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For the week of  October 17 - 23, 2001


Silver Creek site dedicated to Jack Hemingway

Express Staff Writer

The leaves were yellow on the cottonwoods and floating on the trout stream when the Idaho Department of Fish and Game dedicated a section of Silver Creek to conservationist Jack Hemingway on a bright, clear morning last Wednesday.

"Whenever I think of the Hemingway name, I immediately have visions of the sun glinting off Silver Creek on a fall afternoon, fly-fishing, and a safe release of a lunker trout back into the creek to fight another day," said Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Dave Parrish addressing a gathering of Jack Hemingway’s friends at the IDFG public access area west of Picabo.

The Fish and Game Department then unveiled a large sign that describes Hemingway’s contributions to wildlife and its habitat.

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne declared Oct. 10 to be the first Jack Hemingway Conservation Day to commemorate the man who pioneered catch-and-release conservation ethics and spearheaded Silver Creek conservation efforts. Hemingway, the son of novelist Ernest Hemingway, died on Dec. 2, 2000, at age 77.

Members of The Nature Conservancy, which Hemingway worked closely with, and the nonprofit Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation were also present.

Television sportscaster Tim Ryan, a longtime friend and neighbor of Hemingway called him a "serious fisherman. He was warm and wonderful. I think he was a fine human being. You couldn’t help but like him."

As part of the new conservation day, Kempthorne announced the re-instatement of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Community Challenge Grant Program.

The program is intended to help boost rural economies by making $50,000 available to fund small conservation projects proposed by sporting groups, individuals, cities and counties.

The grants are meant to help preserve, protect and enhance wildlife and habitat and to spread public awareness of the Fish and Game Department.

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