Southeast Minnesota Hotline
The November Hotline from our friends in the Hiawatha and WinCres chapters is here, and once again it has some great reading. I particularly enjoyed reading about the extended fishing season in towns and state parks, and the profile of habitat champion Paul Krolak.
Fishing Northeast Iowa: Video and PDF
In case you missed our chapter meeting (or if you want to see it again), you can find a video of John van Vliet's presentation on our YouTube channel here. Don't forget to subscribe!
During the meeting, John showed another video that he and his partner Cathy created. You can find that here.
John has also shared his presentation materials as a PDF. Click here to download the presentation.
November Streamkeepers Report
Greetings from TCTU Streamkeepers.
As we approach the winter season with some occasional swaths of snow and freezing temperatures, our Streamkeeper group is wrapping up our monitoring activities until next spring.
This year we expanded our monitoring efforts from three to six streams. We doubled the number of volunteers that are monitoring streams in these targeted areas, and we have a nice contingent of general Streamkeepers that are monitoring some other streams.
Habitat Projects Update
by Steve Kaukola, Habitat Committee Chair
TCTU volunteers accomplished a phenomenal amount of work in the few years up to the end of 2019. There was major brush clearing along the South Branch of the Vermillion River, as well as on Hay Creek south of Red Wing. The COVID pandemic stopped everything in early 2020 as DNR policies prohibited organized activities on its Aquatic Management Areas (AMAs) for the next 18 months. As TCTU Board elections brought in several new members in January 2020, I was appointed as the new Habitat Restoration Coordinator. The former coordinator, Tony Nelson, has still been active assisting in this area.
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