The bill, which probably won’t clear Congress until next year, is being co-sponsored by a Republican (Dan Young of Alaska) and a Democrat (Debbie Dingell of Michigan). That bipartisan approach should give it a good chance of passing.
“As a strong supporter of conservation and sportsmen alike, I’m proud to take the lead on an important discussion regarding fish and wildlife conservation across the country,” said Young.
When you think about it, the main (or perhaps sole) reason species become extinct is the growth of our civilization, the urban sprawl, the smoke from our factories, etc. People have had to do what they had to do to survive and thrive. I think this bill is a way of beginning to leave this planet a little bit more like the way we found it.
Kayak fishing: If you've always wanted to try fishing from a kayak, here's your opportunity to learn. There will be a free workshop provided by the Ohio Division of Wildlife on Aug. 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. All equipment will be supplied. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registered attendees will be provided with the location (near Dayton) and directions. Sign up by calling Chris Mangen at (937) 347-0929, or email Christopher.Mangen@dnr.state.oh.us.
The course will take place outdoors, so plan to get wet. Items to bring include: valid Ohio fishing license for participants over 16 years of age, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, gloves, soft-soled shoes or sandals with heel straps, towel, a dry change of clothes, drink and a snack.
Pure gas: Continuing the discussion of the merits of using ethanol-free gasoline for boats and small engines, I was pointed in the direction of a website that pinpoints the locations of gas stations and marinas that sell gasoline containing no ethanol. This website purports to list every such station in the country, but I doubt if that is true. In fact, I know of two marinas at Grand Lake St. Marys that sell it, but they're not listed. The map shows a Gulf station in Troy, but nothing else in the Dayton area. Here's the website: pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html. Happy hunting.