The Wait is Over!

posted Apr 1, 2016, 6:41 AM by Mike Balogh   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 6:46 AM ]
The excitement is about to begin in Sparta Township’s Glen Ravine. On April 5, weather permitting, the in-stream work to restore a section of the Sparta Glen Brook is set to begin. We all have walked the path to this moment together, some a bit more, some a bit less, and a long journey it was: almost three years from the first thought to the present. Thank you and congratulations to all who volunteered their talents and contributed in their own ways, and now the best of luck and success with the job at hand in the Glen.

Once again, the chapter can proudly look back at a very successful annual banquet event, held on March 19 at Perona Farms in Sparta. We all were honored by the presence of Congressman Scott Garrett, Sparta Mayor Christine Quinn and Sparta Township Engineer Eric Powell. It was wonderful to listen as they all shared with us some of their personal thoughts and memories of the Glen’s past. Special thanks are in order to Glen and Sue and to all the others, for putting their heart and soul into making it all happen. 

I also want to mention our last chapter meeting, during which the membership voted to change the meeting venue from the current location at Camp Jefferson to the VFW hall in Sparta, NJ. The first meeting at the VFW is scheduled for June 15. More details will become available on our web site and also in the newsletter. 

Some up-coming dates to remember:
- Flat Brook Float Stocking: April 7. We meet at Three-Bridges at 9 AM. Contact Ed Sinning for further details.
- Sparta Glen Brook Chapter Planting Days: Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. For details click here to go to the Sparta Glen page, or contact John Nordstedt at
- Flat Brook Clean-up: April 16. Again, we meet this time at Schaffer’s Bridge at 9 AM. Contact Ed Sinning for further details.

Time to dust-off your rods and reels! And to those die-hards who have never put them down for the winter break, dust them off anyway! Wishing all of you a fulfilling and fishy 2016 trout season.

Willi Huber