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Newsletter highlights New York's productive 2019


Trout Unlimited had a productive year in New York in 2019.

Some of the major accomplishments in the state, by both TU staff and a large group of dedicated TU members/volunteers, are highlighted in a new newsletter. A PDF can be downloaded HERE or a Word document (with live links) can be downloaded HERE.

The year was so productive, in fact, that three new staff were added to the Northeast Habitat Program to expand TUs conservation efforts in New York. 

Jo-Anne Humphreys is TU’s stream restoration specialist. Jacob Fetterman is the new Project Coordinator for the Battenkill Home Rivers Initiative, and Caroline Shafer is the New York Field Technician based in Stamford, N.Y. 

Tracy Brown, the restoration manager for New York and Connecticut, leads the New York-based crew. 

Director of Veterans Service Partnership,  Mike Banaszewski, moved back to New York state, where he will be directing the national VSP program.  Mike can answer any questions related to our work with veterans and is looking for ways to engage with local chapters. 

Jen Orr-Greene joined the TU in January and will take over Dave Kinney’s role as the Mid-Atlantic Policy Director. 

In addition to TU National staff, the New York Council Conservation Committee was developed to help expand and support TU Chapter conservation efforts across the state. The committee consists of Evan Renwick (chair, Lake Champlain), John Braico (Adirondack), Reuben Zaramian (New York City), Roy Lamberton (Clearwater) and Daniel Hess (Seth Green). The committee’s main goal is to help chapters implement conservation projects on the ground. Contact Evan Renwick for ways to involve your chapter. 

For all New York Council related questions, Larry Charette is TU’s New York Council chair and can be reached at

By Mark Taylor. A native of rural southern Oregon, Mark Taylor has lived in Virginia since serving a stint as a ship-based naval officer in Norfolk. He joined the TU staff in 2014 after a 20-year run as a newspaper journalist, the final 16 as the outdoors editor of the Roanoke Times. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in Roanoke with his wife and, when they're home from college, his twin daughters.