Embrace a Stream

About Embrace-A-Stream

Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded more than 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.4 million in direct cash grants. Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million.

In the 2015-16 grant cycle, a total of $84,941 was awarded to 26 chapters and councils, with an average grant award of $3,267, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 18 different states from coast to coast.

Make a donation to support EAS grants to chapters.

Click here to view the full list of 2016 EAS grant winners.

Click here to view the full list of 2015 EAS grant winners.


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Embrace-A-Stream grants fund a wide variety of TU Chapter and Council projects, like the Angler Science snorkel outing pictured above.

Embrace-A-Stream Grant Review Committee
The Embrace-A-Stream committee is comprised of TU volunteer representatives and scientific advisors. The committee evaluates all proposed projects and makes final funding decisions in February of each year. EAS Committee members are a valuable resource for potential grant seekers and should be a chapter's first point of contact when they are considering applying for a grant. Chapters and councils that receive money are often in contact with their EAS committee representative early on in the process. The members of the committee include:

Region                     Name                   Phone                   Email
Chair                        Russ Meyer          775-784-4671        rfmeyer@unr.edu

New England           Ron Rhodes          802-457-1247       rhodes@sover.net
(ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI)
Northeast                 Greg Malaska       570-657-7169        gregmalaska@gmail.com
(NY, NJ, PA, DE)
Mid-Atlantic       Brian Bernstein     410-262-4188      brianbernstein21093@gmail.com
(MD, VA, WV, DC, OH, KY)
Great Lakes             Henry Koltz           414-331-5679         hek@sdelaw.com
(MI, MN, WI, IA)
Midwest States        Bill Lamberson      573-442-0002         lambersonw@missouri.edu
(IL, IN, MO, AR, KS)
Northern Rockies     Andy Brunelle       208-334-1770         boisetrout@aol.com
(ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE)
Southern Rockies     Bill Schudlich        505-470-4878         highmesa@gmail.com
(UT, AZ, NM, CO, OK, TX)
Pacific Northwest     Paige Wallace       503-593-9655         flyfishgirl@hotmail.com
(WA, OR, AK)
Southwest                Jann Williams        530-919-0384         jannwilliams@sbcglobal.net
(NV, CA, HI)
Southeast                Tom McInnis         864-654-4003          tomcatmc@bellsouth.net
(TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL)
For further information, please contact Kyle Smith, Membership Engagement Manager of Volunteer Operations, at ksmith@tu.org or (541) 729-5830

Sample Applications

Frazier Creek Drainage Fish Passage Project



Applications for the 2016-2017 grant cycle will be posted in Fall of 2016.  For last year's application, please see the links below;

Click here for a PDF file of the 2015-16 EAS Application.

Click here for a Word (DOC) file of the 2015-16 EAS Application. 

Watch the EAS Grant Application Training Video


Embrace-A-Stream Reporting Form
Download the report form used to report on your EAS project.

Final Report Form (PDF)

Final Report Form (WORD)


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