On September 12th, Eagle Scout candidate Ian Moyer and members of Boy Scout Troop 645 completed the installation of three angler survey boxes on the Electra Road portion of the Mokelumne River. With supervision and assistance from parents, and members of Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited and Amador Flyfishers, Ian and the scouts installed their first survey box a little over two miles up Electra Road from Highway 49, a second at Box Beach, and a third at the Electra Powerhouse parking area.
The three survey boxes were welded to posts of existing gate structures, which were also filled with concrete to add stability and durability. Signage was installed on each box, instructing anglers how to complete the survey form, and the boxes were then stocked with forms and pencils. The forms will be collected and restocked by members of Amador Flyfishers, who will ultimately forward the forms to the Department of Fish and Game.
After work was complete, many of the scouts and work crew stayed for swimming and fishing, and a barbecue lunch provided by Ian's mother, Terrie. Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited also contributed some supplemental nourishment.
The chapter wishes to offer special thanks to Tim Bell who supplied the welding equipment and services, to Lorne Bonkowski for his sign design and fabrication, and to Dustin Rocksvold and the Amador Flyfishers for their funding commitment and their liaison work with local regulatory agencies. For Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited, this project was lead by Don Krueger, with assistance from our Conservation Chair, Gary Slade.
Finally, the chapter congratulates Ian Moyer, and Boy Scout Troop 645, on the completion of requirements for his Eagle Scout badge. The chapter is proud to have been a sponsor of Ian's endeavor.
September 12, 2009