The EPA has proposed to strengthen the Clean Water Act, and Trout Unlimited needs your help in supporting this important policy. The new "Waters of the United States" rule would establish protections for small streams, headwaters and wetlands, many of which lost protection under the previous administration. These waters are critical for healthy fisheries and downstream ecosystems. Click here to voice your support.
The KIAP-TU-WISH Chapter, based in Hudson and River Falls, are conducting their annual Spring Fundraiser and Silent Auction. You can find everything from a guided Musky trip to a box of hand-tied flies to a tour of a bamboo rod workshop. To see everything on offer, click here.
Our friends at the Gitche Gumee Chapter are raising funds by raffling off a piece of history: a bamboo rod with a reel seat made from an oak tree that was on the property where TU was founded. Help them support native brook trout in the Northwoods, and protect the migratory fish that inhabit Lake Superior! $10 a ticket, with a cap of 250 tickets. Sounds like the odds are pretty good.
Last night, TCTU's board passed a resolution to support removal of the two Kinnickinnic River dams within the City of River Falls, Wisconsin. Long-term monitoring has shown that the dams contribute to downstream warming of the Kinni, putting stress on this renowned coldwater fishery. The lower Powell Falls dam is the first planned for removal, possibly within the next two years if funding allows. We look forward to working with the Kinni Corridor Collaborative, the Kiap-TU-Wish chapter of Trout Unlimited and other partners to support this effort in the coming months. Stay tuned to learn how you can help!
TCTU will hold elections for the Board of Directors during the Annual General Meeting scheduled for January 25th at 7 pm. To participate in the meeting and vote for Board Members, you must be a chapter member in good standing with dues paid.
If you are a chapter member in good standing, you should receive an email invitation to the meeting by January 15th. Due to the spread of the Omicron variant, the meeting will be held over Zoom. If you feel you are entitled to vote but do not receive an email by January 15th, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join TU or renew your membership so that you can vote, please visit https://www.tu.org/memberships-and-giving/
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