Outdoors

Adventure briefs for April 4

Conservation

Estuary association holds annual meeting

The South Sound Estuary Association will hold its annual meeting Tuesday.

Eric Erler, the former executive director of Capitol Land Trust, will be the featured speaker. His program is titled “Conserving the Richness of South Sound Estuaries.” While with the trust, Erler worked on land conservation efforts and will talk about the importance of estuary habitat to the overall health of the Sound Sound.

The event also will include the recognition of volunteers, election of the board of directors, food and refreshments.

The meeting will be from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Capitol Museum Coach House, 214 22nd Ave. SE, Olympia. For information, go to sseacenter.org.

Fly fishing

New TU chapter focuses on Yakima

A new Trout Unlimited chapter focusing on the Yakima River will be the subject of a program during the Puget Sound Fly Fishers meeting Thursday.

Derek Young, president of the chapter and owner of Emerging Rivers Guide Services, will talk about the vision for the river and the communities it flows through, sharing the goals and projects that the group has developed.

Based in Upper Kittitas County, the chapter will work on protecting the river from the top down, not just the upper 70-mile stretch.

He also will talk about fishing the river.

A resident of Snoqualmie, Young has been guiding on the Yakima for the last seven years. He was named Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year in 2011.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6 p.m. at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. An optional $15 dinner will precede the presentation, which begins at 8 p.m.

Fishing

Lions host derby for special needs students

A free fishing derby for youths with special needs will be held April 25 at Auburn’s Mill Pond Park.

Special needs students from preschool through high school, along with their siblings and friends who wish to take part, are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The special needs children will be allowed to fish first.

Bring your own gear if it is available. A limited number of fishing rods and bait will be available. Fishing experts also will be on hand to offer instruction. Food and beverages will be available for a nominal cost.

The 11th annual event is sponsored by Lions clubs from Auburn, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, Kent, Federal Way, Fife, Puyallup, Sumner and Covington.

The event will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the park, 600 Orvatz Road, Auburn.

For information, contact Dave Bryan at 253-921-3710 or Julia Wood at 253-740-4701.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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