What's going on with the GSLAS ?
Now meeting at the garden center building at 1602 e 2100 s in Salt Lake. Regular meeting have been moved to the fourth Thursday of the month. The building is on the north-east corner of Sugarhouse Park. Head east on 2100 south and turn right into the parking lot on the corner of the park(just before Highland High School). Doors open at 6:30 and meetings start at 7:00 unless listed otherwise.
April 26 Chad Hill- Ever snorkel with schools of cardinal tetras and angelfish? I recently had the opportunity to do just that and I would like to tell you all about it. This past January I accompanied Project Piaba on their annual expedition to the Brazilian Amazon and spent 2 weeks with American and Brazilian scientists. Project Piaba, a Boston based organization has been studying the ornamental fish trade for over 25 years. Their research shows that the collection of aquarium fish is a sustainable industry. Healthy fish populations require a healthy forest so the fish trade encourages people to engage in sustainable, environmentally friendly industries. Buying wild-caught fish protects the Amazonian rain forest and supports thousands of people economically. I'll be talking about the mission of Project Piaba and show photos and underwater video from my trip, including video from the incredible Ornamental Fish Festival of Barcelos. This is a trip anyone can do, I'll tell you how. I will be bringing Brazilian treats to share.
May 24 Mike Hellweg- wild type bettas.
The October auction brought in just enough money to pay for the 2018 building rental and we have enough in the bank to cover 2-3 speakers for next year. We will look forward to a productive March auction for future funding. Also, show your support by paying $20.00 for membership (that's less than a nice dinner with a partner). I welcome your imput on how the club can serve you as a hobbiest. We will be trying some new meeting formats so come and participate. If you have a fish you are breeding, and you are willing to share your knowledge, let me know.
We also want to thank Nic and his family for their support by letting us use their nice meeting room in the past. Their facility is top notch so if your company needs a quality spot for meeting or presentations call them At the Ibarra-Brito Centre.
Thanks for supporting your club. Your help and ideas are always encouraged.
I have set up a facebook page under The Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society(can anyone help me figure out how to tag it so people can search GSLAS and have it come up?). Like the site and post fish stuff and possitive club suggestions.