A day-long session on the "State of Lake Erie" will be held Wednesday at Dunkirk's Harborfront Sheraton.
Organized by Sea Grant, the workshops will feature presentations on fisheries research by the Department of Environmental Conservation, an update on the zebra mussel and other exotic invaders by Joe Leach of Environment Canada and Dave MacNeill of Sea Grant, and contaminant updates by Dr. Mike Voiland, who heads Sea Grant in New York.
The $15 fee includes lunch. Reservations should be made Monday to David Greene at the Sea Grant Office in East Aurora, 652-5453.
For 40 years, Wally Taber stumped the lecture circuit narrating his safari films in theaters, clubs and school auditoriums. And by sharing the gate with the sponsors, he may have been the best little fund-raiser sportsmen's clubs ever had.
The advent of TV and videocassettes put the kibosh on that sort of show, just about the time Wally was ready to retire, anyhow.
Now, Taber has edited and put sound tracks to his best footage and made videocassettes. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to him at P.O. Box 12591, El Paso, Texas 79912, for a brochure and price list.
"The NSSF Gun Advisor" is a useful "freebie" for any officer of a sportsman's club.
This new service from The National Shooting Sports Foundation offers quick-read articles that detail successful programs around the country which could help clubs faced with dwindling rosters, new challenges such as charges of noise pollution, and rising insurance, supply and energy costs.
Write NSSF, 555 Danbury Road, Wilton, Ct. 06897-2217, to get your club a subscription.
The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs will elect officers when it meets 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hamburg Rod & Gun Club, Hickox Road off Route 62, south of Hamburg.
The Adirondack Mountain Club will hear a Plains Indian fable and other tales from story-tellers Diane Evans and Sheila Romance when they meet 7:30 p.m. Monday in North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Rd., Williamsville. The club also schedules a variety of outings from January through June including snow-shoeing, cross country ski tours and hiking. . . . The Foothills Trail Club will hike (or ski) Tillman Wildlife Sanctuary in Clarence Saturday. Call leader Lou Roche (633-9065) for details. Sunday, Paul Cochran (652-2669) leads a trek in Hunters Creek Park.
-- MICHAEL LEVY
NOTE: Send items 15 days in advance to Outdoors Notebook, c/o Michael Levy, The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.