Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

RETU Fall General Meeting

Join us for the RETU Fall General Meeting

November 16, 2017 6-8PM

Interested in protecting and restoring our local waterways? Join us!

  • Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited General Meeting (RETU)
  • November 16th, 2017, 6-8PM
  • Lagunitas Lounge at the Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • 1280 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma

RETU is a very active and fun group serious about improving our local cold water fisheries. Volunteers and members make this possible - thank you!

We have lots of great projects and activities planned and underway, and look forward to getting you onboard! Speakers, refreshments, light snacks and great company.

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Rosa Creek Cleanup at Willowside Road

Please join the Santa Rosa tributary of Clean River Alliance for a special cleanup of Santa Rosa Creek at Willowside Road. TIME CHANGE! Meet @ 10:00 a.m. Park at the bridge on Willowside Road, between Guerneville Road and Hall Road.

All ages and abilities welcome! Cleanup equipment, water and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

THANK YOU for volunteering!

 

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

RETU North Coast Meeting in Eureka!

Do you live near Eureka or Arcata? - Join us for a meeting in Eureka!

September 28 2017 6PM - Firework in Old Town Eureka

We are holding a meeting at 6PM on September 28 at Firework in Old Town Eureka (325 2nd St, Suite 201, Eureka. Join us to hear about Trout Unlimited’s restoration and conservation work on the North Coast, and how you can get involved as a volunteer. There are a lot of exciting opportunities to talk about, and we would love to tell you about them!

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Last Day to Take Action to Protect the Clean Water Rule

Deadline: September 27, 2017

Please take a moment to express your opposition to EPA's proposal to rescind the Clean Water Rule and your support for protecting the Nation's headwater streams and wetlands. In a very busy year, this is one of the most important actions we are asking you to take. The deadline for comment has been extended to September 27, 2017.

Submit your comment online: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203

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Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Russian River Summer Cleanup Float

Come Get Wet at the Russian River Summer Cleanup Float

Float Date: September 16, 2017

As part of the Russian Riverkeeper Annual Russian River Cleanup, The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU) invites you to participate in a river cleanup day on September 16. After this winter's rains and a lot of summer use, there is a lot of debris in the water that needs to be hauled out. To do the cleanup, we will be working the section from Vacation Beach dam downstream to Monte Rio boat ramp.

We need people with rafts, canoes and driftboats with personal flotation devices - Vacation beach dam has limited parking and a boat launch. We also need people willing to be paddlers in boats. Volunteers signing up to paddle/float must be experienced paddlers, able to swim, and 18 or over.

All volunteers should bring a hat, sunscreen, water, lunch and a change of clothes. Upon registration, we will be in touch with any additional pertinent details for the day.

Questions? Contact Erik Young via email, twosharks@gmail.com

Sign up through Eventbrite with the following instructions to join RETU for the Vacation Beach to Monte Rio boat launch ticket selection.

  1. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/russian-river-watershed-cleanup-tickets-27204836398
  2. Click REGISTER
  3. At the top right corner hit ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE enter "fish" (lowercase).
  4. Select number of people for the Vacation Beach to Monte Rio boat launch route.

Please join us - see you on the water!

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20th Annual Coho Confab
Aug
24
to Aug 26

20th Annual Coho Confab

The Coho Confab offers workshops and tours of off-channel slough restoration, forest and fuels reduction projects, water conservation practices, stream bank stabilization, large woody debris placement, and groundwater recharge projects.

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited General Meeting

A special program Tuesday June 20 at Lagunitas Brewing Company.  Join us!

Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited General Meeting (RETU) - Free Event
June 20th, 2017, 6-8PM

Lagunitas Lounge
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma

Please join us for a Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited Chapter meeting at the Lagunitas Brewing Company this Tuesday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Refreshments and pizza will be served. You don't need to be a member, in fact please bring a friend or neighbor along!

We have several speakers lined up to make presentations about current topics that RETU is working on collaboratively with neighboring groups such as United Anglers of Casa Grande and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Photo courtesy of UACG

Photo courtesy of UACG

Dan Hubacker is Program Director for the United Anglers of Casa Grande (www.uacg.org ). This program includes a high school educational curriculum that operates a 35,000-gallon state-of- the-art salmon hatchery that is located on the campus of Casa Grande High School, in Petaluma, California, near the Petaluma River. It is the only one of its kind in the country, and can serve as an example of what is possible in educating and motivating high school students through a rigorous watershed science-based curriculum. In addition, the program does significant conservation in the Petaluma River watershed. Dan will talk about the program, its hopes for the future, and current opportunities for volunteers.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a wetland area that drains 254 miles in Sonoma County. It is of critical importance to many species, including salmon and steelhead. Wendy Trowbridge is Director of Restoration and Conservation Science Programs for the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation ( www.lagunadesantarosa.org); and John Green is Lead Scientist/Project Director for the Gold Ridge Conservation District ( www.goldridgercd.org ). They will discuss the Laguna and its impact on salmonids. What do we know? What do we not know? They will also speak about an opportunity to increase our understanding of this watershed and the behavior of salmonids as they transit through it.

