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Bow and Stern - - March 1992

Bow and Stern

Spring 1992

Message From the President

Loons in flight

March 8, 1992

Fellow Paddlers:

We are off to the start of another paddling year with much enthusiasm and excitement. If you check the list of officers and volunteers in the "Who's Who in the NVCCU, you will see only a couple of us old timers and many new names. We have held three executive meetings since elections in November, and these folks are stepping into the operation of the club with great enthusiasm and mutual support. Thanks, it's really appreciated.

Plans for all our usual spring activities are in the works and forming up well. Rob Farley is heading up the Canoe Clinic with help and guidance from past instructors. Look for the details elsewhere in this issue. Tony Shaw is generating a Spring White Water Schedule with all the old favorites as well as some "newly discovered" rivers, with variety provided that will accommodate the varying skill levels and interest of all.

There is always plenty of room for your participation on any of the various committees as well as a few openings for chairpersons (Summer White and Flat Water Trip schedules, Closed Boat clinic, June dinner) so please call and get involved. Our next executive meeting is April 7th at Peter Briggs house where we will start planning summer activities. Everyone is welcome--isn't that right Peter? We hope to see each of you this year, whether it's for the dinner meetings, paddling a river or a lake, helping out on some activity, or just watching the fun.

Have a wonderful paddling year.

Charlie
Charlie Thompson
President

Loon Flying

Treasurers Report: 05/13/91 - 01/19/92

Northern Vermont Canoe Cruisers
    GENERAL FUND                                 SAFETY & TRAINING FUND

    Beginning Balance:              $ 320.49     Beginning Balance:              $1026.40

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    INCOME                                       INCOME
        64 Dues @ $6               $ 384.00          Decal Sales                $    4.50
        49 June Dinners @ 2           98.00          Patch Sales                     2.00
        Misc. Donation                 1.00          Training Manual Sales          32.00


        Total Income               $ 483.00          Total Income               $   38.50


    EXPENSES                                     EXPENSES
        Postage                     $ 270.91         None
        Printing                      273.90
        June Meeting                   76.65
        November Meeting               58.55
        Office Supplies                31.26
        Conservation Comm.             64.38

        Total Expenses              $ 775.65          Total Expenses             $   0.00


    BALANCE                          $ 27.84     BALANCE                         $1064.90

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Peter Briggs
Peter M. Briggs
Treasurer, NVCC

Minutes of June 18, 1991 Meeting of the Northern Vermont Canoe Cruisers

The meeting was held at Lake Champlain Boat Club. Vice President Sheri Larsen called the meeting to order. Sheri introduced the Proposed NVCC Conservation Policy and explained the two items, which would be voted upon separately. Peter Briggs moved and Rich Larsen seconded that the balance of the policy be accepted as presented. Discussion on item #7, User Fee: Legislative proposal calls for $25 fee on all craft over 16 feet. $25 fee on both canoe and $30,000 boat is unfair. Word "unfairly" allows us to be in favor of reasonable and appropriate fee VOTE: Unanimously in favor of basic policy.

Action on Item #9 of Proposed Policy: (In favor of "river bills", when specific items are consistent with the interest as noted above, and the overall impact of the bill is not contrary to our goals.) A motion was made and seconded to accept Item #9 as part of the policy. Ray Gonda explained the history and origin: River bills prevent dams, prevent towns from removing gravel from rivers while landowners could; provides possible licensing of gravel removal; gives power to the Agency of Natural Resources to make people clean up rivers they contaminate; possible public trust bill. Sheri voiced opposition: "River bills" - meaning unknown; "impact not contrary to our goals: opens up support for items neutral to our goals. VOTE: Majority opposed and item #9 will not be part of our policy.

Action on the bracketed item in #1 of the rules section: "The ranking available officer (or Chairperson of the Conservation Committee) should be notified before any actions are taken." A motion was made, seconded, and voted in favor to accept the above item as proposed.

Peter Briggs moved to change Item #1 to read "Hydro licensing and relicensing.11 Seconded and voted in favor. The finalized NVCC Conservation Policy is included in this issue of the Bow and Stern.

Nomination committee report, Rich Larsen: Need volunteers, especially new people. Executive meetings are open and all are invited to attend and get involved. A March dinner chairperson is needed.

