One of four recipient organizations of the 1998 Bahamas donation project was the Powder Mill Park Hatchery . This Rochester, NY hatchery was a county funded facility which the county cut funds for a few years ago. It is now supported by private efforts of fund raising and grants. This hatchery supplies fish for stocking in the creek that runs through Powder Mill Park in support of Kids Derby's, the Senior Citizen Derby's as well as attempting to reintroduce a brown trout population. A separate education facility will be established in the hatchery complex and FF@-donated funds were used to rebuild some holding runs. John McManus and Jim Tefft are the FF@migos who are involved in this project through their local TU Chapter and proposed it as a 1998 Bahamas donation recipient organization.
FAMILY TYES organization, Pittsburg, PAA second recipient organization of the 1998 Bahamas donation project was the "Family Tyes" organization. "Family Tyes" was created 3 years ago as a non-profit organization. The home base is Baldwin H.S., Pittsburgh. It now encompasses 10-12 high schools in Pittsburgh. The program is 22 weeks long, and includes rod buildling, fly tying, knots, casting, stream side tactics and etiquette. The students are taken on 12- "day trips", 3-4 overnites, a trip Steelheading in Lake Erie and a yearly trip to Montana. They attend flyfishing shows, and one of the photos below is from the 1998 Somerset, N.J. show.