Florence Lion's Club
Just in time for fall fishing, Valerie Askren, co-author of Fly Fishing Kentucky, will give us the lowdown on some Kentucky trout streams that most of us haven’t fished before….and she knows them all. Valerie will be talking about Laurel Creek, Bark Camp Creek and the spring fed streams in the Bowling Green area.
After spending more than 20 years as a university researcher and professor, Valerie traded the ivory towers of academia for the great outdoors. Her background in natural resource economics and love of nature translated into a second career of writing outdoor guides, including “Hike the Bluegrass”, “Five Star Trails: Louisville and Southern Indiana” and “Fly Fishing Kentucky”. An avid outdoorswoman, Valerie has swum in Africa’s Lake Malawi, climbed China’s Mount Tai, sailed the coast of southern France, biked Nova Scotia, and backpacked the überchallenging West Coast Trail of Vancouver Island. Her honeymoon was spent kayaking the Grand Canyon with her husband, Ben. The mother of four, Valerie lives in Lexington, Kentucky and hits the trail every chance she gets.