Advocacy

Speaking for Trout and Salmon

AD∙VO∙CATE n. (AD•vuh•kit) one who defends or supports a person or cause: an advocate for the protection of coldwater resources.

At its core, advocacy is the process of taking a position and persuading others of its merits with the goal of securing consensus or a decision that advances a position.

Trout Unlimited has a long history of advocacy successes, many due to the hard work of people who never would have described themselves as advocates.

In fact, TU’s effectiveness lies in the willingness of grassroots volunteers—people like you—to conduct “on-the-ground” restoration projects and to serve as advocates supporting Trout Unlimited's mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

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Camo Coalition®

The purpose of the Camo Coalition is to organize sportsmen and women across Georgia so they can act quickly if there is an issue affecting our wildlife management or outdoor recreation interests.

Georgia Trout Unlimited partners with Georgia Wildlife Federation's Camo Coalition on coldwater conservation issues and sends out coldwater conservation alerts to TU members when appropriate.

To join, go to www.camocoalition.org and enter your contact information. The system will provide a list of your elected officials. You will then be ready to send a message to them with the click of a button.

Georgia Water Coalition

Georgia Trout Unlimited is a member of the Georgia Water Coalition, a group of more than 200 organizations representing well over a quarter of a million Georgians. Including farmers, homeowner and lake associations, business owners, sportsmen's clubs, conservation organizations, professional associations, and religious groups, the Georgia Water Coalition continues to speak out and provide information about the importance - even critical nature - of prudent statewide water management. The Georgia Water Coalition effort benefits all Georgians because it asks our leaders to make responsible decisions about how to best protect our water now and in the future.

The Georgia Water Coalition's mission is to protect and care for Georgia's water resources, which are essential for sustaining Georgia's prosperity, providing clean and abundant drinking water, preserving diverse aquatic habitats for wildlife and recreation, and strengthening property values.

TU Action Alerts

All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse! TU National Take Action Page

Trout Unlimited emails action alerts to its members about national and regional issues affecting coldwater streams and conservation.

When you receive these alerts be sure to email your Senator, Representative or the designated official so that they know what is important to you.

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President’s Message — April 2018

Truer words were never spoken. And, these happen to come from a trout!   We’re well underway now with our chapter’s launch of a new clean water initiative designed to encourage all fisherman to assist […]

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President’s Message — March 2018

“Anticipation” This one simple word sums up my thinking as I look over at my wall calendar and notice the First Day of Spring—March 20. It means something big has happened! Once upon a time […]

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President’s Message – January 2018

How many of you can recite our chapter’s mission statement? I’ll give you a hint (or two)…it’s short and it’s all about conservation.   Our mission is to Conserve, Protect, and Restore Georgia’s cold water fisheries and […]

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President’s Message – December 2017

Can you believe we’re about to close out another year? What happened to 2017? Whatever happened…it was a fantastic year for the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Here’s a quick re-cap.   We started […]

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President’s Message – October 2017

Autumn on the River Fundraiser To every one of our 900+ chapter members, It was a rousing, enthusiastic, all out “success.” And, I want to thank all of the 90+ UCCTU chapter members and guests […]

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Summer Trip to the SOHO 2017

Andrew catches another big one! The South Fork of the Holston River or SOHO as it is affectionately known by anglers is a tailwater of the South Holston Dam just east of the Tri-Cities area […]

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Chattahoochee Links

A group of us met up at Jones Bridge this morning anticipating a couple of hours of fishing. We apparently anticipated that someone else would have checked the conditions on the river as well since […]

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Helping Restore a Native Trout Stream

On July 25, 55 volunteers representing 5 different area Trout Unlimited chapters made their way to Martin Branch, a tributary stream to the Chattahoochee River, for the final TU stream restoration project of 2015. Located […]

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UCCTU Supports Women Fly Fishers

The July 28th monthly meeting of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (UCCTU) focused on Women in Fly Fishing. During the meeting, chapter President Jim Harvey presented a $1,000 donation check to Casting for Recovery. […]

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Stream Restoration Project

On Saturday, June 20 UCCTU members will be helping the U.S. Forest Service with a restoration project on Jones Creek in North Georgia.  Volunteers will provide labor while the forestry pro’s provide tools, equipment, and […]

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