In our constant endeavours to help ensure better future successes and to improve the operations of our Almaguin Community Hatchery Program (ACHP), we are always open to new insight and involvement from all interested parties. To date, we have enjoyed tremendous interest and support from many different sources, including major contributions from Cabela’s/Bass Pro and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.
After many hours of research and development along with discussions involving experienced hatchery members, a design was formulated and construction of our portable hatchery trailer began. This was all possible thanks to several organizations, businesses and ACHP members stepping up to support our vision with donations, sponsorship and volunteering their time. As always, voluntary and monetary assistance is welcome and very much appreciated. We strive to generate more interest and involvement from the Almaguin community area.
As part of our commitment to further involve the Almaguin area, we have been able to introduce a Micro Hatchery into Almaguin Highlands Secondary High School (AHSS) thanks to Principal Susan Fawcett and our President, John Hetherington. This will give local students in the Science Department and Outdoor Education Program exposure to Hatchery systems, fish habitat, ecology and conservation.
Although we have overcome many challenges and obstacles including COVID-19 during this project, we continue to strive towards the finishing details on the hatchery trailer as we prepare for our Grand Opening slated for Saturday, May 1st, 2021, 1PM at the Magnetawan town dock, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Looking forward to this spring and seeing everyone.
Thank you to everyone for your support.
Take care and stay safe.