TU RIVERS app inspires kids to clean up their local creek

By Jamie Vaughan In Michigan, Trout Unlimited’s RIVERS App prompted a group of kids to join together to clean up their local creek.   In August, Trout Unlimited staff had the opportunity to present the RIVERS App to educators in Michigan as part of the Groundswell Summer Institute, which introduces teachers to new resources and tools for place-based education.  After learning about this new tool, Michigan educator Andrea Dudley went … Read more

TU Green Team works to restore Rogue watershed in Mich.

By Jamie Vaughan  While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted many programs this summer, Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan are pleased to continue the Green Team program for its sixth year, employing high school students from across the Rogue River watershed to learn about and take part in watershed restoration projects.   The Trout Unlimited Green Team was established in 2015 and grew out of … Read more

Meet TU intern Morgan Anderson

My name is Morgan Anderson and this summer I am interning with Trout Unlimited in Michigan.  I am an incoming junior at the University of Michigan, studying Environmental Law and Policy. I began working for Trout Unlimited on the Rogue River Green Team after my senior year at Sparta High School, which really opened my eyes … Read more

Meet Niyah Banfill: TU intern in Michigan

My name is Niyah Banfill and I am a Trout Unlimited summer intern in Michigan.  I am an incoming sophomore at Central Michigan University, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. I began working alongside Trout Unlimited through their Rogue River Green Team when I was a junior at Rockford High School and spent two summers on the Green Team.   This summer, I am interning with Trout Unlimited for my … Read more

Infrastructure going green in Rogue River watershed

By Jamie Vaughan Hairy Penstemon is blooming at the Parkside Elementary Rain Garden in Michigan. This rain garden is a type of green infrastructure utilizing native plants to help developed areas function more naturally, thus keeping polluted and warmed stormwater runoff out of Rum Creek. We were out in the community with Abigail Henschell (pictured above), … Read more