Don Hart and Bill Errico attended the Scouts George Mason District Program Launch on May 9th at the Presbyterian Church of Falls Church. Over 150 Scout Leaders attended. The first hour of the event consisted of a variety organizations showing and telling these leaders about the offerings of their group.
NVATU representatives discussed TU’s involvement and commitment to conservation, the Merit Badge Program, TIC, TOC, Summer Camp and our community support initiatives with PHW and CFR.
There was strong interest in the Merit Badge, TIC and TOC programs. One of the leaders of an all-Girl Troop, Barbara Hamill, will be pursing these activities with the appropriate NVTU contact.
We have a mailing list of 8 Scout Leaders that have asked for additional information. Out plan is to develop an outreach communications program for these folks.
NVATU contributed a well written and photographed TU publication, Rivers of Restoration, for the silent auction at the event.
This film follows students from James Madison High School, West Springfield High School, and Woodson High School as they perform a stream restoration project at Catharpin Creek.
This film explores the James Madison SEA Club, a group of high school students who collect data in the field for use by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as well as conservation organizations such as TU.
High school seniors Luke Pohlman from James Madison High School and Elli Batson from West Springfield High School to talk about the remarkable work students in our area are doing to protect and restore brook trout in our region.
Flatlick Fishing Day
John Davey and Carl Jordan represented the chapter at the first Flatlick Fishing Day. John Odenkirk managed the stocking and Justin Pistore with Fairfax Storm Planning Division organized the event. Video