Great Lakes Workgroup

There is 21 % of the world’s freshwater contained within the boundaries of the Great Lakes. In fitting with Trout Unlimited’s Mission Statement to protect, restore, reconnect, and sustain coldwater fisheries, the Great Lakes NLC Workgroup (GLWG) is bringing to light the many complex issues affecting the Great Lakes Region. In doing so, the GLWG is seeking to provide scientific input and leadership into the resolution of the many problems in front of the Great Lakes Region. It is paramount that recognition and attention is given to the single largest source of coldwater in the United States.

The NLC’s Great Lakes Workgroup recently released A Case for the Great Lakes, a comprehensive look at the many challenges facing the region. Click the link above to download a copy.

Committee Members

Chair, Robb Smith, Michigan

Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ed Michael
Jerry Sapp
Greg Prosen
Walter Bock

Iowa
Jim Kelehan

Michigan
Al Woody
Bryan Burroughs
Greg Walz
Robb Smith
Tom Mundt
Tom Quail
Michael Sipkoski

Minnesota
John Lenczewski
Stephen Carlton
John Hunt

New York
Chuck Godfrey
Scott Seidman

Ohio
Chris Steffen
Donald Dean
Jim Augustine

Pennsylvania
Joe Greco

Wisconsin
Linn Beck
John Rennpfred
Kim McCarthy

TU Staff Contacts, Keith Curley and Taylor Ridderbusch


EVENTS & TRAININGS

TU Volunteer Leaders trainings are a powerful way to connect with resources, learn from fellow volunteers and grow your impact locally. Join us for the following events:

In-Person Trainings:

2021 Annual Meeting
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Annual Meeting is cancelled.

2021 Regional Rendezvous
Due to increasing COVID-19 concerns and projections, the 2021 Regional Rendezvous are postponed.

Online Trainings:

View past training recordings or join an upcoming live, online webinar, held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

February 23 — Virtual Advocacy: Using Online Petitions to Grow Impact (8PM)

March 4 — Filing the NEW Annual Activity Report & IRS Reporting Requirements (8PM)

March 15 — Embrace A Stream Grant Training (8PM)

March 29 — Effective Digital Communications During COVID (8PM)

April 8 — TU Event Registration Tools to Better Manage and Promote Your Activities (8PM)

CONTACT VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS

Your Volunteer Operations Staff is here to help! 

Nick Halle
Volunteer Operations Coordinator
(703) 284-9425
Contact Nick for:

  • Volunteer Leader Login Issues
  • Insurance Requests / Questions
  • Fundraising Program & Support
  • Membership Recruitment Tools
  • L.L. Bean Rod Donations


Lisa Beranek

Leadership Development Manager
(907) 205-0974
Contact Lisa for:

  • Leadership Recruitment & Development
  • Embrace A Stream Grants Program
  • Strategic Planning Support
  • Diversity Event Planning