Ron Harrington, conservation chair of the Bristol Bird Club, Saturday gave a report (and handout) in support of the importance of The Nature Conservancy's management of their wetlands in Shady Valley during the Cooperative Coldwater Meeting held in Knoxville on July 25, 2009. The same report was given to the Tennessee Trout Unlimited Council (Most also attended the Coldwater meeting). About 25 persons were present, and there were a number of positive and supportive comments. TU National reps emphasized that the restoration and protection of wetlands is a very important part of Trout Unlimited's long range strategy, especially as it relates to protecting coldwater streams from the effects of global warming. Harrington will be sending a copy of the report to the president of the TN Clean Water Network, asking for their assistance. Steve Brown, Tennessee Trout Unlimited, has recommended that the Tennessee Clean Water Network be advised about the Shady Valley situation, and ask if Tennessee Clean Water Network can be of help. Go to www.tcwn.org for more information. The president is Renee Hoyos. Harrington became a spoksperson for BBC at the Coldwater meeting as well as the TNTU Council meeting when the Overmountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Johnson City, which has about 200 members, joined with the Bristol Bird Club in supporting the need for wetlands habitat for wildlife in Shady. The Knoxville meeting is the the semi-annual TVA Coldwater meeting. That same day Harrington also represent the Overmountain Men Trout Unlimited chapter at a meeting of the Tennessee Council, Trout Unlimited. As a result of the BBC message sent over Bristol Birds Net regarding the Shady wetlands, Harrington was asked to present a summary of this situation to TNTU, which he did. He also brought this up at the Coldwater meeting that morning. There are usually folks from other TU chapters, TDEC, TU National, TWRA, TVA, GSMNP, and the U.S. Forest Service in attendance.