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Look sharp, support conservation

You can look sharp on the stream and support the conservation efforts of Connecticut Trout Unlimited by purchasing merchandise from RepYourWater.

Proceeds from this Connecticut hat sold by Rep Your Water support Trout Unlimited Projects throughout the state.RepYourWater provides creative and unique designs on high-quality apparel and merchandise while making a difference for wildlife habitat around the country. By teaming up with Colorado Trout Unlimited early in its existence, RepYourWater has been able to contribute to the conservation of Colorado fisheries and set in motion what the company is today.

Rep. Your Water has now joined with conservation organizations across the United States, including the Connecticut Council of TU, as 1% partners. Rep Your Water distributes 10% of sales among those 1% partners, based on sales of designs to the Trout Unlimited chapters of Connecticut, Canada, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, the Southeastern Conservation Project and New Mexico; Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Chapters in Utah, Alaska and Montana; the Wild Steelhead Coalition and The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust to provide financial support for the protection of the natural world.

RepYourWater also donates 50% of the proceeds from the Bristol Bay, Native Fish Society and the WILD steelhead hats to the Renewable Resources Fund, Native Fish Society and Wild Steelhead Coalition respectively.  

The message to Connecticut anglers is, the more Connecticut merchandise you buy from Rep Your Water, the more money comes back for local conservation efforts.

For more information on Rep Your Water’s relationship with each non-profit, choose from the drop-down menu on its home page, repyourwater.com.

TU scientist discusses climate change on show

Jack Williams, Ph.D., senior scientist for Trout Unlimited, talked about TU’s national Climate Change Committee on the Oct. 30 episode of “Yankee Fisherman,” hosted by Nutmeg TU member John Kovach, on hanradio.com.

Williams discussed TU’s position on climate change and the work of its committee.

Williams also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Rivers Conservancy. Prior to his current position with Trout Unlimited, he was a Professor at Southern Oregon University, Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests in Oregon, and Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Boise National Forest in Idaho. He also taught at the University of California-Davis and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management, including serving as the BLM’s National Fisheries Program Manager, and the Science Advisor to the BLM Director in Washington, D.C.

His education includes a BS in Wildlife Biology from Arizona State University, a MS in Biology from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and a PhD in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. If not fishing with family and friends, he is with his springer spaniels.

Also on the show is David Deen, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Councill.

Deen spent 28 years as an Orvis-endorsed guide in Vermont and a licensed guide in New Hampshire. He operated his own business called Strictly Trout, but fished for anything he could catch with a fly rod, including shad, stripers and smallmouth and largemouth bass in the watershed. He has been river steward for the upper valley in Vermont and New Hampshire for 16 years working with the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

Kovach hosts Yankee Fisherman, a look at fishing and conservation related topics with a focus on the Northeast, Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Archives of all prior shows can be heard on hanradio.com

TU scientist to talk climate change

Jack Williams, Ph.D., senior scientist for Trout Unlimited, will talk about TU’s national Climate Change Committee on “Yankee Fisherman,” hosted by Nutmeg TU member John Kovach, on hanradio.com Thursday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m.

Williams will discuss TU’s position on climate change and the work of its committee.

Williams also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Rivers Conservancy. Prior to his current position with Trout Unlimited, he was a Professor at Southern Oregon University, Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests in Oregon, and Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Boise National Forest in Idaho. He also taught at the University of California-Davis and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management, including serving as the BLM’s National Fisheries Program Manager, and the Science Advisor to the BLM Director in Washington, D.C.

His education includes a BS in Wildlife Biology from Arizona State University, a MS in Biology from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, and a PhD in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University. If not fishing with family and friends, he is with his springer spaniels.

Also on the show is David Deen, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Councill.

Deen spent 28 years as an Orvis-endorsed guide in Vermont and a licensed guide in New Hampshire. He operated his own business called Strictly Trout, but fished for anything he could catch with a fly rod, including shad, stripers and smallmouth and largemouth bass in the watershed. He has been river steward for the upper valley in Vermont and New Hampshire for 16 years working with the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

Kovach hosts Yankee Fisherman, a look at fishing and conservation related topics with a focus on the Northeast, Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Archives of all prior shows can be heard on hanradio.com

TU wants women

From March 1 to May 31, Trout Unlimited is reviving the offer to sign up women as new members at no cost. In addition, women renew for half price, at a special $17.50 rate, and the recruiting chapter will receive $15 of that $17.50 in the form of a special rebate.

Women interested in becoming new members of TU should click here.

Women who are currently members of TU who wish to renew should click here.

National TU is placing a special emphasis on the renewals since our goals include both adding more women to our ranks and engaging more women in TU’s leadership.