TU fights for Endangered Species Act

Trout Unlimited is among the organizations fighting to stop efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. This blog by Kate Miller provides a look at TU’s stance and efforts. The Endangered Species Coalition, of which TU is a member, has started a petition to stop the changes. The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is asking […]

Help improve the Mill River Sept. 14

Volunteers are needed on a major project that will improve trout habitat in the Mill River, one of the most valuable and storied wild trout streams in New England. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited, working with the Town of Fairfield, will reshape the Mill River along Congress Street. Once a […]

Nutmeg TU President Rich Rosen

Nutmeg TU welcomes you

The 2019-20 season is about to start, and we are planning to have a variety of activities that you and your families can participate in. We will continue our programming with member meetings and monthly fishing trips, and, will be upping our game with additional conservation work. Starting Sept. 17 we will kick off the […]

Bristol Bay protections rolled back

Just weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency released comments critical of Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, the agency today withdrew the 2014 Proposed Determination. If finalized, the Proposed Determination would have safeguarded the Bristol Bay region – the world’s greatest wild salmon ecosystem – from the proposed Pebble mine and other large-scale industrial development by placing limits on the amount of […]

Naugatuck River cleanup Aug. 17

TU Chapters from across Connecticut, including Nutmeg TU, are partnering with the Naugatuck Pomperaug chapter to clean the Naugatuck River on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the Sweetwater and Costa “Kick Plastic” campaign. Volunteers will meet at Linden Park, then spread out to various river access points along the […]

Congress considers bill to recover wildlife

A bill before Congress would help fishing and hunting land by supporting conservation at the state level. On Friday, July 12, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), along with 59 members of Congress introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). The act is designed to help recover and conserve at-risk species by dedicating $1.3 […]

River on Quarry Road closed off

An area cleaned up Nutmeg TU in April has been closed off by the Town of Trumbull. Citing the amount of trash and some type of altercation after a large gathering on the Pequonnock River on Quarry Road, the Town of Trumbull cut off access to the water. Read the Trumbull Times article.

Film on wild rivers at Patagonia

Blue Heart, a Patagonia film about the fight to preserve Europe’s last wild rivers, will shown Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Patagonia of Westport at 87 Post Road East, Westport CT. With more than 3,000 hydropower dams and river diversions proposed or in the process of being built in the Balkans, communities that depend on these rivers are standing up […]