Chris Wood, the inspirational President and CEO of Trout Unlimited, will speak at the annual Holiday Party of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Waveny House, 677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT.
The party - a celebration of achievements, challenges, and good fellowship for the chapter's members, friends, and partners - will begin at 6:00 pm for small plates and an open bar. The program will begin at 7:30 pm.
Wood, a 1988 graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, was torn between morning fly fishing and morning classes. One morning, a morning when fishing won, he caught a five-pound, 23-inch rainbow trout on Otter Creek.
Wood worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho and followed his boss to Washington, DC, where he helped design and pass the landmark 2001 Roadless Rule, which kept 58.5 million acres of National Forest System lands in 39 states free of roads.
Since Wood became CEO of Trout Unlimited in 2010, the organization has doubled in size, and now has a $50 million budget, 240 employees, and 300,000 members and supporter in more than 420 chapters. Through it all, Wood has retained his everyman quality, colleagues say.
The Mianus Chapter Holiday Party is a rare opportunity to speak with Chris Wood and talk fishing with your friends and colleagues.
Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood (Photo by Stephen Voss - Middlebury Magazine)
LOCAL RIVER RESTORATION PROJECTS Since 1973, the Mianus Chapter has been restoring local rivers and improving habitat for trout and other aquatic life.
In recent years, work has focused on the Norwalk River, where the chapter has protected a spawning wild brown trout population, and on the Mianus River, where work on our namesake stream continues to enhance the fishing and improve the river.
MIANUS CHAPTER GEAR Fish the local rivers in style and proclaim your support for local river restoration with new Mianus Chapter gear.
Fishing caps available in Navy, Green, Khaki, Black and Red feature the chapter logo on the front and the words "Coldwater Conservation" on the back. Light-weight fishing shirts, available in White, Light Blue and Green, are perfect for a day on the stream.
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