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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

One TU in Action on Vermont’s Mettawee River

What makes Trout 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 committed staff. It’s not our 420 local chapters and state councils, led by over 4,000 passionate volunteers who marshal our 300,000 members and supporters to take care of local streams, engage … 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

Embrace A Stream Challenge: ‘Give Where You Fish’

HELP LOCAL TU PROJECTS WIN $50,000 IN CASH PRIZES Help local TU supporters, members and volunteers like you improve rivers across the country and unlock $50,000 in cash prizes to support their work! The Embrace A Stream Challengeis a fun, week-long online competition encouraging all of us to “give where you fish” and support local … Read more