TCTU Latest News & Alerts
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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

About 45 volunteers turned out Saturday, March 5th to help improve habitat along the Vermillion River We cleared invasive trees along the South Branch of the Vermillion River near Farmington, MN, removing buckthorn and other invasives, which are degrading trout and riparian forest habitat.  We will helped create better public access for our community.  Volunteers were […]

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 […]

Watch the TCTU Fly Fishing Clinic at Hay Creek!
January 15, 2016

35 people had a great time learning how to fly fish for trout along a stretch of Hay Creek near Red Wing, MN last September.  We fished along a section restored by volunteers from the Twin Cities chapter of Trout Unlimited. We’ve done four miles of stream restoration on Hay Creek since 2008. This was […]

Have you always wanted to take part in an electrofishing survey of a local trout stream?  This is your chance!  The MNDNR plans to assess the brown trout population in a reach of the South Branch of the Vermillion River and needs at least 3 to 5 volunteers, up to a maximum of 10. When:  Weds. […]