We greatly appreciate members support of donations and lending helping hands. We are making progress and there is much more to do. A special thank you to those who have sent financial donations and to the Badger Fly Fishers for their generous donation of a chain saw and to the generous Women River Buddies from the Women’s clinics for purchasing some picnic tables.
WORKDAY set for Saturday Oct 20th 9 am – 4 pm – Free Camping for Cleanup workers MORE HANDS, LESS WORK. PLEASE JOIN US. We hope to accomplish a lot. Please mark your calendars.9 am – 6 pm. Come for any or all.
10 people in waders for a project where your feet will be in water; Bring some gloves to warm hands periodically.
2-3 People to remove garage door and hardware from clubhouse and put in dumpster in lot.
10+ people to help take debris off bottom of trees, stakes, etc, put in a pile and burn
People to collect debris from around 2 lower shelters (south end) and put on burn piles
6 People to burn and manage burn piles
2 Food/ Drink support person to assist board w/ intent to feed people.
More tasks noted day of. Find Jaimmie Miller President.
DONATIONS for clean up can be sent electronically via our Paypal (they keep 2.9%) to Westforksportsclub@gmail.com or mailed to West Fork Sportsmans Club Inc., P.O. Box 52, Viroqua, WI 54665 We could use all kinds of “workers” and those also need some expertise (plumbing, electrical, woodworkers) to help out.
Progress UPDATE: The driveway is open ONLY on the north end but go slow, it is still being worked on. DO NOT DRIVE ON THE GRASS – the ground is not dry enough. Clubhouse is painted (mostly) spray insulation installed first week of Oct, Paneling installed (carpenters assistance would be great). Double Doors are being framed in in place of garage door.
YOU MUST Come in off Y (north of Viroqua) or from the top of the ridge to Avalanche Road (all other bridges are out)
Ways the club is seeking support:
We need 1 new refrigerators and typically purchase them from Rockweiler Appliance in Viroqua https://www.rockweilerappltv.com/products/Frigidaire/frig/fftr2021tw.html
When the ground gets more dry we need heavy equipment and rebuilding the road, particularly the south road.
We need to replace 5 (working) Weber grills for campers use.
15 Picnic Tables : https://www.homedepot.com/p/28-in-x-72-in-Wood-Picnic-Table-144508/203208252
A CHAINSAW – we lost ours to the flood. DONATED by BADGER FLY FISHERS
A Tiny House on Wheels to replace the small cabin.
Carpenters to rebuild Garbage Area
Lawn mower Tune ups / oil changes
Donations to help with supplies and repairs.
Our Goals: October – to work on grounds repair, drain water holding around the green cabin (drain is plugged) create a drain system for spring run off. November – to continue any grounds work we can complete and finish the inside of the clubhouse (trim stained, final wall painted where garage door was replaced.) Dec & January finish kitchen area with new cupboards, countertops, sinks and electrical. Feb Finalize inside of clubhouse seek installation of alternate “small cabin”, March, continued repair of grounds and camping areas. April, open campground and resume business with a fully functional club.
PLEASE consider taking your recycling to the recycling center off of Y on LF. It is free, it is open 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.Vernon Co. Recycling center (map here) is 2.6 miles from the Campground.
TRASH at the campground is for campers/ cabin members only. The campground fees for trash are a real cost to the club. ONLY campers should be depositing trash at the campground (no matter what you have been told in the past.)
Consider Cans vs bottles for camping. (YES, good beer is available in cans also!)
Membership meeting highlights:
The club has planted 35 new trees in the last 2 years.
Vernon County zoning has inspected the club and greenlighted some structural improvement work.
There is a new online cabin reservation system.
We have adopted a stream restoration plan and dedicated $5000 to it for each of the next 3 years.. We will be seeking the remaining funding of $12,500 from members, Trout Unlimited partners and other Environmental Partnerships.
We elected new board members who are listed on the Board Page.
Next Annual Members Meeting is Saturday June 1st; 7 PM at the Clubhouse. We will have a work day scheduled during that day. Please mark your calendars and come help us make improvements at the club. Thanks.
First Come First Serve for ALL camping sites. All reservations scheduled before April 1 will be honored. After April 1 we will not be taking reservations for specific spots. EACH spot numbered is a GROUP camping space so you can pitch your tent anywhere and it will be fine.
Large groups (15 or more) should schedule before April 1 of each year and identify the section of the campground for their camping needs. Use the online contact below to make requests. Requests do not mean reservations are complete. A confirmation email will be sent confirming availability. The WFSC reserves the right to cancel ANY reservation when weather events prevent use of parts or all of the campground. For group reservations each April a sign will be posted at the South and Portage Shelters indicating the reserved dates for large groups. If a member camps there when a large group is coming in they will be asked to move. You must be a member to camp at the Club. Other than these reserved dates all members are welcome to camp in these areas. See Camping and Membership pages for more info.
To become a member please send membership dues and contact Info (name, address, email, dues payments) to: WFSC, PO Box 52, Viroqua WI OR you may pay at the Green Pay Station (Iron Ranger) at the Campground.More info on Membership
- Annual- $15 (Jan 1- Dec 31)
- Three Year- $30 (12/31 of 3rd Calendar year)
- Lifetime- $150
- Only one membership required per family with children under 18 years of age.
West Fork Sportsmans Club
S4901 CR-S, Viroqua, WI 54665, USA