Canoe school; Rich Larsen reported that all went well. Follow up sessions were held on the Lamoille and worked well. Thanks to all.

Kayak School: Bob Schumacher has 20 people and it is going well.

Ray Gonda moved that NVCC explore Public Trust issues. This was seconded and voted in favor.

Rich Larsen moved that we accept the ACA trip policy and waiver as part of NVCC. Change WW Canoeing" to just "canoeing" or add "flat water canoeing and tubing". The motion was amended to adopt the policy temporarily until the fall NVCC meeting. The amended motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Charlie Thompson, Secretary

Loon

Minutes of November 10, 1991 Election Meeting of the Northern Vermont Canoe Cruisers

The meeting was held at the Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington. The meeting was called together by President Mike Fullerton at 7 pm. The secretary and treasurer gave their reports. The General Fund contains $157.24, Safety and Education $1,026.40. Mike is looking in to incorporating the club. The NVCC is now a member of the Palmetto Paddlers of North Carolina.

Item of legal note: A recent lawsuit brought when a person died from a fall from a raft was dropped because the deceased had signed a waiver prior to the trip. Hiking
Nominations were as follows:

President: Ray Gonda and Charlie Thompson, Vice President: Mark Willett and Ray Gonda, Treasurer: Peter Briggs, Secretary: Ray Gonda and Sheri Larsen

Elections: See "Who's Who in NVCC for the election results.

New Business: Rich Larsen moved that the new officers endeavor to keep the spring meeting fun. He suggested that we try to hammer out the more controversial issues in committee. A vote was unanimously in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Charlie Thompson, Secretary

Summer and Fall Trip Reports

Lamoille River: June 30, 19991

Participants: Art Anderson, George Margaret McIntosh

It was a pleasant day with mixed sun and clouds as we put in downstream of Ithiel Falls, near Johnson. The water was low since it had been the third driest June in history. We saw some wildlife, including one beaver that Art had to fight to keep out of his canoe. The takeout 41, was on Rt. 108 in Jeffersonville. A pleasant trip on a very nice day. Beaver

Otter Creek Day Trip: July 14, 1991

Participants: Rob and Patty Clarke, Tom Kastner, Judy Rowe, Eric Bishop, Barb Frankowski, Greg Magnant and Jeni Colburn

We started out with four canoes around 9:00am at the Rt. 73 fishing access, a couple of miles out of Brandon. It was a nice sunny day, kind of breezy at times. Eric and Barb did their bit for the environment by picking up floating bottles and cans. . We ate lunch just out of Leicester Junction and were passed by two canoes with their load of fishermen. A canoe also passed us with three women who were obviously training for the Olympics. We took out at the Salisbury covered bridge around 6:00pm. This stretch of the Otter Creek features tree-lined, steep banks through mostly farmland and the Brandon Swamp. It's a good lazy day trip.

-- Greg Magnant              USA

White River: July 21, 1991

Participants: Ruth Miller & Jed Allen, Eric Bishop & Barbara Frankowski, Andy & Buddy Meilleur, Margaret & George McIntosh

In spite of the forecast of showers and thunderstorms, this fearless group set out to conquer the lower White River. It was a hot muggy day, and with the water very, very low, we had visions of dragging the canoes the entire trip. In fact, we had to walk very little although our river reading skills got a real workout. We had a stop for lunch, with a swim in the clear water, and the great crawfish hunt. Later on we stopped for another swim and watched Andy and Buddy's snake dance as a grass snake that had hitched a ride in their canoe decided to leave.

The weather stayed hot with a hazy sun, and the showers and thunderstorms never did come. A good day to paddle, walk and swim in the White River. Grass Snake

-- George McIntosh

Connecticut River: July 27, 1991

Participants: Olga Vrana, Carol Hignite, Carol Chapman, Linda Paradee, Aneka Edson and Collie Chambers

Berries We met at the Hungry Bear in Bradford, VT about 10:30 am, having first spotted a car at Linda's parents farm just above Orford, NH.

We put in about 11:00 at the public launch in the Bradford Recreation field, amid town Bicentennial activities.

