Welcome to the TRAA
Dedication Today for Tomorrow
"For the enhancement, protection and promotion of a viable,
multi-species fishery within the Thames River watershed.
TRAA Construction Event
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:00AM
Construction will resume to continue improving the stair and boardwalk system to the trout hatchery site. We plan to have all of this completed by the time the snow flies for even safer access to the hatchery during the winter months (that's when the trouties are in there!).
While not a lot of bodies are needed, you are welcome to come out and lend a hand. There are also other chores to be done so everything's "egg-ready" and presentable for visitors.
If you need more info' contact us.
Community Conversation: The Health & Water Quality of the Thames River
Monday, September19, 2016 - 6:30PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)
It's events like this that can help shape public opinion so it's important that the TRAA shows support and involvement so come on out!
TRAA General Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 8:00PM
If you're not coming out to TRAA General Meetings, you just aren't getting the full pop for your membership bucks.
Things are really starting to gear up with news about what's going on in the community as well as the planning for upcoming events and activities.
If you really want to make an easy move to get involved, all you need to do is come out and be a part of a General Meeting!
The venue for our General Meetings is the Western Ontario Fish & Game Protective Association's clubhouse, 790 Southdale Road, London, Ontario.
Want to know more about our General Meetings? Just contact us.
"River of Evidence" Tee Shirt - Only a Few Left! Get Yours!!
TRAA member Ray Baxter, under his own initiative, had these tee shirts designed and printed.
What a great way to show your support for the Thames River and the decommissioning of the Springbank dam!
These quality tee's come in either black with white print or a very visible chartreuse with black print.
The cost is only $20 each with $5 going directly to the TRAA. What a deal and what a statement both fashion-wise and environmentally!
Get yours at the March 9th Annual General Meeting or by Contacting Us.
Have You Really Thought About It?
The Springbank dam does not provide flood control or hydroelectric power.
This dam serves no purpose other than to back up a free flowing Thames River to a "standstill" for recreational watercraft.
When in operation, what Springbank dam does is cause significant adverse impacts to the ecology of the Thames River.
It negatively impacts the free movement and passage of fish and other aquatic species.
The Springbank dam disrupts the natural flow of water and sediment, degrading water quality.
Scientific studies have documented that the Springbank dam reservoir does not meet provincial water quality objectives for phosphorus and E. coli.
This poses a significant risk to local residents, visitors and wildlife species within and around the system.
The City of London proposes to repair the Springbank dam that has already been "refurbished" to the tune of a reported cost of over $6.8 million to local taxpayers.
Wouldn't you rather see your tax dollars going toward something that would benefit EVERYONE?
Wouldn't you like part of your generation's legacy to be a free-flowing and healthy Canadian Heritage River for all Londoners and their families?
If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to Click Here to review and consider signing our petition to the City of London to encourage them to decommission Springbank Dam.
Local Businesses Step Up to Help Out the TRAA
The support of the following area business people is much appreciated
Members of the trout hatchery rotation know the woes we've had with lighting in the hatchery. Even with larger fixtures installed a few years ago, it was still frustrating on days when the mercury dipped below -15C and the fluorescent technology just teased us with its dull flicker. Enter Mike Jeffries of Guillevin International Co. in London with nice set of bright and dependable (and new!) LED fixtures. Once they were installed it was like working in well-appointed laboratory.
During the February General Meeting the TRAA voted unanimously to re-name the TRAA trout hatchery honouring Keith Wales' memory and his unselfish support of the TRAA's work in the London area, in particular Komoka Creek. Special thanks go out to Muma Manufacturing in St. Thomas for donating the beautiful laser-cut aluminum sign.
After cleaning up the area around the TRAA shed and trout hatchery, our trailer was quite full and needed to be emptied. A big 'thank you' goes out to Rick Vandersluis and Mike Seabrook of Try Recycling who allowed the TRAA to empty the trailer at their facility free of charge.
Before we could take the trailer to Try Recycling, we needed to get the spare tire for the trailer fixed. Pat Devincenzo, proprietor of Angling Sports, offered to get it repaired. Turns out the tire needed replacing and Pat took care of it.
Angling Sports also supplied cards for all TRAA members that entitle them to a discount equal to the tax on anything in the store.
Thanks Pat, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
TRAA Volunteer Committee Chairs