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Potomac River

  • Conservation

    Beer boost: Team effort improves habitat on Virginia’s Beaver Creek

    By Mark Taylor  A team approach is helping improve trout habitat on a popular fishing stream near Harrisonburg, Va.  Trout Unlimited’s national staff partnered with the local TU chapter and a property owner to improve a section of Beaver Creek, a spring-fed stream that runs through private land but that is open to public fishing through a unique cooperative program.  The…

  • Community

    TU’s top videos of 2019

    We produced or help fund a number of films and video in 2019. Here are our favorites: https://vimeo.com/365374519 Colorado Trout Unlimited celebrates 50 years. https://vimeo.com/325227585 From the headwaters to the sea, TU is working to protect and restore the mighty Potomac. https://vimeo.com/344121075 The story of the resurrection of the Yellowstone cutthroat trout. https://vimeo.com/306063782 Protecting the…

  • Conservation

    We fish here so you can fish there

    “We fish here so you can fish there.” So read the note that I sent to all of TU’s staff on Christmas Eve several years ago. The note included two photographs. One showed my colleague, Keith Curley, standing on a shopping cart and casting into a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.; another…

  • Conservation

    The Clean Water Act: An American success story

    Editor's note: This column was originally published in the Washington Post on Sept. 23, 2019 The announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency was scrapping Obama-era rules designed to protect small streams and wetlands made me recall a misty morning this spring on the Potomac River above Georgetown. I brought a striped bass, locally known as…

  • Conservation

    Thinking downstream

    Casey working a hickory shad “Would you pick Larry Bird or Magic? Who is better Michael or LeBron? Would you take Russell Westbrook or Steph Curry?” For two hours, every few minutes, the questions came. Casey is 13, and a big kid. He hit a dinger in each of his last three baseball games. We…