Embrace A Stream Challenge: 'Give Where You Fish'


Help local TU supporters, members and volunteers like you improve rivers across the country and unlock $50,000 in cash prizes to support their work!

The Embrace A Stream Challengeis a fun, week-long online competition encouraging all of us to “give where you fish” and support local projects led by local TU members and volunteers like you. The premise is simple, TU and Orvis have each put up $25,000 and invited this year’s Embrace A Stream grant recipients to compete for those dollars.

But they need your help to win.

From Nov. 6through Nov. 12, you can help chapters that you support – working to protect and restore rivers you love to fish – by going to www.embraceastream.org and making a donation of $10 or more. Every dollar donated goes directly to that chapter project, and your gift can help the chapter unlock additional cash prizes of $100 to $5,000 for their work.

For example, the chapters with the most $10 donations will win a $1,000 cash prize and the projects that receive the most donations will win a $5,000 cash prize! What’s more, throughout the week there are 42 prizes of $100, $250 and $500 which will be unlocked by randomly selected donations – so your $10 donation could mean an additional $100 in funding for the project that you choose!

All chapters competing in the Embrace A Stream Challenge were awarded grants in this year’s Embrace A Stream grant program and were vetted by a volunteer committee of TU members and leaders. This year, we were able to provide $214,010 in grants to 47 incredible local TU chapter projects in 22 states – and the Embrace A Stream Challenge promises to help bring even more critical funding to these great projects!

Since 1975, the Embrace A Stream program and donors like you have helped us award more than $4.6 million in grants to over 1,050 local chapter projects that bring TU’s mission to the local level.

Give now at www.embraceastream.org and spread the word among your friends, fellow conservationists and anglers on Facebook and more.

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.