There will also be a short presentation about the Sonoma County Steelhead in the Classroom program. Learn about this educational effort that brings aquariums and steelhead eggs directly into elementary school classrooms around Sonoma County, where the students can watch them hatch and grow. Do you want to have a direct impact on instilling a love of watersheds and fish through a classroom hands-on learning program? This is an opportunity for you!

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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Russian River Float Cleanup

Learn more & volunteer here

The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in conjunction with the Clean River Alliance, is hosting a river cleanup day on May 21 on the Russian River. River level willing, the plan is to hold a Surf & Turf event with some folks floating the section between Wohlers Bridge and Memorial Beach while others help with on-shore cleanup and logistics. For those who are willing to join the float crew, we need you to be an experienced paddler and able to swim.

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May
13
4:00 PM16:00

Spaghetti Cook-off and Dance Party

The Clean River Alliance team invites volunteers, members and associates of Trout Unlimited to our annual cook-off and dance party on May 13, at the Rio Nido Roadhouse (14540 Canyon Two Road Rio Nido). Please come and have a great time supporting our all-volunteer work of removing trash from the Russian River watershed.

Hope to see you there!

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May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Spring Cleanup on the Petaluma River

Learn more here

Friends of the Petaluma River invite you to help Conserve the Petaluma River. Protect Habitat & Improve Water Quality with Friends at the Spring Petaluma River Cleanup. Meet at Petaluma Marina and help us remove trash and debris from 14 waterways in our watershed. Volunteers will enjoy snacks, a bbq lunch and plenty of refreshment. 

When: Saturday, May 6th – 9am – 1pm
Where: Petaluma Marina, 781 Baywood Drive, Petaluma

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Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Salmonid Restoration Federation Conference

For details, https://www.calsalmon.org/conferences/35th-annual-salmonid-restoration-conference

From March 29 - April 1, 2017, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, CA. The theme of the 2017 conference will be “Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs.”

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference has become the largest salmon restoration conference in California. The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will feature over 100 presenters and five field tours to exemplary restoration projects from the Sierra Nevada to the coast, including a legislative tour at the Capitol. The Conference will also feature four intensive habitat restoration workshops and nine concurrent sessions.

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Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

Salmonid Restoration Federation Conference

For details, https://www.calsalmon.org/conferences/35th-annual-salmonid-restoration-conference

From March 29 - April 1, 2017, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, CA. The theme of the 2017 conference will be “Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs.”

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference has become the largest salmon restoration conference in California. The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will feature over 100 presenters and five field tours to exemplary restoration projects from the Sierra Nevada to the coast, including a legislative tour at the Capitol. The Conference will also feature four intensive habitat restoration workshops and nine concurrent sessions.

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Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Salmonid Restoration Federation Conference

For details, https://www.calsalmon.org/conferences/35th-annual-salmonid-restoration-conference

From March 29 - April 1, 2017, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, CA. The theme of the 2017 conference will be “Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs.”

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference has become the largest salmon restoration conference in California. The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will feature over 100 presenters and five field tours to exemplary restoration projects from the Sierra Nevada to the coast, including a legislative tour at the Capitol. The Conference will also feature four intensive habitat restoration workshops and nine concurrent sessions.

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Mar
29
9:00 AM09:00

Salmonid Restoration Federation Conference

For details, https://www.calsalmon.org/conferences/35th-annual-salmonid-restoration-conference

From March 29 - April 1, 2017, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Davis, CA. The theme of the 2017 conference will be “Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs.”

The Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference has become the largest salmon restoration conference in California. The 35th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will feature over 100 presenters and five field tours to exemplary restoration projects from the Sierra Nevada to the coast, including a legislative tour at the Capitol. The Conference will also feature four intensive habitat restoration workshops and nine concurrent sessions.

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Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Russian River Confluence meeting

 

For details: http://russianriverconfluence.org/

Presented by the County of Sonoma, Economic Development Board, Regional Parks,  Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma Resource Conservation District, Gold Ridge Conservation District, LandPaths, Russian Riverkeeper, Dry Creek Rancheria, and The Story of Place Institute the Russian River Confluence is a unique event envisioned to culminate and inspire a series of ‘beyond sustainability’ conversations and gatherings intended to tap the collective capacity of the Russian River Watershed community.

The Russian River Confluence will engage you as a stakeholder in the watershed, encourage storytelling and identify actions to promote a holistic approach to the watershed that ensures its resiliency and renewal. We invite you to join us!

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Dry Creek Community Meeting

Dry Creek Community meeting
Supervisor James Gore, Sonoma County Water Agency

Come learn about the six miles of habitat enhancement projects on Dry Creek -- a 14-mile tributary of the Russian River. This informative evening will feature a brief presentation on past and future projects, plus a panel Q&A session hosted by Supervisor Gore. For additional information, contact Barry.Dugan@scwa.ca.gov.

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival

Save the date:  Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017!

Visit us at our table at the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival, held on the grounds of the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma!  Rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Food, wine, beer, silent auction, live music, archery, fishing, tours, demonstrations -- just about anything you can imagine, and it is FREE!.

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