Mill River Project

The following information was provided by Tracy Brown, Trout Unlimited Northeastern Restoration Coordinator.

Trout Scapes, the engineering and design company working on the Mill River project, agrees with the design modifications proposed by Tracy Brown of TU and Mike Humphreys of DEEP.   Estimated cost is $45,000 to complete the work on the Mill River refuge.

Next steps –
1.  Meet with Town of Cornwall to confirm acceptance of design.
2.  Final survey through HECRAS.  Editor’s note:   Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (CEIWR-HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) website. This software allows the user to perform one- dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality tests
3. Apply for permits
4. Fundraising to complete final design and installation
We are researching leads on grants for the project and will pitch the idea to some potential donors. We have close to $10,000  reserved for this project in the Housatonic River Fund held by Trout Unlimited.

Everyone Is Invited Camping

HFFA Campout
June 1,2,3, 2018
Call Jay Hirsch at 203-281-1522 to make reservations about the annual camp-out along the Housatonic River TMA.
ANNUAL ASSOCIATION MEETING announcement: According to our HFFA By-Laws, we are announcing our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 12 noon at the HFFA camp ground site.

Want to join our Board of Directors?

The current proposed officers for 2019 are listed as follows:
President:                        Art Giuletti
First Vice President:        Allison Brown*
Second Vice President:   Paul Dinice
Treasurer:                        Kevin Stankiewicz
Second Treasurer:           Vacant
Secretary:                        Jay Hirsch
Second Secretary:           Vacant
Membership Liason:         we need 3 members
* Allison Brown placed here name for First Vice President.  She is the first HFFA member to step forward and formerly join the Executive Board Team.  Thanks, Allison!
We have a Nominating Committee and we will be available to talk to any HFFA member that wants to be considered for ANY of the positions listed above and that includes the positions that are filled.  We are also looking to have a Membership Liason committee. That job consists of three members that will act for the membership at large.
Our Nominating Committee: Fred Monahan, tel: 203-213-9419;  Sam D’Ambruoso. tel: 203-417-7120; and Paul Dinice, tel: 203-305-3850.  Call us and let us know you’re interested in becoming an HFFA officer and executive Board member.  We will be talking about the slate of officers and committee chairs at the May meeting.  PLEASE BE THERE!
Remember:  all positions are open.  Final Board of Directors will be in place after votes are cast at the Annual Association Meeting, Saturday, June 2, 2018; 12 noon at the HFFA Camp ground.