund, $2,200 for TU National Coldwater Conservation Fund, $20,485 for education, $25,170 for various stream surveys, $51,079 for land purchases, $94,864 on various stream improvement projects, $76,822 for beaver control, $10,075 for kids fishing day prizes , and other cold water habitat improvements.
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