Riggs Named to Outdoor Trust

Carl Riggs has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund. If the amendment is ratified, the board will be responsible for accepting, reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations on applications from state agencies, local governments, nonprofit and other entities for conservation funding projects from the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust…

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

This fall, Georgians have a historic opportunity to pass the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment and protect our waters and lands by constitutionally dedicating a portion of the existing sales tax on outdoor sporting goods without raising any taxes or creating new fees. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2CGoZ87

Rules for 2019 Dream Fly Fishing Trip

One winner will be drawn for the Grand Prize. Several other tickets will be drawn for the runners-up prizes, which include custom-made rods, fishing trips and flies. The ticket price is $10, and proceeds will go to the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited to fund Council projects. Get details at 2019 Dream Vacation Rules

Learn More About GA TU

Representatives from the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited discuss the group’s many conservation and educational programs on the Atlanta Real Estate Forum. https://www.atlantarealestateforum.com/preserving-and-protecting-the-hooch-with-trout-unlimited/

Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo

The Tallulah River Kids Fishing Rodeo, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by the Rabun and Savannah River Chapters of Trout Unlimited,  drew approximately 140 kids for a day of fishing and hot dogs. Most kids with fish headed straight to the cleaning table where members of the Savannah River Chapter cleaned over…

Annual Georgia Trout Camp

Twenty-four boys and girls ages 12-15 from across Georgia recently participated in the 15th Annual Georgia Trout Camp, sponsored by Georgia Trout Unlimited. The camp, which is the second largest and the third oldest trout camp in the United States, took place at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Clayton, GA. Kids learned and practiced the…

Take It With You When You Go

Good article on the importance of clean water from Gink and Gasoline (with a mention of the #CLEANMYWATER campaign now underway by the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited). http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/conservation/take-it-with-you-when-you-go/

The Remaking of Raccoon Creek

Partners and volunteers pitch in to create a little bit of angler paradise in the shadow of Atlanta. “This is the coolest place in the world, a real jewel,” said Rodney Tumlin, the past president of the Cohutta Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which meets monthly in a nearby Kennesaw restaurant. “You wouldn’t think you’re in…

Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing Clinic

The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosted 31 children for the Sam Rizzio Youth Fly Fishing & Conservation Clinic at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The clinic provided basic instruction in all phases of fly fishing, including fly casting, knot tying, insect identification and conservation. Instructors worked with the students to provide individualized instruction and…