The river was busier than usual with other canoes and a surprising lack of powerboats. The weather was nearly perfect and we made it a leisurely trip, stopping to pick abundant raspberries and to lunch on a sandy beach. We arrived at the farm about mid-afternoon in plenty of time for a swim in the river and a test ride in Linda's paddleboat.

-- Collie Chambers

Moose River (ME) "Bow Trip": August 7-11, 1991

Participants: Wayne and Nancy Hall, Buddy and Linda Marceau, Warren Bistram and Scott Marceau, Charlie and Marion Thompson

This was a wilderness trip consisting of Attean Lake (5 miles), a 1-1/4 mile portage to Holeb Pond, out Holeb Stream to the Moose River, and down the Moose River which flows back to Attean Lake, completing the "bow" back to the starting point. The total mileage was 34 miles. The 'bow" had the advantage of eliminating a shuttle, but the value of this was in question after the 1-1/4 mile portage with five days worth of gear! (Call us for our list of "101 things not to bring on a trip with a portage".) The trip was very pleasant (only one day of rain ... make that downpour), the company was wonderful, the wildlife abundant (moose, eagle, herons and other birds and small creatures), the bugs minimal, and the scenery was spectacular, including a view of the whole trip area by making the short hike up Sally Mountain. Beach camping, super meals, evening campfires, and morning swims provided the finishing touches to this very enjoyable trip. Bull Moose

-- Charlie and Marion Thompson

Maine Coast - Ocean Trip: August 10-17,1991

Participants: Bob and Barbara Schumacher, Richard Hoisington, Ruth Miller and Mitch Fried Seagull
Last summer Bob and Barbara Schumacher graciously invited NVCC members to join then sea kayaking the Maine Island Trail. Bob, Barbara and Richard started out on Saturday, August 10th from Stonington, which is a little fishing village between Camden and Bar Harbor. They braved driving rain, high waves, and strong winds and set up camp on a nearby island. The next day was clear and sunny and we had nice weather for the rest of the trip.

Ruth and Mitch joined them on Sunday. We ventured south toward Isle Au Haut, where we were visited by curious seals -- Ruth described them as aquatic puppy dogs. We ventured northeast -into Blue Hill Bay and visited islands with quaint names like Wreck, Sheep and Hall's Half Acre. It's a good idea to join the Maine Island Train Association in order to be able to legally camp on their islands. We traveled west on Wednesday, when we dropped Ruth off in Stonington, and continued into Penobscot Bay. We stayed there until Friday, when we returned to an island near Stonington. On Saturday the 17th we returned to Stonington. It was a great experience to leave civilization for a week.

-- Mitch Fried

Lighthouse Harbor Seal

Androscoggin River : August 24-25, 1991

Participants: Ruth Miller, Link Miller, Peter Downey, Jeff Downey, Andy Meilleur, Rick Gomez and family (Sunday), George and Margaret McIntosh.

The weekend was just about perfect with great weather, good water levels and a great group of paddlers. We paddled Errol a couple of times after setting up our tents, then ran Pontook and found the water level reminiscent of the pre-Pontook dam days. Sunday we repeated the routine, running the Pontook section twice. There were a couple of minor incidents, a broached canoe and an unscheduled swim, but both were overcome with no problems. The weekend was just what an Androscoggin weekend should be.

-- George McIntosh

Dead Creek: September 21, 1991

Participants: Jerry Carruba, Ginny Tartaglia, Mike and Dani, Barb Frankowski, Mike Fullerton, Jamie and Becky-

The weather was beautiful although a bit windy. Three boats took part, paddling north from Rt. 17 into the region of duck blinds before lunch, and south (possibly trespassing?) after lunch. Geese were abundant and we saw marsh hawks, ducks, a bittern, herons and other assorted fowl. The water was shallow in some areas and large fish competed with us for paddling room. At times we floated, isolated from the world by a sea of reeds, as if we were in an endless wilderness, but never were we more than a mile from the highway. This is a great place for nature lovers. It's easy to get to and to get around in. Later in the season when migrations are taking place, the birding should be even better.

