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FOC Receives Grants!

The Friends are proud of the support from the foundations whose links appear below. The capacity building grants they have awarded us will greatly help in strengthening our organization for the benefit of Connetquot River State Park Preserve:

The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation

New York State Council on the Arts

Parks & Trails New York

Upstate History Alliance

Click here to read the details of these grants

A Fly Fishing Virtual Tour with Tom McCoy

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.

Tom McCoy

Tom McCoy, author, blogger and life time Trout Unlimited member and a Friend of Connetquot will review the history of fishing at the Park, bring you on a tour of each of the 30+ beats and offer some practical fishing tips as well as reveal his favorite flies.

Tom McCoy is a fly fisher, an accomplished author of "how to" fishing books and fishing stories. He volunteers to assist new fly fishers with Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery and the annual casting clinic hosted by Connetquot.Recently he worked on a LITU committee to update their stream guide – Trout Fishing Long Island’s Spring Creeks (of which Connetquot is one). He is known for his relaxed, yet effective fly fishing methods. "There are many ways to approach fishing with a fly and mine is but one. I am glad to share my experience with all that are interested, not as an expert, just as a friend" says Tom.

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Date/Time: Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.

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