Grassroots Advocacy

TU relies on volunteer leaders working in collaboration with staff to deliver on the mission through advocacy, hands-on restoration and community engagement work.

Because TU members have rolled rocks, planted willows, picked up trash, taught the next generation of local kids to fish and care about the resource, and much more… when TU members speak-up for trout and salmon, they are heard. This makes TU uniquely positioned to make real and lasting impacts on conservation advocacy.

Of course, an organized, effective volunteer advocacy campaign does not always happen of its own accord, and TU’s rapid growth and unique organizational structure can present challenges in terms of effective coordination aligning staff with grassroots engagement in complementing ways. Accordingly, this section of the Tacklebox is designed to help with just that and is loaded with resources to help TU volunteer leaders embark on effective advocacy campaigns.

Advocacy Committee

Advocacy Tools and Resources

Resources for the Clean Water Act


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 in-person and online events:

In-Person Trainings:

2020 Annual Meeting
TBD Online Event Planned

2021 Northeast Regional Rendezvous
June 26-28 – Connecticut


Online Trainings:
View recordings of past webinars online at Online webinars are held at 8 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.

June 4 – Planning for the Fall: What Activities Work Best (8PM)

June 9 – Tactical Succession Planning (8PM)

June 15 – Council Chair & Vice Chair Roundtable (5PM)

June 22 – Leaders Only Tools Section: Fedback from Volunteers (2PM)

June 23 – State of Eastern TU: Stories of Impact from the Field (8PM)


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