-- Mike Fullerton

Quail

Great Blue Heron

Hudson Gorge : September 21, 1991

Participants: Sheri Larsen, Rich Larsen, Adrienne Brown and Tony Shaw

Since the water level had been very low the week before the trip, it seemed doubtful that there would be a trip on the Hudson Gorge on Saturday, but there was some rain during the week and the water level rose to 3.3 feet by Friday. We decided that there was just enough water to make for an enjoyable day of paddling.

We got up early and arrived at the Indian River in time to put in at the start of the "bubble" from the dam release. Although there were a few swims (not me!), we made good time and were able to stay with the "bubble" for the entire trip. The weather was pretty good, cold but sunny, and we had a nice day.

-- Sheri Larsen

2 Loons
Conservation Corner

The Conservation Committee of the Northern Vermont Canoe Cruisers has grown in nembership due to an increased interest in pursuing paddling related conservation issues. Although the direct and indirect protection/enhancement of the paddling resource has long been a concern to many individual canoeists and kayakers, the formation of an official conservation Committee is relatively new.

A proposed Club Conservation Policy was the result of the Committee's work during the Spring of 1991. This proposal was presented and discussed at the June 1991 meeting. The Conservation Committee's recent efforts have focussed around the following issues:

  1. Hydro relicensing - the specific status of current hydro projects
  2. Definition of navigable waters - coming up with a workable, realistic definition of a navigabla river or stream
  3. Shoreline easements/access of waterways for put-ins and take- outs.
  4. Access to high waterline for transient purposes incidental to specific river uses.
  5. Right of passage around in-stream obstructions and right-of- use of shoreline areas for specific purposes.
The Conservation Committee will continue to work on these and other related issues as the need arises. Those. interested in participating should contact Rose O'Connell, Ray Gonda, Peter Briggs or Sheri Larsen.
Loon Nesting
                              Hydro Re-licensing Summary

           Consulting Club            Utility                  Dam Site
           member & river
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
           Bill Gerlack             Central Vermont           Peterson
           LaMoille River           Public Service            Clark's Falls

                                                              Milton
                                                              Fairfax Falls

           Mike Fullerton           Central Vermont           Pierce Mills
           Passumpsic River         Public Service            Gage

                                                              Arnold Falls
                                                              Passumpsic

           Ray Gonda                Central Vermont           Taftsville
           Ottauqueechee River      Public Service

           Ray Gonda                Central Vermont           Cavendish Gorge
           Black River              Public Service

           Ray Gonda                Green Mountain            Essex #19
           Winooski River           Power                    (& ESSEX #1B)

Consultations between representatives of the Club and the utilities have included such canoeists interests as water releases, portage routes, picnic areas and primitive overnight for river travelers. Portage routes been given the most attention by the utilities, followed next by day-use picnic areas. Least attention has been given to overnight camping at suitable locations which would provide access from the water only. Water releases or at least timing of existing releases are of interest only at the Essex #19 site downstream of the IBM plant.

Outstanding Issues:

(1) Overnight camping spots.

(2) Portaqes that are too long such as through the village of Milton on the Lamoille River, and at the Essex #19 site.

(3) Lack of a portage at Cavendish. The portage on the Winooski River around Green Mountain Power's Essex #18 is unacceptable. It requires a cartop from Colchester to Winooski of over two miles. (This project does not have a license and is not being licensed. But its the next dam downstream and operates in conjunction with #18. A trail already exists around the north side of this dam. It simply needs to be cleared and marked. The intended floating boom might need to be relocated.) A much shorter portage trail is possible around the Essex #19 which would be just as safe as the current carry.

(4) Discussions concerning water release schedules and levels have not been completed with Green Mountain Power.

