Embrace a Stream

2013-14 EAS Grant Recipients »

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 nearly 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.3 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 2013-14 grant cycle, the average grant award was $5,413, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 15 different states from coast to coast.

For the 2014-15 funding cycle, TU chapters and councils are asked to submit proposals for projects that best address the needs of native and wild trout following TU's Protect, Reconnect, Restore, and Sustain conservation model. Please be sure to read each section of the application for funding carefully so that you understand the guidelines, proposal format and submission requirements. EAS committee members and staff are able to provide advice and guidance on potential project applications. Even if you do not have questions about preparing your proposal, applicants are required to contact their EAS committee representative to discuss proposal ideas by Nov. 12, 2014. The deadline for submission is Dec. 9, 2014. For further information, to request additional copies of the application, or to find out more about our online training on Oct. 15, 2014, please contact Rob Keith, TU's volunteer operations coordinator at 703-284-9425.
Contact Your EAS Representative by Nov. 12 to discuss your project proposal

Name & Term            Region (States)               Phone                 Email

Russ Meyer               New England                   775-784-4671     rfmeyer@unr.edu
                                 (ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI)                                                         

Greg Malaska            Northeast                        570-657-7169     gregmalaska@gmail.com
                                 (NY, NJ, PA, DE)

Bruce Eberle              Mid-Atlantic                     631-807-2350     Bruce_Eberle@msn.com
                                  (MD, VA, WV, DC, OH, KY)

Henry Koltz                Great Lakes                    414-331-5679      hek@sdelaw.com
                                 (MI, MN, WI, IA)

Bill Lamberson          Midwest States           573-442-0002   lambersonw@missouri.edu
                                 (IL, IN, MO, AR, KS)

Rick Stowell               Northern Rockies       541-408-9328   stowell@bendbroadband.com
                                 (ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE)

Bill Schudlich             Southern Rockies           505-470-4878       highmesa@gmail.com
                                  (UT, AZ, NM, CO, OK, TX)

Paige Wallace            Pacific Northwest            503-593-9655      flyfishgirl@hotmail.com
                                  (WA, OR, AK)

Don Duff                     Southwest                       801-201-1008      dufftrout@gmail.com
                                   (NV, CA, HI)

Alex Watson              Southeast                        404-680-5140       corbin12@bellsouth.net
                                  (TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL)


For further information please contact Rob Keith at rkeith@tu.org or 703-284-9425.

Additional Embrace-A-Stream Resources

2011-12 Embrace-a-Stream Awards Grant Recipients

How to Apply for Embrace-A-Stream - 2014 Presentation

Sample Applications

Frazier Creek Drainage Fish Passage Project

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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