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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

The new edition of Trout Unlimited Minnesota should have landed in your mailboxes by now, featuring the great stream restoration work done on Garvin Brook, an update on the Lost Trout Streams of Burnsville and Eagan, and a new fly tying recipe from Paul Johnson for one of the basics: The Pheasant Tail Nymph. You […]

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 […]

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