Embrace a Stream

Please consider supporting Embrace A Stream projects with a charitable donation!  Click here to make your donation and receive a limited edition, collectible RepYourWater EAS hat!

Click here for a PDF file of the 2017 EAS Application

Click here for a WORD file of the 2017 EAS Application

Click here to watch a recording of the 2017 Embrace A Stream application training that was held on March 15, 2017.  

About Embrace A Stream

Embrace A Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded more than 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.4 million in direct cash grants. Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million.

In the 2015-16 grant cycle, a total of $84,941 was awarded to 26 chapters and councils, with an average grant award of $3,267, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 18 different states from coast to coast.

For 2016-17, there are significant changes to the application deadline and grant calendar for EAS.  Awards will now be decided at the 2017 Annual Meeting to be held on September 28-30, whereas in previous years, grants were decided at a meeting of the EAS committee held in February.  To accommodate this new grant schedule, application deadlines have shifted.  The new deadline for contacting your regional EAS representative and notifying her/him of your intent to submit a proposal is now April 15.  Initial drafts of proposals are now due to your regional EAS representative on May 15.  Final applications are now due via email to eas@tu.org by July 15.  These new deadlines will increase visibility of the EAS program during our Annual Meeting, provide chapters more time to secure matching funds after being awarded an EAS grant, and allow chapters more time between draft and final proposals to improve their chances of success by working out any issues with proposals with the help of their regional EAS representative.

Make a donation to support EAS grants to chapters.

Click here to view the full list of 2016 EAS grant winners.

Click here to view the full list of 2015 EAS grant winners.


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Embrace A Stream grants fund a wide variety of TU Chapter and Council projects, like the Angler Science snorkel outing pictured above.

Embrace A Stream Grant Review Committee
The Embrace A Stream committee is comprised of TU volunteer representatives and scientific advisors. The committee evaluates all proposed projects and makes final funding decisions in February of each year. EAS Committee members are a valuable resource for potential grant seekers and should be a chapter's first point of contact when they are considering applying for a grant. Chapters and councils that receive money are often in contact with their EAS committee representative early on in the process. The members of the committee include:

Region                     Name                   Phone                   Email
Chair                     Russ Meyer          775-852-6141        rfmeyer@unr.edu

New England        Ron Rhodes          802-457-1247       rhodes@sover.net
(ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI)
Northeast             Greg Malaska       570-657-7169        gregmalaska@gmail.com
(NY, NJ, PA, DE)
Mid-Atlantic          Brian Bernstein    410-262-4188      brianbernstein21093@gmail.com
(MD, VA, WV, DC, OH, KY)
Great Lakes          Henry Koltz          414-331-5679         hek@sdelaw.com
(MI, MN, WI, IA)
Midwest States      Matt Tucker         314-704-4189         matt.tucker@ozarkcounciltu.org
(IL, IN, MO, AR, KS)
Northern Rockies    Andy Brunelle       208-334-1770         boisetrout@aol.com
(ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE)
Southern Rockies    Bill Schudlich        505-470-4878         highmesa@gmail.com
(UT, AZ, NM, CO, OK, TX)
Pacific Northwest     Paige Wallace      503-593-9655         flyfishgirl@hotmail.com
(WA, OR, AK)
Southwest               Jann Williams        530-919-0384         jannwilliams@sbcglobal.net
(NV, CA, HI)
Southeast                Tom McInnis         864-654-4003          tomcatmc@bellsouth.net
(TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL)
For further information, please contact Kyle Smith, Membership Engagement Manager of Volunteer Operations, at ksmith@tu.org or (541) 729-5830

Sample Applications

Frazier Creek Drainage Fish Passage Project



Click here for a PDF file of the 2017 EAS Application

Click here for a WORD file of the 2017 EAS Application

Watch the EAS Grant Application Training Video


Embrace A Stream Reporting Form
Download the report form used to report on your EAS project.

Final Report Form (PDF)

Final Report Form (WORD)


Click here for a WORD file of the 2017 EAS Application


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