NVCC Telephone Listing, March 1992

George Agnew
658-2866
Joseph Albert
775-5099
Peter & Susan Alden
863-6585
Craig & Joan Allen
453-4377
Randy Allen
223-3771
Richard & Lucille Allen
878-3853
Jeff Allen & Stephanie Lahar
864-6871
Karin Lyn Amedick
849-6435
Ed Amidon
425-2375
Judie Anderson
658-1973
Art Anderson
862-1389
Larry & Margery Anderson
775-1795
Haidee Antram
658-0098
Jay & Jo-Ann Appleton
425-4191
Michael Armstrong
879-0574
Katherine Armstrong & Chet Harvey
518-399-7286
Alice Astarita
878-0953
Ray Auger
454-8477
RoseMarie Bagioni & Tom Brooks
899-2048
Bailey-McPherson
See McPherson
Barg
See Hassol
Dean Barnes & Elizabeth Ganger
862-8796
Lisa Barrett & Conrad Smith
434-2744
Dennis & Ann Bates
878-3298
Laura Benis
434-4540
John Bennett
508-521-2565
C. Stark & Ludy Biddle
492-3350
Eric Bishop
223-4768
Warren & Marion Bistram
862-9561
Alan Bjerke
864-9128
Steven & Susan Bliss
863-8152
Pam Bockes
223-0554
David Boedy
862-3383
Theresa Borden
434-5033
Stephen Bradley
?
Mark Brasure
453-5329
Peter & Barbara Briggs
985-8257
Brooks
See Bagioni
Adrienne Brown
603-795-2866
Ann Burcroff
229-9677
Ron & Brenda Burns
893-3921
Byrne
See Farley
Marvie & Bob Campbell
875-2235
Bill & Janet Cannon
253-4368
Carpenter
See Spear
Gerald Carruba
433-5594
Cathy Chamberlain
863-3067
Carolyn Chambers
860-5049
Carol Chapman
655-0445
Jeff & Robin Chapman
849-6464
Chris & Marilyn Clark
472-6345
Brenda Clarkson
496-7094
Collemer
See Wentworth
Mike Collins & Jennifer Schaafsma
222-5583
Thomas & Miriam Conlon
223-7347
Stephen Crowley
658-5782
William & Sheila Davies
868-4430
Rick Davis
482-4277
James & Caroline Dawson
518-643-9289
Michael Deroy
388-9852
Edwin & Amy Dews
662-9355
Elizabeth Dews
434-5033
Robert & Sue Distler
617-393-7731
Robert & Melinda Dodds
679-1184
Peter & Roberta Downey
223-3376
Kevin Dragon
864-4986
Laurence Duggan
862-5831
Diana & Jim Dunn
899-4151
Smith & Jan Edwards
6-253-7765
Pisha Eliason
253-2343
Hap Eliason
?
Alf Elvestad & Linda Jones
603-632-7654
Jay & Joellen Falk
6 348-7857
Robert Farley
864-5324
Virginia Farley & Jack Byrne
223-6470
Farnham
See Haskell
Stephen & Susan Fishman
244-8134
Doug Flack
933-7752
Wayne & Kathy Foell
878-9737
Roger & Joan Foster
985-3900
Mitch & Myrna Fried
879-1491
Mike Fullerton
456-8701
Tom & Karen Furland
878-8330
Poppy Gall
253-8270
Ganger
See Barnes
Virginia Garrison
496-4622
Olivia Gay
223-3658
Kevin Geraghty
899-2151
Bill & Paula Gerlack
879-0979
Green Mountain Club
223-3463
Joseph & Kathryn Goguen
863-3617
Arnold & Virginia Golodetz
658-0238
Rich and Karen Gomez
244-6308
Ray Gonda
862-6164
Gordon
See Schneider
Peter Grant
453-2278
Jay & Sharon Graves
229-1652
Ruth & George Groh
885-3787
John Guerriere
985-8130
Robert Gunn
775-2612
Lynn Hackett
603-254-8615
Wayne & Nancy Hall
878-4278
Howard Hansen & Joan Mackensie
899-3067
Laurie Hanson
864-1740
Chet Harvey
See Armstrong
Jeffrey Harvey
229-4089
Neal Haskell & Pam Farnham
?
Roger Hassol & Lori Barg
456-7088
Larry & Jane Haugh
879-0634
Roy & Wendy Haupt
244-5213
Mary Ellen & James Hebert
985-3937
Tom & Irma Heeter
877-3437
Jeffrey Hendrickx
508-839-9744
James & Kay Henry
496-2084
Peter & Sheila Herman
439-5804
Carolyn Hignite
860-1530
Lynne Hilliker
524-0137
Richard Hoisington
885-3332
Richard Hollenbeck, Sr
453-2416
Holloway
See Hunt
John Hough
457-3077
Nancy Huelsberg
229-1008
Melrose Ruff
425-2854/388-2061
John & Beth Hulbert
476-4354
Jean Hunt & Phelps Holloway
893-4036
Paul & Marilyn Hyde
879-7508
Richard & Constance Jamieson
496-2552
Maureen Jarrell
863-5249
Jerry Jenkins
?
Raymond & Lola Johnson
518-846-8234
Tom & Erna Jones
623-6060
Barry Jones
476-3265
Jones
See Elvestad
Fred & Nancy Jordan
223-3935
Judson
See Parsons
William & Pauline Kanar
518-563-8840
Donna Kaplan
862-1796
Tom Kastner
426-3734
Marisha Kazeniac
425-3380
Deirdre Kelley & Marc Shatluck
434-3047
Russ & Lilo Kinaman
879-6666
John King
863-6429
Jean Kissner
879-0201
