This oil painting, a generous gift of the Ann McInTosh estate, will be a featured silent auction item at Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER’s Jazz for Water annual fundraiser.
It is centered on fun, music and food and supports the advocacy work of Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® that protects the River, its small streams and wetlands and the communities that live, work and recreate along these waterways!
Jazz guitarist Carl Filipiak and his Quartet will play standards and originals.
The Sequoia Room at Oregon Ridge Park | October 22, 2015 | 7 till 10 PM
13401 Beaver Dam Road | Cockeysville, MD 21030
Tickets on sale and sponsorship opportunities available at Eventbrite through October 15-NO DOOR SALES!.
Locally Sourced Farm to Table Food and Signature Seasonal Cocktails by CLEMENTINE, Baltimore’s Home of Fancy Pants Comfort Food! Wine from Boordy Vineyards. Beer from Union Craft Brewing.
“APPETIZERS “~ Blackened shrimp on grit cakes with crispy country ham and smoked tomato coulis “~ Andouille spiced cured duck breast ham on sweet potato biscuits and pear marmalade “~ Black eyed pea and pickled okra bruschetta with pimento cheese
“BIGGER STUFF “~ Smoked and pulled Genuine pork sliders with cherry and Boordy Barbejus with purple slaw “~ Apple brined and smoked eight cut chicken with apple mustard Union mop sauce “~ Slow Cooked kale with house cured ham “~ Fingerling potato salad with sweetcorn, green beans and smoked paprika “~ Lucielle’s sweet and tart heirloom tomato and cucumber salad “~ Dirty beans and rice with a hint of buttermilk and green onions
DESSERT ~ Caramel bread pudding with rye whiskey whipped cream
Games: Old Fashioned Money Wheel, Raffles & Silent Auctions to benefit the River.
Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER® is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that champions enforcement and compliance of environmental laws across the watershed to protect and conserve the River for All.
Thanks to Jim Ritz from Music Go Round Cockeysville for the thoughtful donation of a beautiful Jazz Guitar-also a silent auction item at the Jazz for Water event. We’ll see everyone there!
Thanks to the volunteers, the MDDNR fisheries staff from the Central and Western regions of Maryland and MBSS staff that drove all the way from Annapolis to make sure that the fish populations in the Gunpowder River are sustainable.
This just in from Fisheries
We would like to apologize for the short notice, but we will be conducting our fall electrofishing survey on the Gunpowder Falls tailwater for Sept. 22 and 23.
Meeting time will be at 9:30 each morning.
Sept. 22- Dam/Falls Station–meet at the upper Falls Rd. parking lot.
Sept. 23- Bluemount Station–meet at the Bluemount Rd. entrance to the NCR TCB trail.
Please let me know if you are planning on attending or need more details. (410) 442-2080
We are sampling our Masemore station on Monday 9/21, but we have all the needed help for that day, so I am only asking for help/observers for the 22nd and 23rd.
Fly Fishing the Gunpowder this Labor Day weekend?
Start early to get the most out of your day afield. With the water at 31 CFs use the trails to get to the shaded bend pools and riffles. Water temps are swinging by mid-afternoon from 48 degrees to 55 degrees. Try ants in the flat water, caddis in the riffles. Beetles along the banks are a good bet. Don’t leave home without 10 to 12 ft leaders ending in the 6x to 7x range.
Shop Hours Labor Day Weekend:
Saturday and Sunday 10 till 4
Monday 10 till 2
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
With the flows at a minimal 34 CFS at Falls Road fishing has been tough. However, the rain yesterday and last night added some much needed water into many of the tributaries. Fishing anywhere downstream of Masemore Road will be better because of the slight stain to the water from Bush Cabin Run. Many reports have come in that nymphing small caddis pupa and red zebra midges have been the ticket to fool fish in the Gunpowder River. Small olive body caddis patterns have also been working throughout the evenings this past week.
In addition to regular Wednesday closings, the shop will be closed on Monday August 17th, Monday August 24th and Tuesday the 25th. Otherwise, we are open 10 till 5 weekdays and 10 till 4 on weekends and have just what you need for fly fishing the Gunpowder River or anywhere else (Going West?) for that matter.
The Gunpowder River is flowing at 104 Cfs is 52f and clear until little falls. While the shop will be closed on the 4th, it will be open this Friday and Sunday. The 4th is the last free fishing day in Maryland this year so be sure to take advantage of it. With cooler weather ahead, plan on a BWO’s.The Sulphurs and caddis are a still a good bet try them in the #16-18 range. We’re also seeing a few ants and beetles making their way into the stream. Long leaders are still the trick. Typically as the water drops mid-summer a 10 foot leader in 6x is a good starting point-add some 7x and you’ll be in the game. Think short cast, long drift and you’ll be on the right track. This shot of a native Brookie Josh Reider released just across the border was too pretty to leave archived as it would give even the best fireworks display a run for the money. Have a safe 4th!
Listen in today, June 4th at 11 AM on WEAA.org or 88.9 FM on O’Malley’s Environmental Record. The Gunpowder RIVERKEEPER interview on the Columbia / NiSource line-MB project with Marc follows…Thanks to Marc for getting the word out on the new public hearing:
An Excerpt from the MDE website follows; or go to the full notice including the Memorandum & Opinion
PUBLIC NOTICE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL HEARING
Applicant:NiSource / Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC
Application Number: 12-NT-0433 / 201261660
Comment Period:June 1, 2015 to July 8, 2015
Public Informational Hearing Details:
Date: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Poster Session
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Public Informational Hearing
Location: Stevenson University, Owings Mills Campus Rockland Center, Banquet Room
100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, MD 21117
BACKGROUND: On April 21, 2014, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) issued Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit Number 12-NT-0433/201261660 to NiSource/Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia) authorizing Columbia to impact nontidal wetlands, the 25-foot nontidal wetland buffer, streams, and the 100-year floodplain in connection with the Line MB Extension Project (the Permit). Several petitioners filed judicial review actions in circuit court challenging the Department’s decision to issue the Permit. On April 30, 2015, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order remanding the Permit to MDE to take action on three issues: conducting a more extensive public notice process; providing additional documentation that the project would not affect historic properties; and clarifying MDE’s rationale on water quality issues. In accordance with the public notice component of the Order, MDE is issuing this public notice to inform the public of the proposed regulated impacts associated with the Line MB Extension Project, to solicit comments from the public about the work described below, and to announce a public informational hearing. At this time, MDE has not decided whether to reissue the Permit. MDE is evaluating the proposed regulated activities under Title 5, Subtitle 5 (Waterway Construction) and Title 5, Subtitle 9 (Nontidal Wetlands) of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. –Ordered by the Circuit Court.
Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday, June 14th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.
Please join us for a fly fishing school. On Sunday, June 7th, a Backwater Angler Guide will be teaching a fly fishing school that is ideal for beginners. If you’re planning on fly fishing in Maryland, or anywhere else for that matter, this course is a great introduction to the sport. The school covers knots, casting, gear and fly selection. Class is held from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person and includes the use of gear. A Maryland non-tidal fishing license and trout stamp is required and may be purchased at the shop with check or cash the day of the school. Class size is limited to 4 and pre-registration is required. Please give us a call at 410-357-9557 to pre-register.