I want to invite and encourage all waterfowlers to stop by at Reflection Lake for the APH Summer Family Festival. I realize that many of you are in disagreement with the Alaskans for Palmer Hayflats. I believe a lot of this can be resolved though discussion and getting to know more about the APH. We want to represent the views of all user groups of the Palmer Hay Flats. The leadership of the APH has changed drastically over the past year. At last nights board meeting, the senior board member there has only been on the board for a year. We have new and fresh ideas about what needs to be done and direction that APH is heading. We want waterfowlers to be represented in this planning. We are the only organized user group that is working towards keeping the Palmer Hayflats as a recreational playground for Alaskans to hunt, fish, birdwatch, hike, and enjoy Alaskan tidal wetlands at its best. Don't be afraid to come out and visit with the APH. Nobody is going to try and turn you into a tree hugger, we need your input and criticism to round out user input.
At the festival, there will be booths of interest for all users. Yes, the Alaska Waterfowl Association will be there. A duck call representative will be there with demo and raffle of duck calls. Hunting retrievers will be demonstrated. Food will be available for modest donation. Live music, canoe and kyak rentals. Duck boats and motors will be displayed and demo available. Activities for kids and adults alike, from all user groups. Several hundred people attended last year, and we expect more this year. Come and join us. Also, we, the waterfowlers need help, we could use more volunteers to help show the public what waterfowling is all about. Hope to see you all there. Bud 240 4090