Search results for “Potomac Headwaters”

Traditions: Pig tails and pink spots

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Dustin Wichterman and daughter Brooklynn quickly pose with a West Virginia brook trout before releasing the fish. By Dustin Wichterman To say that angling has always been a big part of my life is probably an understatement. It has been imprinted from both sides of my family, and after finding out that several of my

TU advocates urge support for Chesapeake Bay funding

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Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va) recently met with Trout Unlimited’s Dustin Wichterman (right) and West Virginia landowner Greg Hulver to discuss how federal funding, such as through the Chesapeake Bay Program and several Farm Bill programs, has contributed to West Virginia trout stream and farm restoration success. (Photo courtesy of Sen. Capito’s office.) By Mark

Little kids and small streams deserve the Clean Water Act

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By Chris Wood The Little Cacapon is a small river in West Virginia with a few awesome swimming holes. The river is part of the headwaters of the Potomac River which flows through the nation’s capitol. My family and I gather frogs, look for crawfish, rough-house, catch bluegill and rockbass, and generally enjoy each other’s

Recovering the natural wealth of our rivers

Published in Fishing, Conservation, TROUT Magazine

A healthy brook trout stream in West Virginia. Editor’s note: This is part one of a two part series on brook trout restoration in West Virginia, and well, everywhere else. About six weeks ago, while helping the Department of Natural Resources to stock trout in a stream, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said, “We dump

The Clean Water Act: An American success story

Published in Conservation, From the President, TROUT Magazine

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

Thinking downstream

Published in Conservation, Fishing

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

Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s grant funds fish passage work in Appalachia 

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Anyone who shops at Bass Pro Shops knows that the retail stalwart and its sister store, Cabela’s aren’t just about bass.  Nor is the company’s charitable foundation.  A grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund recently helped Trout Unlimited’s staff in the mid-Atlantic continue to make progress in its ambitious fish passage

Changes to the Clean Water Rule have big impacts on the ground

Published in Advocacy, Conservation, Science

High in the headwaters of Back Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are several small streams that only run after it rains. Those “ephemeral” tributaries to Back Creek, a wild brook trout stream that also holds browns and rainbows, intersect with the proposed 600-mile route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a project that

Monongahela National Forest one of 10 special places

Nov. 18, 2014 Contact: Katy Dunlap, Trout Unlimited Eastern Water Project Director, 607-742-3331 Mark Taylor, Trout Unlimited Eastern Communications Director, 540-353-3556 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monongahela National Forest recognized in 10 special places report Rugged forest in West Virginia has attracted hunters and anglers for generations WASHINGTON, D.C.Trout Unlimited is featuring the Monongahela National Forest in

Trout Unlimited Supports the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Moyer, Vice President of Government Affairs (703) 284-9406; Trout Unlimited Supports the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act Bill provides tools, targets for restoration efforts ARLINGTON, VA.–Trout Unlimited applauds senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) for introducing the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration