July 3, 2018


Please join your fellow outdoors enthusiasts for a River Rally and fundraiser for John Sturgeon from 5:00-7:30pm on Thursday, July 5, at The Binkley Room in Pikes Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Fairbanks.

As many of you already know, John has been fighting the National Park Service in court since 2007 over being cited for use of his small hovercraft to access his long time moose hunting camp on the Nation River, which runs through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to once again hear his case. A win for John could mean the return of management to the State of Alaska of all navigable waters within the the state. A very important case for anyone who uses Alaska waters for access.

John has spent a very large sum of his own money to fight the Feds on their claim. This is a fight with repercussions for all of us outdoor users in Alaska and deserving of a monetary donation to support his case.

If you cannot make it to the rally, please visit the Alaska Outdoor Council website at www.alaskaoutdoorcouncil.org to make a donation and to learn more about John's case.

Chuck Derrick, President
The Chitina Dipnetters Assn.