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rea esta e September 22, 2017 www.facebook.com/4cire Young Anglers Isabella Ramirez, Ashton Bray, Leonardo Perico, Brandon Moreno, Dulce Campos, Brielle Hernandez, Tristan Meza, and Westley Brandon. Courtesy photos Club holds first event at the Green Pier BY DAVID HART Being surrounded by water and home to the Tuna Club, which is the home to the modern day sports fishing, the City of Avalon's Community Service Deparment created the first Avalon Youth Fishing Club. The AYFC is a four-week pro- gram that teaches youth the sport of fishing as well as the respect for the water and the wildlife that we take from. In the first week, Sunday Sept. ~ 17,.the five members met at the Green Pier where they learned the anatomy of the pole, safety precautions, how to bait the hook and got to drop their lines and catch fish. There was peer to peer teach- David Montana helping two young anglers bait their lines. ing by local 16 year old angler Over the next weeks, the mem- David Montana, and Salty Crew bers will be fishing at the mole, sponsored 10-year-old anglers casting atPebbly Beach and fish- West Brandon and Tristan Meza. ing off a boat. director hired Frank Galea brings 30 years of experience to director position BY LAURA MECOY vation plans and human/wildlife contact. His past projects included surveying for mountain goats in Alaska and mitigating threats to endangered species. As a member of the Del Norte County Fish and Game The Catalina Island Commission, Galea advised a Conservancy recently announced county Board of Supervisors on the appointment of a new direc- drafting state legislation regard- tar of conservation, Frank Galea, ing fish and game issues. who has 30 years of conservation He also worked with Redwood experience as a wildlife biologist Sciences Laboratory to study, in Northern California. track and use location mapping In his new position, Galea will in the recovery efforts for the supervise the Conservancy's con- Northern Spotted owl. servation staff and programs to Additionally, he worked for the help the nonprofit organization U.S. Forest Service to relocate elk fulfill its mission of protecting from private to public properties. and restoring Catalina Island. ,, He has completed 21 specialized "We are extremely pleased totraining certifications in his field have Frank join our team," said and has hired and trained staff on Tony Budrovich, Conservancy wildlife protection and conserva- president and CEO. tion programs. "His extensive background Galea grew up in Orange in biological consulting and his County and said he first visit- demonstrated expertise in con- ed the Island as a teen. He still servation will help ensure the remembers how excited he was Conservancy continues to restore to take his first tour of the wild- and protect the Island's natural lands. habitats and species." Since then, he has flown, Galea founded Galea Wildlifesailed and boated to Catalina, all Consulting in 1989 to advise a with friends and family to enjoy wide variety of companies, tribes the Island. and landowners. "I am .very excited to have He is a Certified Wildlife the opportunity to work with Biologist® and an expert in habi- the Conservancy," Galea said. "I was very attracted to the tat assessments, habitat conser- Conservancy's mission of being Frank Galea, Director. the new Catalina Island Conservancy a responsible steward of its lands" through a balance of conserva- tion, education and recreation. 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