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Jeff Yates

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    TU working to make Kerri Russell’s equity vision a reality

    DONATE TO THE KERRI RUSSELL EQUITY FUND 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…

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    We Are TU: Gustavo Castano

    We care about clean water, healthy fisheries and vibrant communities. We roll up our sleeves to volunteer, we sit on our boards, and we strategize as members and leaders of staff. We want you to join us.  For a discounted first-time membership, click here: https://gifts.tu.org/we-are-tu  The aim of this blog series is to highlight our friends, in…

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    Celebrate #EarthDayAtHome with TU

    Celebrating #EarthDayAtHome as we stay safe during the pandemic

    Earth Day is turning 50 on April 22, and we should all be outside together picking up trash, planting trees, teaching kids about conservation and celebrating our shared commitment to a better future. But we can't. Millions of Americans are reeling from the challenges, pain and loss of COVID-19 and trapped in self-imposed isolation, state-mandated…

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    TU Family Field Trip: Pollution pickup

    Take your kids on a quest to become "Pollution Preventers" and head to a local river or stream to pick up trash from in or along the water. Use the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but also to discover and discuss the impacts and outcomes of our reliance on single-use plastics, the…

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    TU Family Field Trip: Macroinvertebrates under a magnifying glass

    Learn what trout eat and how the presence of certain insects is an indicator of a cold, healthy stream. If it's safe and legal where you live, take the kids down to the local stream, roll some rocks and take a look at the bugs you find under a microscope.

    Encourage your kids to splash around a river and get a little wet by doing a macroinvertebrate study. Your kids will be amazed at all the tiny bugs living under the rocks, sticks and riffles in your local river. All you'll need for this great outdoors event are: Waders, boots or water shoesA window screen…

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    TU Family Field Trip: Become a RIVERS ranger

    The new RIVERS app from Trout Unlimited puts the power of a professional stream assessment tool in the palm of your hand and is the perfect way to get kids outside and doing "real" science. A mobile application designed to help TU members and volunteers develop a database of disturbances on their home rivers, RIVERS…