The Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers are endearing themselves (and the fly fishing fraternity) to their fellow Redding citizens by proposing a clubhouse, trails, public restrooms and other public amenities at Redding’s Clover Creek Preserve — on the Fly Fishers’ dime:
The Redding City Council this week will consider a plan offered by the Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers for the fishing club to build a clubhouse and classroom at the Clover Creek Preserve — the flood-control project turned park off Shasta View Drive. The club wants to build, on its dime, a space for members to meet and to hold fishing workshops for all. Further, and this is no small consideration, the plan would bring public restrooms, accessible from outside the building, to a set of popular trails that currently have no facilities.
We don’t imagine the City Council will have a hard time saying yes. Any time the city can work with a sports or recreation group to expand the amenities at city parks — especially at trivial cost to the taxpayer — it’s a natural win. It’s especially fine to raise the profile of the Fly Fishers, practitioners of a noble and popular outdoors art.
Bravo to the Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers. You make us all look good.