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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GET ACTION ALERTS FROM THESE GREAT ORGANIZATIONS

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 GWF Camo Coalition 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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Feb 26 – Chapter Meeting at Ippolitos – With Jeff Wright of TU

Jeff Wright is serving as our new Southeast volunteer coordinator for TU.   Jeff will work with TU Volunteer Operations staff and regional conservation staff to engage, inform and empower TU’s volunteers to advance coldwater […]

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2019 GA TU DREAM TRIP RAFFLE

5 days hosted fishing / 6 nights lodging in Idaho July 21 – 26, 2019 Accommodations located between the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park and the Henry’s Fork.   All proceeds go towards fulfilling GA […]

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Jan 22 Chapter Meeting at Ippolitos

Returning for the 5th consecutive year, Jason Ulseth of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will speak at our January Meeting. Everyone should come out to hear our Riverkeeper give us a complete run down on the status of the Chattahoochee, […]

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President’s Message — September 2018

Times Up   It’s been great serving as your chapter President these past two years, but all good things do come to an end. Well maybe.   Yes, my term as President has been very […]

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President’s Message — May 2018

So, here we are ‘almost’ at mid-year…   We’re nearing the midpoint of 2018 – ALREADY! We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s still a lot more that we can do. Maybe now’s a good time—while […]

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2018 Rizzio Clinic

Another successful Rizzio Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Clinic was held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Saturday, April 22. This year was extra special as all students not only learned fly casting, knot tying, […]

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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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