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2023 Annual Business Meeting

November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT

$100.00

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The Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership (RFHP) will be holding its 13th Annual Meeting in Morristown, Tennessee. Thanks to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for hosting!

Agenda

Download the complete agenda here: Meeting-Agenda_2023

Schedule at a Glance

  • Thursday – November 2, 2023
    • arrive at hotel
    • limited transportation arrangements can be made via TWRA personnel – car pooling from airport
    • dinner on your own
  • Friday – November 3, 2023
    • workshop – TVA
    • lunch (provided by RFHP)
    • field trip and/or habitat build
    • dinner on your own
  • Saturday – November 4, 2023
    • business meeting AM
    • lunch (provided by RFHP)
    • technical sessions PM
    • banquet
  • Sunday – November 5, 2023
    • technical sessions AM
    • noon – adjourn – lunch on your own

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be hosting a workshop consisting of their experts in the fields of:

  • River and reservoir operations – operation of dams and water with multiple stakeholders interests in mind.
  • 26 a permitting – requirements and how to of applying for permits, allowing fish habitat to be placed in aquatic environments.
  • Shoreline stabilization – methods and techniques for shoreline stabilization across different types of waterbodies.
  • Aquatic plants – identification, treatment, and solutions for dealing with common non-native, native, and invasive aquatic plants.

Each presenter will be giving information pertaining to their areas of expertise with time for questions and discussion.

November 4

November 5

SCDNR Lake Hartwell Fish Habitat Enhancement Project

Chevy Roper
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
11/05/2023
09:05 AM
Abstract

In 2006, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources received a settlement from Schlumberger Technology Corporation for damages to the Lake Hartwell recreational fisheries due to PCB contamination in the Twelve Mile arm of the reservoir. The $2.8 million settlement is to be used for enhancement of fish habitat within the reservoir. The goal of the Lake Hartwell Fish Habitat Enhancement Project is to improve recreational fishery through enhancing fish habitat features such as shoreline, shallow-water, and deep-water habitat. These enhancements will provide cover, increase spawning and nursery habitat, improve forage for popular gamefish species, act as fish concentration areas, and improve angler success. Since the start of this project in 2014, fifteen sites have been enhanced with over 3,000 pieces of natural and manmade materials being used to construct habitat structures throughout Lake Hartwell.


 

Zoom Access

Topic: FOR Annual Meeting (the complete meeting agenda and abstracts are posted on the website)

Time: Nov 3, 2023 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Every day, 3 occurrence(s)

Nov 3, 2023 Meeting starts at 8:30                  AM Workshop and Field Trip

Nov 4, 2023 Meeting starts at 8:30                  AM Business meeting and afternoon technical presentations

Nov 5, 2023 Meeting starts at 8:30 AM          Technical presentations.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Daily: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAud-mqqTgvEtLXV7t5P80s7KaEl-51aWrZ/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGsrTsqGNOWtRGBRpwIA4igc-rwtnZYj7dxpCmyF3VjOlPlYclDF74yRYnR

 

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84300273586?pwd=OWt2Smo0MDNrTnk0Q0ozeVBweUtKQT09

 

Meeting ID: 843 0027 3586

Passcode: 374154

Reserve Your Room

We have sought all government rates possible for nearby hotels. Below are the best prices we could negotiate for this conference.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

The new block is at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Morristown for $119/night + taxes.

  • Check in date is set for: Thursday, Nov 2nd
  • Check out date is set for: Sunday, Nov 5th
  • These dates can be altered for each person's needs. They aren't required to stay on those exact dates.

Please book as soon as possible to ensure you get the negotiated rate. All persons booking in the block will be required to provide a valid credit card to guarantee their reservation.

Click here to book your hotel now!

Other Options

Best Western Plus Morristown (10 minute drive)

The Government rate appears to available for online booking: https://www.bookonline.com/hotel/best-western-plus-morristown-conference-center-hotel?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsp6pBhCfARIsAD3GZuY4XuozHnH2NuhF9mySIB9oxKfTOr8FuTmZhjviN-8qH0-hdCyGPCgaAlRxEALw_wcB#room-types

Note this is not an official block.

Other Hotels

Other hotels nearby will likely offer the Government rate, but not as a block at this time. Feel free to contact other hotels in the area such as the Hampton Inn.

Holiday Inn & Suites - BLOCK FULL

The block is at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Morristown, Tennessee, and includes 15 King rooms & 24 Two Queen Rooms @ the Government rate of $98+ taxes per room per night. People booking can choose from the room type available at the time of their booking.

  • Check in date is set for: Thursday, Nov 2nd
  • Check out date is set for: Sunday, Nov 5th
  • These dates can be altered for each person's needs. They aren't required to stay on those exact dates.

Cut off to book at this group rate is Oct 20, 2023.  Any inquiries after the cutoff date will be offered whatever the rack rate is at the time of their inquiry. All persons booking in the block will be required to provide a valid credit card to guarantee their reservation.

Click here to book your room today!

Please let Rebecca know if you have any trouble with the link. The group rate code is FSH and should automatically show itself for the dates above.

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Plan on Fishing

A networking event will occur Friday, November 3 after the workshop. Please indicate your interest during your registration, and we will accommodate as many as possible.

Please ensure you have your fishing license for Tennessee.  TWRA offers a 3-day license (as well as others) which can include trout if desired. Purchase your license here: https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/ViewPackage.aspx?pid=17&lrtid=2&annual=0

Details

Start:
November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am CDT
End:
November 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Cost:
$100.00
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Organizers

John Hammonds
Doug Nygren

Venue

Cherokee Reservoir