Conservation

York Bassmasters is committed to the conservation efforts as initiated by B.A.S.S. and Ontario Bass Nation (O.B.N) in protecting bass fisheries ensuring its future for generations to come.

York Bassmasters through its social media resources, provides its members with continual informative material as to keep them educated on latest conservation initiatives and practices as to ensure its membership are sensitive to such concerns as it may impact bass fisheries while they are out fishing themselves or even in their day to day activities. Efforts are undertaken to have speakers attend meetings to speak to conservation efforts and concerns. Further and most Importantly, the club continually tries to establish community partners with local municipal, provincial federal and private agencies to make them aware of the clubs willingness to provide volunteer assistance in any related initiatives or projects these groups may have in their strives toward conservation.

B.A.S.S. Conservation Mission

For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. and the grass-roots B.A.S.S. Nation have remained focused on issues related to fisheries and aquatic resource conservation. The B.A.S.S. Conservation Program is a driving force behind progressive, positive change on critical water resource and access issues: Fisheries Management, Habitat, Aquatic Nuisance Species, Aquatic Vegetation Management, Angler Access and Tournament Fish Care.

B.A.S.S. is more than tournaments, a magazine and a membership; it’s decades of demonstrated natural resource conservation efforts. B.A.S.S. Conservation works with government agencies to develop sound management

Conservation works with government agencies to develop sound management policies that protect and enhance aquatic resources. We partner with the industry and conservation community to ensure that government policies provide for these resources without compromising sportfishing opportunities. B.A.S.S. Nation members provide substantial volunteer efforts to enhance fisheries resources and protect our sport. B.A.S.S. is renowned for state-of-the-art tournament fish care and the legendary publication Keeping Bass Alive!

York Bassmasters Conservation Partners To Date:

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Town of Newmarket

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Past project accomplishments:

  • Planted lilies in Bruce Lindsay Pond
  • Removed garbage and invasive weed species next to Bogart Creek and Bruce Lindsay Pond
  • Planted 1000’s of trees & shrubs along Bogart Creek, Bruce Lindsay Pond and the Magna Centre Pond
  • Erected bird & bug houses next to ponds to promote naturalization
  • Bass transfer to Bruce Lindsay Pond


Jackall PitchIt Campaign

Thanks to all the members of York BassMasters for participating in the Jackall Pitch It plastics recycling campaign. Our efforts led to 45.45 pounds of used plastic baits being diverted from our waterways.

The campaign certainly shed light on how a few discarded plastic baits can add up in weight.

Hats off to all the other clubs for their efforts as well. It would be certainly good to see the total weight of all the OBN clubs efforts.





Guest Speaker;

Lauren Tonelli , Invasive Species Centre

A huge thanks to our guest speaker Lauren Tonelli from the Invasive Species Centre who came all the way from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to speak to our club and was well received.

The Invasive Species Centre is a non-profit organization located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario that works to connect stakeholders, knowledge and technology to prevent and reduce the spread of invasive species that harm Canada’s environment, economy and society.

Lauren Tonelli is the Project Manager for the Invasive Species Centre’s Asian Carp Program.
She put on a great informative presentation discussing aquatic invasive species and how anglers can prevent their spreading.

Well done Lauren and we can assure you we will do our part to not only to take efforts to minimize any possible spreading of evasive species but also report any invasive species that maybe encountered during our time on the water.

For more information about the Invasive Species Centre, please visit their website

http://www.invasivespeciescentre.ca/

Cooks Bay Transfer Tourny

Congratulations to all the members of York Bassmasters who showed up competed and helped out with the Cooks Bay Transfer. The transfer was a geat success and all of the 25 largemouth made it there safely and alive.Also a big thank you to the mayor of Newmarket for treating the club to dinner and drinks. On behalf of York Bassmasters we Thank You.





York Bassmasters lend a Hand in the Bogart Creek Restoration Project
November 2007
We’re at it Again!

The Bogart Creek Restoration Committee teamed up with community members and the York Bassmasters at the Bruce Lindsay Retention Pond last month to help the area thrive. They planted a number of trees and greenlife, and the Bassmasters plan on introducing pan fish and bass into the pond. The BCRC plans on planting in this area for a couple years to come, so soon this lovely little area just off Leslie will be flourishing. Think this is a great cause. Keep an eye out for the next BCRC event and get involved!

For the full story, please visit…….

http://www.snapnewmarket.com/display/21573/251/