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Fisheries report highlights program

The new Southtowns Walleye Association clubhouse will be the host site Thursday evening for an informative State of Lake Erie Meeting.

Helen Domske with NY Sea Grant has organized a slate of fisheries experts who will offer presentations from 7 to 9 p.m. at 5895 Southwestern Blvd. (formerly Club Lorelei, next to Ballard's Camping Center) in Hamburg.

Lake Erie NYSDEC Lake Erie Unit Leader Don Einhouse will give an update on the status and trends of the Erie fishery; Chuck Murray, Pennsylvania Lake Erie Unit Leader, will discuss the steelhead program; Mike Steeves with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission will cover lamprey control; and Helen Domske will focus on pharmaceuticals in Lake Erie.

The meeting is free and open to all interested in Lake Erie fisheries concerns. For more details and directions, check with Domske at 645-3610 or email: hmd4@cornell.edu.

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Spring Cleaning

Volunteers are being sought to register by Wednesday for the April 20 Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Shoreline Cleanup. Workers will cover 35 parks and green spaces around Western New York. For a complete listing of sites and to register on line, go to bnriverkeeper.org. For specific details, call Elizabeth Lamont (852-7483 ext. 19).

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Youth Day entrants

It may seem a bit too early for planning an entry in a Sept. 15 Youth Day event at the 3-F Club in Lewiston, but many slots have already been taken for this popular early-fall gathering.

Youths ages 12-18 can participate in archery, trap and skeet shooting and learn about bird banding, wild turkey hunting and outdoors ethics throughout the day. A $30 fee covers all activities. Youths must complete a hunter safety certification course prior to the event. For more details and registration information, call Dave Whitt (754-2133).

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