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National Trout Unlimited President Will Speak at Ernie Nester Chapter Banquet

The Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited (ENCTU) announced today that Chris Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trout Unlimited would be the guest speaker at the chapter's annual fundraising banquet that will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Charleston.

"We are very excited to announce that Chris Wood will be the guest speaker at our annual banquet. Our members look forward to hearing an update on the national efforts of Trout Unlimited. This will also provide an excellent opportunity to share some of the many projects our local Trout Unlimited chapter has done to help ensure cold, clean, fishable waters in West Virginia," said Mike Sayre, President of the ENCTU.

According to Trout Unlimited, before becoming President of Trout Unlimited in September 2001, Chris Wood served as the senior policy and communications advisor to the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service where he helped protect 58 million acres of publicly owned land. He began his career as a temporary employee with the Forest Service in Idaho and also worked for the Fish and Wildlife program of the Bureau of Land Management. He is the author and co-author of numerous papers, articles and three books.

The ENCTU Annual Banquet will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Elks Club in Charleston, WV. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.

Those who wish to attend may purchase a ticket for $30 per person, if purchased in advance, or $35.00 per person at the door, by contacting Jeff Nelsen at (304) 768-3933 or Sponsorship packages are also available at $200 each. Rollin Smoke BBQ, a local favorite, will cater the banquet.

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