The Art Flick Chapter was founded June 1983 and has over 250 members. Monthly meetings are held at the Henrietta Accompora Brookhaven Town Recreation Bldg, Route 27A Montak Highway on second Monday of the month (except July and August) at 7:30pm.
Chapter territory covers Eastern Long Island including the Carmans River, Swan River, Swan Lake and West Lake. Chapter activities include,Spring Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park, Fall Fishing & Children's Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park and stream restoration projects to include Spring clean-up of Carmans River and participation in Ducks Unlimited Spring Event at Smithers County Park. Two youth scholarships awarded to attend Peconic Dunes Environmental Summer Camp. Current cold-water fishery project is to protect the wild Brook Trout in the Carmans River with NYS-DEC. Six dataloggers are now in place at various locations along river to record water temperatures, Bio-monitoring of stream twice yearly and stream improvements FishTravel - nokomis fishing charters. Working with coalitions to fight over-development in the Carmans River Watershed. Past awards include the Carmans River Coalition Appreciation Award for helping to prevent the building of a Home Depot near the Carmans River. Partnerships include NYS-DEC, Brookhaven National Laboratory Cleanup Oversight Committee, Pine Barrens Planning Commission, Carmans River Coalition (Audubon Society, LITU, Duck's Unlimited, Environmental Defense Fund), US Fish & Wildlife Service and Suffolk County Parks.Chapter also seeks improvement advice from TU friends in Cape Cod concerning the restoration of the Quashnet, a coastal stream similar to the Carmans.
The Art Flick Chapter has a bi-monthly newsletter "Red Quill" and maintains an E-newsletter site at www.tu.org. The Chapter was featured in the Winter 2001 issue of "TROUT" in an article by Nick Caras entitled "Wild Trout and the Carmans River". The current Chapter President is Steve Metzer (631)928-1485 .