Conservation update

New River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s Conservation Initiatives

 

Our conservation goals dovetail Trout Unlimited’s mission to support and enhance the cold water habitats, waterways, and aquatic life in NRV ecosystems. Our chapter activities focus as trout advocates for this 4 county region and the land and water where we live.


 

Past and On Going Programs:

Stream Protection:

Big Stony Creek (Giles Co.) monthly water quality monitoring & posting.

River Trash Removal and Stream-side improvements - simi-annually

Tree Planting on River Banks and other erosion control measures Initiatives

Assisting regional US Forest Service with waterway barrier and culvert evaluations

Volunteer services to Virginia DGIF fisheries regional personnel

Gas pipeline construction monitoring and potential degradation of area streams

 

National TU and Community Outreach

Active membership in the NRV Watershed Advisory Board (Roundtable)

Regional representation for TU to VA Department of Environment Quality

Special interest local Clubs and Associations presentations of our TU mission

Investigate and report pollution, stream degrading, and habitat loss concerns

 

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Also, in addition to Conservation, suggest a heading for Education. Listing to include:

Directing TU’s national Trout in the Classroom programs in 8 area schools

Fly casting seminars for beginners

Regional outdoor events supporting recreational activities and sport fishing

 

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