Embrace a Stream


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

Key Deadlines:

  • October 15, 2015 - Contact your regional EAS representative regarding your proposed project
  • November 15, 2015 - Submit a draft proposal to your EAS regional representative for review and comment
  • December 15, 2015 - Submit your final EAS application
  • February 2016 - EAS committee meets to review, discuss and vote on applications
  • March 2016 - EAS winners notified and grants paid


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 2014-15 grant cycle, a total of $132,394 was awarded to 26 chapters and councils, with an average grant award of $5,092, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 18 different states from coast to coast. (Includes $6,000 awarded through the TU/Orvis 1,000 Miles Campaign.)

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

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         abrunelle@fs.fed.us
(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                Russ Meyer          775-784-4671          rfmeyer@unr.edu
(NV, CA, HI) *Position is currently vacant, committee is seeking nominees
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

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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