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  • Community Diversity Youth

    Meet West Michigan’s newest STREAM Girls

    There’s a new class of STREAM Girls to welcome in West Michigan to thanks to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Trout Unlimited, and some amazing dedicated volunteers.   This month 30 Brownies, juniors, and cadettes attended STREAM Girls camp at the Girl Scouts’ Betsy Cutler House located on Bear Creek in Muskegon, Mich.   Girl Scout Brownies with their certificates and patches.  The girls started their day putting on waders…

  • Conservation

    Trout and Salmon Foundation’s grants make out-sized impact for TU

    Small donations from private foundations provide seed money needed to get a big restoration project going

    When Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service team up for a reconnection project next year in the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan, the price tag will top $80,000.  In terms of the project’s total cost, a single $5,000 contribution might seem like it’s not that big of a deal. But that grant from the…

  • Community Youth

    TU RIVERS app inspires kids to clean up their local creek

    By Jamie Vaughan In Michigan, Trout Unlimited’s RIVERS App prompted a group of kids to join together to clean up their local creek.   In August, Trout Unlimited staff had the opportunity to present the RIVERS App to educators in Michigan as part of the Groundswell Summer Institute, which introduces teachers to new resources and tools for place-based education.  After learning about this new tool, Michigan educator Andrea Dudley went…

  • Youth Community

    TU Green Team works to restore Rogue watershed in Mich.

    By Jamie Vaughan  While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted many programs this summer, Trout Unlimited staff in Michigan are pleased to continue the Green Team program for its sixth year, employing high school students from across the Rogue River watershed to learn about and take part in watershed restoration projects.   The Trout Unlimited Green Team was established in 2015 and grew out of…

  • Community

    Meet Niyah Banfill: TU intern in Michigan

    My name is Niyah Banfill and I am a Trout Unlimited summer intern in Michigan.  I am an incoming sophomore at Central Michigan University, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. I began working alongside Trout Unlimited through their Rogue River Green Team when I was a junior at Rockford High School and spent two summers on the Green Team.   In the summer of 2017, Niyah Banfill…