September 21 Meeting Kicks Off Autumn Schedule with “Fall Fling”

TU Color Horizontal LogoThe Oak Brook TU autumn membership meeting schedule kicks off with a September 21 “Fall Fling” event featuring a grilled dinner at the White Eagle Homeowner’s Clubhouse, 4265 White Eagle Drive, in Naperville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. preceding our speaker. A special “TU Women’s Initiative program” will be part of the event with details to be announced. Continue reading “September 21 Meeting Kicks Off Autumn Schedule with “Fall Fling””

Weister Creek Success Story: Interview with Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes, TU member,  Kickapoo Valley Reserve board member, and “river keeper.”
Paul Hayes, TU member, Kickapoo Valley Reserve board member, and “river keeper.”

by Jim Schmiedeskamp

On a sunny day in May after fishing Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, I rendezvoused with Paul Hayes to get a walking tour of the Weister Creek stream restoration project Oak Brook TU had supported with $4,000 in grants supporting phase 3 work in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading “Weister Creek Success Story: Interview with Paul Hayes”

The Librarian’s Corner by Phil Young

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The Fly Rodder’s Guide to Carp by Barry Reynolds (BT² Productions / 2006) 98m / DVD

Guilty pleasures. For the last few years, I have been indulging in some unseemly fly fishing activity in the creek at the rear of my lot. Fly fishing for common carp. All of the power of saltwater redfish no more than 200 feet from my back door.

In The Fly Rodder’s Guide to Carp, Barry Reynolds asks the question, “Why not carp?” Continue reading “The Librarian’s Corner by Phil Young”

June Coldwater River Macroinvertebrate Study Completed

Coldwater_1The Oak Brook TU chapter held the first of two 2016 macroinvertebrate study days on the Coldwater River near Alto, Michigan on Saturday, June 11.

The outing featured 17 volunteers, including five students from the Riverside Brookfield High School (RBHS) TU Teen Club. This year’s study marked the third year of spring and fall studies on the Coldwater River watershed. Continue reading “June Coldwater River Macroinvertebrate Study Completed”