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New MNTU Statewide Newsletter is Online
February 24, 2017

The MNTU winter newsletter is a weighty one, full of news such as: Fishing Mill Creek; Book Review: Young Men and Fire; Fly Fishing the BWCAW; The Secrets of Tying Jerk Flies; Float Tubing NE MN Trout Lakes; The History of Brown Trout in SE MN; plus, what’s going on with the money raised from the sale of trout stamps? You […]

You’ll get good at cutting and hauling buckthorn.  You’ll get muddy doing it.  But you’ll get a free lunch when you are done! We’re inviting the community to join our Vermillion Riverkeepers volunteers at another stream restoration event on Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome: school groups, civic organizations, students […]

Advocacy

YAY! All the emails from TU members, other environmental groups, and clean water advocates we alerted worked! Last night at a public hearing on the 10-year Draft Watershed Management Plan for the Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRWJPO), staff prefaced the public comment period by saying they had been inundated with emails, and they have agreed […]

Advocacy
We need your help on 3/24
March 21, 2014

Please see the below note from “Friends of the Kinni”: Important meeting with the City on Monday The “Friends of the Kinni” is a grassroots citizens group that is concerned about the impact of our two dams on the long-term health of our river. The “Friends” recently formed in response to the City’s application for […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TUers: Until now, those of you visiting southeast MN during the peak of fall color change have been forced to leave your fishing gear at home and yearn for a rod in hand while trout rise freely on sunny afternoons.  I received word today that long awaited expansions of trout angling opportunities, including fall […]

Advocacy

This past week Senator Matt Schmit’s efforts to protect Driftless area trout fisheries suffered an unexpected setback due to the philosophical differences of legislators whose districts are located far from the affected area (southeast Minnesota).  A senate finance subcommittee removed three commonsense restrictions essential to preserving these world-class coldwater fisheries.  These protections can be restored […]

Advocacy

Calls needed Wednesday morning, April 24, to keep trout fisheries protections in Senate Game & Fish bill The Senate Game & Fish bill contains three key protections for trout fisheries in southeast MN.  The bill has unexpectedly been schedule to be heard at 12:00 Wednesday by the Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division of the […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TU members, trout anglers and friends, Minnesota TU has been diligently working with several partners on efforts to protect the coldwater resources and rural communities in southeast Minnesota from threats posed by silica sand mining activities. One result has been the scheduling of a Minnesota Senate hearing on February 19 to gather testimony on […]

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