We invite you to attend our monthly chapter meetings at the:
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.
Light snacks are provided.
August 20th, 2018
August Monthly Meeting: Kevin Kubach will be our Speaker
Kevin Kubach is a fisheries biologist with the SCDNR statewide research program. He has worked on stream and river studies and conservation throughout SC since 2004. Kevin has been a TU member since 1998. Kevin Kubach is originally from New York and grew up in Ellicott City, Maryland and Alpharetta, Georgia. His interests in nature and aquatic life were sparked by annual trips to visit his grandparents in the "mountains" of New Jersey and Maine, saltwater fishing excursions along the mid-Atlantic coast and, above all else, forays into the neighborhood woods which usually involved a stream teeming with minnows and water striders. Kevin earned his B.A. in Biology and M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University; his thesis focused on the reintroduction of the Turquoise Darter to a South Carolina Piedmont stream. He joined the SCDNR Freshwater Fisheries Research group in 2004 and has worked on projects including the Reedy River watershed and oil spill recovery study, the South Carolina Stream Assessment, the Broad River Sediment Management Study and the Small River Assessment. His research interests include freshwater fish biodiversity and conservation, relationships among watershed factors and stream and river integrity, and recovery of aquatic assemblages from disturbance.Kevin will be discussing the Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for fish conservation and management, with applications in coldwater.
Monthly Meeting September 17th
J.E.B. Hall will be our Speaker!
J.E.B. Hall is a full time fly fishing guide and instructor in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee for Davidson River Outfitters. In addition to guiding in the Southeast, J.E.B. has spent numerous summers guiding in Southwest Alaska for Alaska West, and is a former operations manager for the Andros South Bonefish Lodge on South Andros Island in the Bahamas. J.E.B. is also the author of the book The Southern Appalachian Fly Guide, the definitive fly fishing guide book to our area. When not fishing, J.E.B. can be found on long mtn bike rides, paddling class V whitewater, and keeping bees.