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New Jersey

  • Conservation Dam Removal From the President

    Hope and resilience in the Garden State

    Imagine that, a native brook trout stream within sight of New York City.

    Hope and resilience. Those were the two words that stuck with me as I walked the miles-long trail with Chris Henrickson, the chapter president of the East Jersey chapter of TU. Eventually, we made our way to a small deteriorating dam. Behind the dam, water collects into a small reservoir, where it warms up under…

  • Advocacy

    Delaware River Basin Commission bans fracking in watershed

    As infrastructure to support natural gas extraction expanded across the Appalachians over the past decade, the Delaware River Basin remained untouched as the group responsible for the coordinated management of the watershed considered the practice.  Now, after years of uncertainty, a vote by the Delaware River Basin Commission has formalized a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing — often called “fracking” — in the basin.  In a special business meeting on Feb. 25, 2021, commissioners…

  • Conservation

    Federal budget includes boost for Delaware basin

    Trout Unlimited’s efforts in the Delaware River Basin will get a boost as a result of the federal 2021 budget.  The Delaware River Basin Restoration Program (DRBRP) received $10 million in funding as part of the fiscal year 2021 Appropriations bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. The sum is a modest increase from the $9.7 million budgeted last fiscal year.  The…

  • Conservation Diversity Featured Women

    We are TU: Marsha Benovengo

    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…

  • Conservation Featured

    Trout waters gain added protections in New Jersey

    More than 600 miles of streams in New Jersey have gained additional protections  On April 7, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) solidified a yearlong effort by Trout Unlimited and our partners to formally upgrade more than 600 miles of rivers and streams to Category One (C-1) protections, one of the strongest clean water protection standards offered in the Garden State. …

  • Community Featured

    Shannon’s Fly and Tackle Shop

    Get behind our TU Business members

    In the same boat These are difficult times. This pandemic has all of us on edge. Millions of us are under lockdown. Millions more are isolating themselves and practicing social distancing, limiting their personal contact with others. It’s a global pandemic, and it’s serious business. In communities across the US and around the world, we’re…

  • From the President

    Mayflies making a difference

    Helping foster kids find a home on the water

    My friend, Billy, visited Middlebury College in Vermont, when we were seniors at St. Peters in Jersey City. I will never forget his reaction when he returned. “Cows! Chris, there are cows. Cows everywhere!” For a 17-year-old kid from North Bergen, N.J., cows were as foreign as trout are familiar to a fly-angler. Billy ended…