TCTU Latest News & Alerts
Thank You to our Volunteers on May 3rd
May 21, 2014

Hi All, Stream work on the south branch of the Vermillion went great! We had 25 volunteers and we removed a lot of brush & trees(mostly buckthorn). We also treated the stumps to kill the roots with chemicals supplied by the DNR. Mark Nemeth of the DNR was there & trained volunteers to treat the […]

Habitat Update from Tony
April 4, 2014

For 2014, we are starting with 5300 feet on Hay Creek downstream of the Camp Ground. The plans, bids & final research were done over the winter & will start hopefully by mid-April barring any delays with all the permits. The chapter can expect some additional cleanup(brush & tree removal) on Hay Creek as well. […]

Habitat Update from Tony
April 17, 2012

Mall of America Stream will being May 14th, with DNR crews doing the work.  If you are open to volunteering during a weekday, please contact Mark Nemeth of the DNR ( or Tony Nelson (  On Satruday June 2, TCTU will be laying down mats and re-seeding with the DNR from 10am-2pm.  Please contact volunteer […]

Tony's Update

MOA Creek:  We have done several walk throughs with the National Wildlife & DNR.  This is a DNR Project on federal land.  About 200 feet of stream will be re-meandered, an old dam will be lowered & we will put 15 V-shaped log cross vanes in places using DNR heavy equipment and the help of […]

Please call or write… by Tony
March 1, 2012

John L., our fearless leader testified at a hearing against HF2169/SF1922. This bill will repeal ALL rules governing the Pollution Control Agency, the DNR, the Board of Water & Soil Resources, the Environmental Quality Board & the Dept. of Agriculture(MN). This is supposed to force the departments to rid themselves of old or duplicative regulations. […]

Tony's Update
Update by Tony – Hay Creek and MOA Creek
January 21, 2012

Hay Creek: Please find a foto survey of the 2012 Hay Creek project.  About 10000 feet in total.  We do not plan to do a complete re-build as we did upstream in 2011 but more “spot” work.  Some initial design work is done with more to come.  The first 5000 feet has to be done […]

Tony's Update
Tony’s Update
November 18, 2011

Round 3 projects for next year on Hay Creek:  Additional 5000 approx. feet on Hay Creek, immediately down stream of what we just finished. We should be doing initial walk-thru with DNR & landowner soon. Vermillion: 2000 feet just east of Hwy 52. Met with DNR today to get information to do stream design specs […]

Tony's Update
Tony’s Update – Hay Creek
November 7, 2011

This summer’s project on Hay Creek is done! Everything went well.  We did nearly all bank re-construction.  The stream remained clear for many days of the 3 week project & you could see many fish feeding while bank work was proceeding next to them. I walked the entire length of the stream last Sunday & […]