FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEMACOLIN RELEASES 6,000 YEARLING TROUT IN THE YOUGHIOGHENY
$10,000 Raised in Annual Benefit Event
Farmington, PA (May 21, 2015) – The Orvis® Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Field Club recently released 6,000 yearling trout into local waters to benefit the Middle Youghiogheny trophy trout waters. On March 29, 2015, Nemacolin’s hosted its annual Stock The Yough sporting clay benefit event and raised $10,000 towards such efforts. This is the second year Nemacolin has followed the lead of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) with stocking the Youghiogheny River with six to nine inch yearling trout.
“This fundraiser originated from being fishermen ourselves,” said Matt Grobe, Director of Activities at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. “We utilize these waters through our Orvis® Endorsed Fly Fishing programs at the Resort and believe these yearling trout have a much better chance of survival than the typical fingerling which are less than six inches.”
Members of the Nemacolin Field Club and Activities teams were joined alongside staff from Orvis Pittsburgh, all of whom volunteered their time last week to stock eight sections of the Middle Youghiogheny with the yearling trout that were purchased from the fundraising event. Nemacolin’s Field Club is planning a spring 2016 Stock The Yough event, with the proceeds continuing to benefit the stocking of local waters. Over $20,000 has been raised in total towards restocking efforts. Information regarding this event will be forthcoming. Nemacolin would like to thank Orvis Pittsburgh, Wilderness Voyagers and Laurel Highlands Guide Service for their contributions to the Stock The Yough events. For more information, please visit nemacolin.com.
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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres, Nemacolin features 318 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private luxury homes, including the AAA Five-Diamond, Falling Rock boutique hotel. In addition to the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa, the resort offers 36 holes of golf on two championship courses - the Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock and the traditional Links Course. Outdoor enthusiasts should visit our 30-station Shooting Academy, a sporting clays facility situated on 140 acres complete with a spacious lodge. Trail rides are available at the Equestrian Center, or for a more rugged trail experience, there’s the JEEP® Off-Road Driving Academy. Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring 600 slots and 28 table games. As the seasons change, the Sundial Lodge kicks into high gear offering downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and for an unexpected winter experience, visitors can enjoy dog sledding. Nemacolin also boasts an impressive collection of 15 restaurants and lounges, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, Lautrec as well as a multi-million dollar art collection. For meetings and events, Nemacolin offers 32,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities including three ballrooms, a 200-seat lecture hall, and 25 meeting rooms - making Nemacolin the ideal setting for functions ranging from weddings to sales meetings. For those guests arriving by air, our on-property private airfield with 3,900-foot airstrip is available. For additional information, please visit our website at nemacolin.com or call 866-399-6957. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.