C.A.S.T. for Kids event this weekend

The C.A.S.T for Kids volunteer event is this weekend, 8/20, at Black Canyon State Park - Black Canyon Dam.

Boats are needed and all help and participation is welcomed.  

Hope to see a great turnout from IdahoBassmasters members - see you there!

Lake Lowell - Important Message

Most of you know that management at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (Lake Lowell) is in the process of developing a 15 year Comprehensive Conservation Plan that will dictate the use of the lake.  You may view these proposals at the web site for Deer Flat or visit www.savelakelowell.com.  If you are a user of the lake and able to find anything of value in the preferred proposals, I am sorry to bother you with this message.  If you are as concerned as many of us are please read further.

 
Your input is needed to ensure the long term use of the lake.  I have linked (click HERE) the final proposal that a group of us have developed.  We believe it ensures continued use of the lake even though it is not what we prefer (we would like the current usage).  If you do nothing else comment to the refuge that you endorse the Action Alternative Proposal #5.
 
On Saturday, July 9th participate in the parade from Karcher Mall to the lake.  This event is receiving wide spread local news coverage and is expected to gain national attention.  Gather behind Karcher Mall beginning at 9 am.
 
On Thursday July 21st refuge managers are scheduled to address The Idaho Bass Federation membership and all interested parties.  Please plan to attend.  This meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 pm at Western Marine in Nampa.  Refuge staff will likely present their proposals and open the floor for questions.  I am sure you will have many questions so do not hesitate to ask.  Please bring a chair since the meeting area is actually a show room and not equipped for more than a few people and we will not ask the ownership to rent chairs for this event.
 
PLEASE PUT THESE DATES AND TIMES ON YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN ON PARTICIPATING.
 
Thank you,
Bruce
 
  
Additional Information:
Idaho Statesman 7/7/2011:   Idaho Statesman Article on Lake Lowell
Save Lake Lowell website:    www.savelakelowell.com

CLUB MEMBERS - New Meeting Location Change!

CLUB MEMBERS - New Meeting Location Change!

Starting July 6, 2011 the IBM will hold its monthly meetings at Fiesta Guadalajara, 704 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian, Idaho. This change may seem abrupt, but we had to act fast and were lucky to get the new
venue. We’ll try to notify everyone by email also. www.fiestasguadalajara.com.