The Au Sable River and Conserving Michigan's Waterways with Tom Baird, President of the Anglers of the Au Sable River

Date:  October 14, 2017  
Time:  01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Location: 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915 (Jump to map)

frog sitting in swamp grass

Date: Saturday, October 14th from 1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.

La Rivière Au Sable, like numerous geographic elements, retains its name from the New France époque in Michigan. Au Sable literally means of sand making it a prime fish habitat. Yet by the 1870’s societal and technological changes converged to put this and many other Michigan waterways at risk of permanent irrevocable damage. Now, The Au Sable River, especially its famed Holy Waters section, is known as the premier trout fishing destination east of the Mississippi. Presenter, Tom Baird will discuss Michigan waterways at risk and efforts to conserve their vitality for fish and wildlife. Mr. Baird is the current President of the Anglers of the Au Sable River. He started fly-fishing in the late 1970’s. After graduating from law school, he quickly adopted the Au Sable River as his home water. Long time conservationist and Au Sable advocate, Rusty Gates, drafted him early into the organization’s history and he has been active since. Mr. Baird serves as a liaison to key state agencies in Lansing, as well as the Michigan legislature.