TU's National Magazine featured an article on the Kinni in its Summer 2022 Edition. In case you missed it, you can download and read it here.
This just crossed our desk. If you are interested or know a college-bound senior who may be, please apply!
Randy Stevens was a professional fishing guide and owned River Rat Guide Service. He loved to fish walleye tournaments, hunt water fowl and train dogs to hunt. He loved the river life and the people he met that lived it with him. Randy passed away December 17th, 2020. As a family we decided to have a tournament to honor “RRR” and do an annual silent auction in his name and start a memorial scholarship in his name.
Thanks to everybody who showed up in-person and on Zoom to approve our bylaws, elect directors, and learn about Trout in the Classroom from Amber Taylor. If you missed the meeting, or would like to take another look at Amber's presentation, you can download it by clicking on the link below. If you'd like to see the segment of "Minnesota Bound" featuring Trout in the Classrom on YouTube, click here.
A new edition is out from our friends in the Southeast, including great articles on Trout in the Classroom, Nitrate Pollution, and how to plan a fishing trip. If you are interested in fishing or volunteering in Southeast Minnesota, this is required reading!
The Twin Cities Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TCTU) is committed to increasing youth involvement in cold water conservation. That is why we are excited about the TU Teen Summit, and we are offering a $450 scholarship to defray the costs.
The TU Teen Summit recruits young leaders (8th to 11th Grades) that are committed to conservation and have demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities. If you’re a teen (in 8th to 11th Grades) and interested in learning how to become a TU Youth leader in your community, build team and leadership skills, restore habitat on a service project, explore career paths in the outdoors and conservation, and – oh yeah! – FISH, then the Teen Summit is the place for you.
Read all the latest news from our friends in the Southeast, including events, chapter meeting summaries, and winter fishing tips.
by Bob Luck
With a path toward dam removal and restoration becoming clear, 2022 will likely go down as one of the most important years in the history of the Kinnickinnic River since the Ice Age!
The Kinnickinnic is an iconic river, boasting more than 20 miles of Class I trout water within an hour's drive of a metropolitan area that bustles with over 3 million people. And it is the only Exceptional Resource Water in the State of Wisconsin to flow through a city of over 10,000. The Kinni is home water for many TCTU members, including me.
The November Hotline from our friends in the Hiawatha and WinCres chapters is here, and once again it has some great reading. I particularly enjoyed reading about the extended fishing season in towns and state parks, and the profile of habitat champion Paul Krolak.
In case you missed our chapter meeting (or if you want to see it again), you can find a video of John van Vliet's presentation on our YouTube channel here. Don't forget to subscribe!
During the meeting, John showed another video that he and his partner Cathy created. You can find that here.
John has also shared his presentation materials as a PDF. Click here to download the presentation.
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