CCA’s Music City Chapter in Nashville held the organization’s first event in a non-coastal state on Nov.13 and it was a smashing success. A sell-out crowd gathered at the Hillwood Country Club to support conservation of marine resources, with all proceeds from the event going to the Building Conservation Trust, CCA’s national habitat program.
“CCA National is fully committed to Nashville,” said Patrick Murray, CCA National president. “The chapter has organized a fabulous local board and put on an event that any
eteran CCA chapter would be proud of. It has been inspirational to the entire organization to see the enthusiasm and commitment of the volunteers here in Nashville. We are very excited about this amazing effort.”
“By getting involved with CCA here in Nashville we have an opportunity to make a lasting impression and connection by sharing our passion for the coast and fishing with others,” said John Franck, CCA Music City Chapter Board President. “Through involvement in Music City CCA, we can help ensure the coastal and ocean landscape that we all treasure is healthy and vibrant for decades to come.”
Going forward, the Music City Chapter plans to hold two or three casual coastal workshops/events a year, sch as saltwater fly fishing, inshore/offshore series, saltwater fishing travel, saltwater art and writing, coastal cooking, saltwater conservation series, saltwater kayak fishing adventures and others.
“One of the best legacies we can establish and promote is to get our families, friends and future friends involved,” said Franck. “We are here to bridge coast to country and share the passion!”