580 volunteers cleaned-up 7.257 tons of trash - that's 14,500 pounds!!! Sweep-the-Hooch began four years ago. Last year 3.7 tons of trash was removed from the river and surrounding banks. Upper Chattahoochee TU, National Park Service-Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Chattahoochee... [ READ MORE... ]
The Top of the Ninth Inning – Two Days LeftGeorgia Trout Unlimited Legislative Update – March 16, 2014 Two days remain in the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly – Tuesday and Thursday, March 18th and 20th. It will be a busy week. Expect a flurry of activity right up until midnight on... [ READ MORE... ]
Crossover Day passed on March 3rd. Any bills to be considered must now have passed at least one chamber. Any bills not passed are dead and will need to be reintroduced as new next January for the 2015-16 General Assembly. We are now at the Seventh Inning Stretch. The last day of the session, Day 40... [ READ MORE... ]
Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner and Albatrosses everywhere.
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to use. That’s how some Georgians may feel if Gov. Deal has his way in the General Assembly with SB 213, the cleverly named Flint River Drought Protection Act. It allows... [ READ MORE... ]
“Hunting and fishing are an indispensable social resourceof tremendous national value… Of course, we [anglers and hunters]have always known this, but until recently we failed to tell the public.” ~ Aldo Leopold. What do you want to leave for future generations? At some time, we all consider sharing... [ READ MORE... ]
Why, yes they are! It’s the Foxfire Boys and they’ll be picking and fiddling bluegrass music at the closing BBQ dinner hosted by the Georgia Council. Regional meetings are a great way to join fellow anglers from across the Southeast, make new friends, renew old friendships, get in some fishing and... [ READ MORE... ]
February 22, 2014
Georgia Trout Unlimited (GA TU) works closely with the Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) and, as a member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC), GWC partner organizations in conserving, protecting and restoring Georgia’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. We bring you cold... [ READ MORE... ]
That’s where Georgia House Motor Vehicles Chairman Rep. Tom Rice left Wildlife License Plates for trout, bobwhite quail and nongame species Wednesday afternoon. In a surprise move, the Chairman refused to allow a vote on Vice Chairman Rep. Bubber Epps’ HB 730 which would immediately waive the $25... [ READ MORE... ]
Good News! SB 299 will be amended to protect streams through effective watershed protection planning. Thank you, Sen. Steve Gooch, for agreeing to amend SB 299 | Watershed Protection Planning and responding to our requests. We previously reported on SB 299 in Don't Muck Up My Trout Stream. Be sure... [ READ MORE... ]
This is how the trout license plate should work. HB 730 lowers your fee for a trout license plate to $25 per year and waives the manufacturing fee. $19 of the first year fee and $20 or renewals would be sent to GA DNR for trout management. Now that’s a deal!
However, the bill is stalled in the... [ READ MORE... ]