Jay Kita
372-5095
Tony Kitsos & Edith Taylor
878-2417
Robert Klandl
?
Joan Knight
879-0699
Mary Ladabouche
893-4281
Lahar
See Allen
Jill Laramie
775-7436
Sheri & Rich Larsen
878-6828
Thomas Leahy
879-4913
Bob & Nancy Leightner
813-575-0691
Kristina Lesem
658-2875
Leslie A. Liebig
879-0571
Bill Lippert
482-3528
Randall & Marcia Lloyd
465-7391
Jim Loewen
658-1768
David Lynch
878-2925
MacDonald
See McKnight
Mackensie
See Hansen
Greg Magnant
864-1835
Peter & Evangeline Malaney
868-4984
Rick & Heidi Manahan
524-5847
Stuart & Linda Marceau
879-6094
Everett Marshall & Debbie Parrella
434-4872
Terry & PJ Martin
492-3400
Tim Marugg
203-693-1268
Mark & Patricia McCaffray
660-8223
Jane & John McDay
879-1818
George & Margaret McIntosh
644-2134
Dick McKinnon
207-363-4168
Jack McKnight & Leigh MacDonald
864-6017
George McLane
985-4922
John F. McLaughlin
476-3023
Stephen McPherson & Charlotte Bailey-McPherson
207-353-5811
Barry Medivetsky
658-1066
Marcel & Doris Meilleur
879-4489
Andrew & Corrinne Meilleur
678-3008
Mary Messier
?
Jason Miles
425-3711
Miller
See Schultheis
Ruth Miller
985-2592
Moffitt
See Pittis-Moffitt
Michael & Tracy Morgan
223-2039
James Morris & Pat Spielman-Morris
434-4232
Fred Nadon
485-8168
Lynn Newcomb & Joe Pacini
229-0890
David & Louanne Nielsen
899-4021
Andrew & Reidon Nuquist
223-3550
Denis & Tiiu O'Brien
785-2082
Rosemary O'Connell
862-1788
Joan Olson
879-45O
Pacini
See Newcomb
Cindy Parks
244-8504
Parrella
See Marshall
Tim Parsons & Anne Judson
863-6147
Rose Paul
454-1220
David & Giovanna Peebles
223-5045
Jim Picone
223-1610
Eydie & Sylvia Pines
446-3147
Elizabeth Pittis-Moffitt & Matthew Moffitt
908-446-5389
Alan Plumb
849-6558
Jens & Christina ?
985-1457
Zander Ponzo
658-0240
Jim Poulin & Patti White
434-2708
Eve Pranis
434-5401
Thomas Price
864-4755
Lawrence Pyne
372-5822
Amy Raiser
862-3990
George & Caroline Ray
472-6292
Daniel & Laurie Reilly
476-0998
Robert & Annette Reynolds
453-2938
Richard Reynolds
888-5730
Marc & Patti Reynolds
524-3811
Peter & Keenie Richardson
649-5250
Alan Roberts
899-4129
Judy Rowe
985-2737
Michael Russom
863-2124
Charles Ryan
524-9062
Saunders
See Wendt
Schaafsma
See Collins
Barbara Schegerin
482-3608
Daniel Schell
?
John & Bonnie Schneck
693-7706
Rick Schneider & Helen Gordon
453-3570
Betsy Schneider
453-4631
Fred & Sally Schroeder
863-4415
John & Julianna Schroeder
899-2694
Bill Schultheis & Linda Miller
878-3748
Bob & Barbara Schumacher
985-2692
Herm & Ellie Schuster
524-2676
Scott
See Stirt
Mark & Mary Selig
524-3827
Shatluck
See Kelley
Tony & Joan Shaw
879-1655
Nils Per Shenholm
244-6460
Anthony & Terry Shookus
203-666-5191
Allan & Liliane Siegel
524-9114
Rick & Judy Silberman
454-7844
John Simmons
?
Tom & Elizabeth Slayton
229-0164
Smith
See Barrett
William Smith
476-4606
Clyde & Elizabeth Smith
518-962-4859
William Smollin
518-371-9149
Susan Sonchik
878-4408
Sally Spear & Len Carpenter
655-3071/893-7962
Spielman-Morris
See Morris
Cindy Sprague
482-3404
Andy & Carlene Squires
434-2533
Stark
See Biddle
Gloria & Gary Stephens
775-5735
Allen Stirt & Wendy Scott
933-2125
Pat & Glenn Tanis
985-8706
Ginny Tartaglia
223-0918
Taylor
See Kitsos
Tim & Ruth Theodoseau
453-3402
Chuck Thompson
308-236-9115
Charlie & Marion Thompson
878-2536
Laurence & Patricia Thomson
434-3454
Philip Trent
862-8682
Dick & Kay Trudell
655-3554
Charlotte Tyler
496-2826
Vicky Viens
66 244-1367
Olga Vrana
863-0295
Bill & Betty Wadland
879-6643
James & Deborah Walford
849-6672
Linda & Henry Wall
244-6923
Frank & Elizabeth Walsh
?
Michael Waters
372-5418
Barbara Waters
?
Steven Webster
223-5824
Nancy Wendt & Don Saunders
203-242-7440
Rod Wentworth & Jo Collemer
229-5054
Andrew J. White
422-3447
White
See Poulin
White Creek
See Jerry Jenkins
Elizabeth Peggy Whitson
864-5580
Allon & Marianne Wildgust
247-3119
Mark & Krista Willett
434-4297
Virginia Yandow
664-7908/527-1356/899-2391
Loon Family
Whos Who Who of the NVCC

