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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 […]

The Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo is our biggest event.  Proceeds benefit Minnesota Trout Unlimited.  We need about 40 volunteers to do everything–take tickets at the door, hand out newsletters, help people buy raffle tickets, help people find presentation rooms, and helping presenters know when their time is running out. Give us four hours, and […]

Indeed Brewing 711 15th Ave NE in Minneapolis, is the site for this month’s Trout on Tap meet-up, Thursday, March 2, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. No agenda, no formal meeting.  Just friendly people telling lies about where they fish. This event will feature fly tying demonstrations, awesome fishing art displays, and the artists who did […]

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. […]

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 […]

Beavers and Fire on Hay Creek
April 9, 2016

Say thanks to the 25 TU Hay Creek volunteers in the photos below, who got their hands dirty Saturday, April 2 near Red Wing, removing several beaver dams. Beaver dams pool and warm the water, and collect sediment–all bad things for trout streams in this part of Minnesota.  The Hay Creek Streamkeepers also removed some trees […]