Flyfishing Film to Raise Funds for Local Trout Conservation
The public is invited to join the nonprofit Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TUSWVT) for a night in support of fisheries conservation, when they will host a screening of the must-see fly fishing film, ‘Chalk: Bedrock of Fly Fishing,’ at the Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland, on Thursday, June 13. Doors will open at 6 p.m., allowing moviegoers to mingle and sample WhistlePig Whiskey before the show begins at 7. Tickets cost $15, and can be purchased online at paramountvt.org, or on the day of the event.
All proceeds from the event’s silent auction and sweepstakes will support the Moon Brook trout habitat restoration project. TUSWVT is currently working with the City of Rutland on a plan to restore Moon Brook and Mussey Brook, tributaries of Otter Creek. If restored, these tributaries can improve fishing on Otter Creek and have the potential to become excellent urban fisheries and educational resources for area residents. This includes the establishment of vegetated buffers, planting of canopy shade trees, planting of shrubs and bushes, dredging silt from the ponds, lowering water levels by two feet at both ponds, and dam modifications.
The Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited thanks its co-sponsors of the film screening, All Saints Anglican Church of Rutland, Whistlepig Whiskey and Orvis, for collaborating on what is sure to be a fundraiser to remember. The Church has been an instrumental partner in the Moon Brook restoration project and the planning of the Chalk event. Whistlepig has generously set up a special silent auction of a bottle of its six core whiskies, from the Boss Hog V to its new six-tear Piggyback Rye as well as other goodies on the night of the event. Local icon Orvis has donated a new rod for the fundraiser’s online sweepstakes, currently open for bidding at tusouthwesternvermont.rallyup.com.