TU’s youth outreach has never been more crucial as kids are stuck inside, suffering from Zoom fatigue and screen-bound for hours on end
By now we are all familiar with coronavirus symptoms: fever, cough, fatigue, headache, loss of smell. We have all gone to school on pandemics and contagious diseases; alas, what trying times the last seven months have been for our communities.
The Trout Unlimited Service Partnership is off and running. Since we began transitioning in April of this year to a more inclusive model of engagement and outreach incorporating both the first responder and military communities, new memberships for these groups have jumped by nearly 250 percent from the same period last year. These new members … Read more
There’s a new class of STREAM Girls to welcome in West Michigan to thanks to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Trout Unlimited, and some amazing dedicated volunteers. This month 30 Brownies, juniors, and cadettes attended STREAM Girls camp at the Girl Scouts’ Betsy Cutler House located on Bear Creek in Muskegon, Mich. The girls started their day putting on waders and exploring Bear Creek. They self-led a stream walk and answered … Read more
By Jamie Vaughan Parkside Elementary teacher Tara Dzirbowicz is taking learning from the classroom to the creek this fall as many educators look to the outdoors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of local Trout Unlimited staff, fifth-grade students from the Rockford, Mich., school recently traded in their sneakers for waders and explored Rum … Read more
Fred was a patient teacher and a passionate volunteer with a wonderful sense of humor and a love of all things TU. It’s little wonder that he won the national Youth Education Award in 2010. In his nomination, OBTU member Greg Prosen called Fred a “virtual Pied Piper of children’s fly fishing activities.” Originally from … Read more
We have college fly fishing clubs all over the country, and this network of college anglers participates in leadership summits, regional meet-ups, virtual fishing tournaments and more. The 5 Rivers program has its own podcast, Emerging, and its own virtual magazin
In my cusped hands dripped a lustrous jewel. Its belly was streaked pink, and the rest of its body speckled in luminescent hues of amber and bronze. The overall effect was that of a fine watercolor, hand-painted by a master. It was a gem of a fish.
Mario recently stepped up to join the California Council’s diversity committee
For 60 years, Trout Unlimited has engaged millions of people in our ambitious mission to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries. We rely on local participation to inform our science, advocate for trout and salmon and restore rivers and streams. The engagement of diverse, whole communities is critical to ensuring that robust populations of trout … Read more