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5th Annual Anglers' Symposium

  • Blue Hill Lodge 1471 Denning Road Claryville, NY, 12725 United States (map)

Join us for an afternoon on the Neversink with a slate of presentations on river history and stream health. This public event begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9 at the Blue Hill Lodge's Claryville Event Center,1471 Denning Road, Claryville. 

Historian Diane Galusha will cover the many occupations and accomplishments of 20th century author and "Renaissance Man" Edward R. Hewitt, whose Neversink acreage along the river provided a living laboratory for his endless scientific investigations, leading to a number of famous books such as Hewitt's Handbook of Stream Improvement and Secrets of the Salmon.

Also speaking at Anglers 5 is Shaun McAdams, a national representative of Trout Unlimited who will describe his work in Pennsylvania and New York on native wild brook trout and what it takes to reconnect the favorable conditions for these historically important beauties to our rivers.

Carri Marschner and Charlotte Malmborg of Cornell Universtiy will run a hands-on session on citizen science opportunities to get involved in saving the hemlock trees in New York, and by association, the ecosystem that creates our most favorite fishing and swimming holes.

A walking tour of the nearby streambank restoration project on the East Branch Neversink will follow the afternoon talks. Sensible shoes are recommended. 

Anglers 5 will be recorded by Silver Hollow Audio and released as a podcast after the event. Registration is encouraged by emailing info@rondoutneversink.org.  

There is no cost for these events which are sponsored by Rondout Neversink Stream Program, a project of Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District funded by NYC DEP.