COMFORT ROAD YOUTH ONLY FISHING AREA
The sign says it all
HE IS REALLY GOOD AT "VISITING" WITH PARENTS
GETTING THE DOGS READY
GETTING THE GOODIES READY
SOMETIMES HE DOES GET TO HELP HIS FAMILY FISH
MAYBE HE ISN'T ALLOWED TO "COOK"
WATCHING THE KIDS FISH IS MORE FUN THEN FISHING
RICK HELPS HIS NEPHEW WITH A TROUT
A very special THANKS to the landowners whose generosity make this area available for
the exclusive use of children 12 years of age and under.
The watershed association pays tribute to these landowners.  
Earl (Sonny) Comfort Family
Jeff Pontius Family and Farm
The Rick Starr Family
and others
Sonny Comfort was the original landowner to request that this section of the creek become a youth area.

For the past couple of years, the Comfort family has hosted a "Trout Rodeo" on the  first day of trout season.  
They provide at no cost to participants, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and sweet for the kids and families.
Several years ago Jeff Pontius who owns and operates Pontius Farms purchased
from the Comfort Family part of the land where the youth fishing area had been held in previous years.
To improve his newly purchased land along the creek, Jeff cleared out the briars and invasive brush,  removed
diseased trees,  and graded the land to a more level condition.  When removing the diseased trees, he cut many of
them at a level to create a seat. When removal work was complete he seeded the area with grass to help prevent
erosion.  Since this work created a park like area, he installed several benches and picnic tables.  Jeff considers this
a work in progress and intends to make further improvements.  The public is invited to utilize this peaceful area.

Sorry we could not catch up with Jeff to provide pictures of him in this beautiful area.
Below are some pictures of the improvements made.
BUM KNEES AND ALL, RICK HELPS ANOTHER NEPHEW
Rick Starr and his wife own another section of the land where the youth fishing area is located.  They have always
been on board with this idea and have been very helpful to the watershed association.