Angler’s Covey is the host site of “Trout in the Community” – a joint venture between the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CMCTU), the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks (CWP), the Catamount Institute (CI), and Angler’s Covey (AC). Trout in the Community is the first program of its kind nationally in Trout Unlimited -- and Angler's Covey is proud to be the pilot site!
Modeled after Trout Unlimited’s very successful “Trout in the Classroom” national program, Trout in the Community (TITC) is a program in which students and the community at large learn the importance of water quality, cold water conservation, and the local watershed by raising trout from eggs to fingerlings and then releasing the trout at an approved location within that watershed.
In addition, the TITC program will include aspects of aquatic biology and ecology, watershed management and stewardship, disease awareness, aquarium maintenance, water quality, fish growth and behavior, health and regulatory concerns and other related topics.
Each of the four partners has its own responsibilities for the success of Trout in the Community. In a nutshell:
So the hatch is on! A couple of weeks ago, Angler’s received the first eggs – and we have hatching trout! Pictured here are the young alevin trout, still feeding off their egg sac in the hatching basket suspended in our tank in the entrance to the shop. Come on by and check them out. You know how kids are ... they grow up so quickly!
Please watch this blog over the next weeks for announcements and updates on Trout in the Community.
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