TCTU Latest News & Alerts

Minnesota’s first official “fishing opener” is Saturday, April 15, 2017, when the stream trout season opens in the central and southern part of the state. Trout fishing along the North Shore of Lake Superior is open all year, and southeastern Minnesota counties have had catch-and-release fishing since January. You must have a trout stamp added to your regular fishing […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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