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New Great Website – Same Great Leaders Only Tools

/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/blog/New-Website.JPG In the coming days, Trout Unlimited will be unveiling our new website – a site that captures the passion we all feel about conservation, fishing and protecting the places we love. It makes it faster, easier, and more exciting to learn how you and TU are making a difference, and connect with other s … Read more

TU Who? Awareness is Essential to Growing Our Impact

Our work will take generations to accomplish and every chance we get to educate and inspire the broader community to care for our streams is another opportunity to raise awareness and build a larger coalition around our conservation efforts. by Jeff Yates If a dam tumbles down on a small, babbling brook and no-one hears … Read more

An Incredible Year of Local, Grassroots Impact

Thanks to more than 300,000 volunteers, members and supporters, TU’s local impact continues to grow, with more than 731,000 volunteer hours reported in fiscal year 2018! By Jeff Yates Cold, clean, fishable water doesn’t come easy. It takes the right mix of protected headwater habitat, reconnected stream systems and the constant restoration of degraded areas … Read more

Jeff Wright hired as Trout Unlimited Southeast volunteer coordinator

Trout Unlimited is happy to announce that we’ve hired Jeff Wright to serve as our new Southeast volunteer coordinator. Jeff will work with TU Volunteer Operations staff and regional conservation staff to engage, inform and empower TU’s volunteers to advance coldwater conservation in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Jeff’s passion for conservation and … Read more

Uncle Salmo Wants You

Have you considered stepping up as a TU volunteer leader? As this great poster designed by Michelle O’Bryant and Tim Moore of North Carolina’s 072 – Blue Ridge Chapter, TU wants you to volunteer! Trout Unlimited relies on an army of thousands of volunteers who lend their time and talent to bring our work restoring … Read more

TU Takes Out Cannondale Dam After 25 Years of Trying

by Jeff Yates Driving home after removing the Cannondale Dam on my home river, the Norwalk River in Wilton, Conn., my back aching from swinging a sledge hammer, blisters on both my hands and a big grin on my face, I was reminded of Morgan Freeman’s quote from the Shawshank Redemption afterTimRobbins’ characterescapes from prison. … Read more

Partnership, persistence take out dam on Ausable

The Quarry Dam blocked fish passage on the Ausable River for decades. Jeff Yates/Trout Unlimited. By Jeff Yates Quarry Dam was a non-functioning concrete and wood dam rendered useless for years. The dam did nothing more than impede trout migration and warm impounded water on the world-renowned West Branch of the Ausable River in the … Read more

‘One TU’ in Action on Vermont’s Mettawee River

What makesTrout Unlimited such a powerful force in conservation across the country is not our expertise in river restoration, led by the world’s best and most committedstaff. It’s not our 420 local chapters and state councils, led by over 4,000 passionatevolunteers who marshal our 300,000 members and supporters to take care of local streams, engage … Read more