For Immediate Release:
Erin Mooney, National Press Secretary
June 26 Marks Trout Unlimited's National Stream Clean-Up Day
TU chapters around the country work to clean rivers and streams.
Arlington, Va.—America's rivers and streams will be cleaner and healthier this weekend, thanks to the efforts of Trout Unlimited (TU) volunteers.
On Saturday, June 26, TU chapters are gathering from Washington state to Washington, D.C. to clean local streams and rivers on Trout Unlimited's National Stream Clean-Up Day.
TU chapters will work on a range of projects to improve local waterways. In Washington, D.C., volunteers from the National Capital chapter will mark storm drains in the city to remind people that anything dumped in a storm drain has an affect on the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. In New Mexico, the Truchas chapter will work to clean up the Pecos River.
“This is a tangible way for us to give back to the places where we all fish and recreate,” said Bryan Moore, Vice President of Volunteer Operations and Watersheds. “As TU volunteers join together to clean up America's rivers and streams today, this national effort is a testament to the volunteers who carry out Trout Unlimited's dedication to coldwater conservation.”
Prizes will be awarded to the TU chapters who bring the most volunteers to the clean-up event, for the most trash collected from a stream and for the chapter that brings the most community partners to project. Another national clean-up day was held in April.
TU has over 140,000 members and more than 400 chapters around the country. Its national headquarters are in Arlington, Va.
Trout Unlimited www.tu.org is North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, with 140,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.