 
      President                        Charlie Thompson          878-2536
      Vice President                   Mark Willett              434-4297
      Treasurer                        Peter Briggs              985-8257
      Secretary                        Ray Gonda                 862-6164
      Membership                       Peter Briggs              985-8257
      Spring White Water Schedule      Tony Shaw                 879-1655
      Open Boat Clinic                 Rob Parley                223-6470
      Closed Boat Clinic               open
      Conservation/Water Resources     Rosemary O'Connell        863-0481
      Bow & Stern Editor               Collie Chambers           860-5049
      Safety & Education               Rob Farley                223-6470
      Spring Dinner                    Louise McCarren           425-2375

If you are interested in participating in the Executive or other committees, please call Charlie or any chairperson. We would love to hear your suggestions and get you involved.

Spring Trips Schedule: 1992

  Date       Day          Trip                      Organizer          Telephone      Level

  3/28       Sat          Organizer's Choice        Jim Dunn           899-4151       Int
  3/29       Sun          Huntington River          Mark Willett       434-4297       Int

  4/4        Sat          Canoe School - River      Rob Farley         864-5324       Beg
  4/5        Sun          White River               George McIntosh    644-2134       Beg/Int

  4/11       Sat          Upper Lamoille River      Dave Boedy         862-3383       Int/Adv
             Sat          Local Rivers              Charlie Thompson   878-2536       Beg/Int
  4/12       Sun          Contoocook River (NH)     Adrienne Brown 603-795-2866       Adv
             Sun          Ompompanoosuc River       John King          863-6429       Int

  4/18       Sat          Moose River               Mike Fullerton     456-8701       Int
  4/19       Sun          Lower Lamoille River      Ray Gonda          862-6164       Beg/Int

  4/25-4/26  Sat-Sun      West River Weekend        Ray Gonda          862-6164       Int/Adv

