New Vision, New Leadership and New Reasons to Give!

Introducing New FRC Board President Dave Powell, Sr.

David Powell

The start of fishing season and the start of spring always represent a shift in mindset and activity. With the Fall River Conservancy, this change is welcome and represents new opportunities to expand our conservation reach while reflecting upon the roots that have been laid down to date. The Fall River Conservancy is embracing change with a new vision for the Conservancy supported by our new Board President Dave Powell, Senior.

Dave has long loved and supported the conservation of the Fall River since he began fishing the river in 1980. After a life time of stream wading, the Fall River was a whole new ball game, one that Dave embraced. Dave and his family purchased their home on the upper Fall River in the mid-90’s and have developed a deep appreciation for the valley and its people, culture and economy since that time. In 2011, Dave joined the Fall River Conservancy and has been an active Board Member to date. We hope you will join us in welcoming him in this new role.

Lasting Impression and Legacy from Former FRC Board President Raymond Christensen

Erin Donley
Erin Donley and FRC board member Ray Christensen at the USDA Lab

This change also marks the occasion to reflect upon the immense impression that has been made by outgoing Board President Raymond Christensen. The Fall River Conservancy has been led under the care and knowledgeable eye of Ray since its inception. Without the vision and unwavering commitment from Ray and founding Board Member Art Teter, the Fall River Conservancy would not be as successful as it is today. The Conservancy was given legs through generous support not only monetarily but in countless hours of time from Ray who has led the Fall River Conservancy, its partners and concerned anglers in making substantial steps towards conserving and re-invigorating our beloved fishery.

As Board President, Ray had a hands-on approach, over-seeing and successfully leading the Conservancy’s efforts on invasive aquatic plant management, wild trout monitoring, and riparian restoration. It is safe to say that Ray is leaving some big shoes to fill, though we are fortunate that Ray will continue his work as an active Board Member.

New Reasons to Give at Fall River Conservancy Benefit Dinner & Auction

One of the first charges of new President Dave Powell is leading the 2nd annual Fall River Conservancy Benefit Dinner and Auction. The event this year will be held at the prestigious Family Club in San Francisco on September 18th from 6PM-9PM, and will be a time to celebrate our successes and solidify funding for future projects. Our last fundraiser in 2012 was a memorable night with some excellent live auction items such as fly-fishing trips on the Fall River, Hat Creek and Trinity River. This year’s live auction items are shaping up to be enticing offerings of guided trips, behind-the-scene tours and cottage stays on some of the most beautiful parts of California’s best fly-fishing rivers. We hope all of you are able to join us for this fun event this coming September to support the lands, river and cultural heritage of the beautiful Fall River.

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