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Donate $10 through Orvis Giveback Days and help Embrace A Stream make fishing better

What does it take to plant 22,685 trees, restore nearly 60 miles of trout stream and reconnect 166 miles through dam and culvert removals?

It takes you, Orvis… and just $10.

From now through Sept. 24, through the Orvis Giveback Days, when you give $10 to TU’s Embrace A Stream grant program you’ll get a $10 coupon from Orvis. You’ll also receive a free TU membership for you, or to give to a friend or family member.

Donate now and your support will join that of thousands of other anglers and conservationists to fuel TU volunteer projects in every corner of the country through our flagship grant program.

In the last three years, Embrace A Stream has funded more than 105 chapter-led conservation projects, spread across 30 different states thanks to volunteers who contributed 40,777 hours of their time and talent. Since 1975, Embrace A Stream has made possible more than 1,100 projects with over $4.75 million in grants.

Orvis, whose 5 percent-for-conservation commitment continues to make them one of the leading corporate supporters for river restoration, has provided more than $75,000 to Embrace A Stream in the past three years.

Projects funded by Embrace A Stream empower local TU members and volunteers to take care of the rivers they love in the place they live. Whether it’s a small dam being removed, a stream side riparian buffer planting, or an in-stream habitat project, these efforts leverage an army of volunteers to make every dollar donated go that much further.

Learn more about the program and the projects your support makes possible on the Embrace A Stream Facebook page.

By Jeff Yates. A Trout Unlimited member since age 11, Jeff is a passionate conservationist and avid angler who sees opportunities to care for and recover our rivers and streams at every turn. As the Director of Volunteer Operations, Jeff and his team support, train and lead the more than 420 local chapters and state councils of TU across the country and are priveleged to work with the more than 4,000 volunteers who lead them as board and committee members. An author, fly fishing guide and avid outdoors person, Jeff lives in Connecticut with his wife Kit, and step-daughters Katie and Kat as well as their three rescue dogs, Tahoe, Sparrow and Jack. When he's not at his desk - or out in the field working with volunteers - Jeff splits his time boulder hopping along small native Brook Trout streams and hiking rocky terrain.