  5/2-5/3    Sat-Sun      Ammonoosuc River (NH)     Peter Alden        863-6585       Int/Adv
             Sat or Sun   Upper Saco River (NH)     Tony Shaw          879-1655       Int/Adv

  5/9        Sat          LowerHudson/Schroon(NY)   Al Roberts         899-4129       Int
  5/10       Sun          E. Br. Sacandaga (NY)     Mike Fullerton     456-8701       Adv

  5/16-5/17  Sat  or Sun  Hudson Gcrge (NY)         Ray Gonda          862-6164       Adv

  5/23       Sat          E. Br. Pemigewasset(NH)   Adrienne Brown 603-795-2866       Adv
  5/24-5/25  Sun or Mon   Hudson Gorge (NY)         Rich Larsen        878-6828       Adv

  5/30-5/31  Sat or Sun   Hudson Gorge (NY)         Sheri Larsen       878-6828       Adv

  6/21       Sun          Dead R. @1800 CFS (ME)    Mike Fullerton     456-8701       Adv

  6/27-6/28  Sat-Sun      Dead @1000-1300 CFS (ME)  Tony Shaw          879-1655       Int/Adv

  7/4-?      Sat-?        Alpine Canyon             Mike Fullerton     456-8701       Int/Adv
                          Snake R. (WY)

NOTES:

  1. For information about each trip, contact the trip organizer. All trips are dependent on water level. The scheduled trips are based on "normal" spring-time water levels. The trips listed may be changed or cancelled if the water level is unsuitable.
  2. Persons interested in leading an alternative trip on a particular day should contact the trip organizer so information about the trip can be relayed to others.
  3. Mark Willett (434-4297) can drop everything to run the Huntington (Int) when it rains hard--and he yearns to do so. Inquiries are welcome.
  4. A trip on Southern Vermont Rivers is tentatively scheduled the weekend of 4111-4/12. Contact Bob or Marvie Campbell at 875-2235 for information.
  5. Evening trips on the Lower Lamoille River may be held on the following Wednesdays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13. Contact Rich Larsen at 878-6828 for information.
NVCC Conservation Policy

As adopted at the June 18, 1991 NVCC meeting

Protection of paddling resources within Vermont is the highest conservation priority of the Club. We may intervene in legislative and administrative actions that directly affect the availability, affordability, or quality of paddlesport. We also have a legitimate interest, as a Club, in more general issues such as water quality, and scenic and wildlife values--but only to the extent that they have a direct impact upon us and our sport. Although our primary interests lie within Vermont, our involvement may on occasion extend to issues beyond the state's borders.

Examples of actions for which precedent exists:

  1. Hydro licensing and relicensing, in favor of portage trails, upstream and downstream put-ins, assessment of whitewater release potential, and assessment of water access camping.
  2. In favor of small lakes, or areas of larger lakes.
  3. Opposed to streambed alteration where it clearly disturbs existing paddling opportunities.
  4. Opposed to dam construction or water diversion which eliminates existing and unique paddling opportunities.
  5. In favor of river and lake access points along frequently paddled waters in NY/NE.
  6. Opposed to direct pollution of frequently paddled waters.
  7. Opposed to user fees or taxes which unfairly burden the paddling community.
  8. In favor of scheduled dam releases suitable for recreational whitewater paddling.
The Conservation Committee may present proposed additions to this list to the Club membership for approval on an annual basis. In addition, the Executive Committee may approve action on specific issues not mentioned above, if the situation warrants it.

The following rules apply:

  1. Actions taken on behalf of the Club must conform to Club guidelines and be in the best interests of the Club. The ranking available officer or Chairman of the Conservation Committee should be notified before any actions are taken.
  2. Club members who are acting an their own behalf must make it clear that they are acting as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Club, if any chance of confusion exists.
  3. Actions must be reported in writing within 'one week to the President and to the Chairperson of the Conservation Committee.
  4. The President will review with the Executive Committee any actions which he/she feels may have been inappropriate. The Executive Committee may vote, by simple majority, to restrict individual members from taking future actions in the name of the Club, for a stated period of time, if their behavior warrants this restriction.
By Peter Briggs, Ray Gonda & Rich Larsen.

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