California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., (CIFFI), is a volunteer operated, tax deductible 501 C3 non-profit foundation, incorporated in the State of California, dedicated to the enhancement of freshwater angling opportunities. The cooperative efforts between CIFFI and the California Department of Fish and Game, and many partners, provide necessary funding to sustain multiple species of fish in California’s lakes and reservoirs. Founded in 1992, CIFFI is a success story in cooperative fishery management, beginning with Project Kokanee, and now providing assistance to many other projects.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
Tuesday, Nov.18, 2014 - CIFFI night at Sacramento Kings basketball game - Ray/Gary Erck, Larry/June Aaker, Viki/Alan Benbow & sons, Rick Partlow, Gary/Garrett Larson, Rick Soto/friend, Sep, Marilyn & Kent had a great time in the KHTK Radio Suite!! Thanks to Scott Marsh, KHTK, for the generous donation to the recent CIFFI dinner!
On Nov. 5, nine CIFFI volunteers, headed once again by Stan Wong, got “down and dirty” at Lake Berryessa during the annual trout pen cleaning workday.
The pen project, a cooperative effort between the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, CIFFI, and the Markley Cove staff at Lake Berryessa, has helped create one of the better trophy trout fisheries in the state. The annual cleaning of the pens helps insure that fishery.
It turned out to be a great fundraiser – the 23rd Annual CIFFI Dinner, held November 1st at the Folsom Community Center! The crowd was enthusiastic, the raffles and auctions had many desirable prizes, the food was good and folks obviously enjoyed visiting with friends, local guides, industry supporters, sponsors and other anglers! It was fitting support for the Foundation’s efforts to create and maintain fishing opportunities for California’s anglers.
The President’s Award was presented to Richard Burton, Honda Marine, in recognition of ongoing support. Volunteers of the Year went to Richard Partlow and Brian Nevis. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the “CIFFI Accomplishments Video 2014” developed and edited by Scott Strain of “RodMob”. Special thanks go to Mark Blanton, Gone Fishin’ Marine and Scott Marsh, KHTK Radio for their very generous donations to the event. Be sure to check www.ciffi.org for photos and videos!
This event helps CIFFI in its efforts to continue cooperative fisheries management with the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Through memberships, donations and various events, CIFFI provides financing for projects and studies, plus support of youth activities.
This was the last of the 2014 CIFFI fundraising efforts. CIFFI will once again have a booth at the upcoming I.S.E. Show in Sacramento on January 8-11, 2015. Be sure to stop by! Check out www.ciffi.org for details of the 2015 calendar – perhaps you will find events that need your participation! CIFFI welcomes you!
View the event photos by Scott Strain of RodMob
A few items have been mailed since the first of the year...the 2014 CIFFI Update brochure, the Derby Postcard and your 2014 Membership cards that was purchased at the 2014 ISE Show in Sacramento.