TCTU Latest News & Alerts

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) wants to change Minnesota’s water quality rules, which will weaken existing pollution protection and cleanup standards on some stretches of streams.  Some affected waters flow into trout streams. We need to send emails by Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. to force a public hearing. 1. Send your email […]

This map of Hay Creek near Red Wing shows sections restored by Twin Cities Trout Unlimited (TCTU) volunteers since 2009; six miles in all. The gold section shows fishing access provided by private landowners through state angling easements.  Thank landowners if you see them.  Leave farm gates the way you found them, and don’t block […]

Thanks to 19 Vermillion Riverkeepers!
December 12, 2016

The hardy souls in that photo braved the cold December 3, 2016, to cut 800 feet of buckthorn along the South Branch of the Vermillion River in Vermillion Township.  They dragged the brush into big piles for the DNR to burn this winter. Anyone can help at these events; you don’t have to be a […]

You can help wounded veterans by joining your fellow Twin Cities Trout Unlimited volunteers in our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program.  We are the local sponsor of this national program that helps active and retired military veterans with disabilities rehabilitate, emotionally and physically, through education and activities involving fly fishing.  We help them learn […]

Thanks to 55 Vermillion Riverkeepers Volunteers!
November 11, 2016

The photo shows 45 of the 55 volunteers who teamed up to cut invasive buckthorn brush choking the banks of the South Branch of the Vermillion River east of Farmington, MN on Saturday, October 29. It was a lot of fun, and we accomplished a lot, clearing about 1100 feet of this awesome trout stream. […]

Minnesota Trout Unlimited (MNTU) and the volunteers in its seven state chapters has begun a second year of teaching science students about watershed protection, and its key role in protecting the water we all depend on from pollution.  That includes protecting our groundwater, which provides the drinking water for most of the metro area. Coincidentally, […]

Community

As the photos show, we had an awesome, fun night at our first Fall Festival Fundraiser in Eagan last Friday. The big surprise was U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar making a guest appearance and speaking for a few minutes about the successes we’ve achieved together, including protecting the Great Lakes, and getting rid of microbead pollution. […]

I’m Dan Callahan, chair of our chapter communications committee. First off, thank you for supporting our work. I don’t know if you know this, but we’re all volunteers in the chapter. I first took advantage of volunteer opportunities with the chapter so I could broaden my work experience and get a new job. I also […]

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