Protect Public lands in the Eel, Trinity, Smith, Klamath, Mad and Redwood Creek Watersheds

Attend the meeting on August 29th-  1:30 to 2:30: City of Ukiah Civic Center, Council Chambers 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah

Little River Beach, Mendocino CA

Little River Beach, Mendocino CA

 Rep. Jared Huffman (CA-2) introduced a discussion draft bill to better protect public lands in the Eel, Trinity, Smith, Klamath, Mad and Redwood Creek watersheds. We think this discussion bill will be integral to recovering wild steelhead and salmon along California's North Coast. Please take this chance to let TU staff (dlass@tu.org) and Representative Huffman know your ideas about how to best craft this public lands bill for the North Coast!

California and Southern Oregon sportsmen applaud Rep. Huffman, and TU is encouraging anglers to read more about this legislative proposal here.

Raise Your Voice!

August 29th-  1:30 to 2:30 City of Ukiah Civic Center, Council Chambers 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah

Register here


Support Our National Monuments!

Lupine field at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Lupine field at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Thank you for Taking Action! 

More than 2.5 million American commented in favor of national monuments and the Antiquities Act in the 90 days leading up to the end of the comment period. Many TU members and chapters submitted comments through national and local campaigns across the USA. Read more here

The Antiquities Act, signed into law in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt, gives the President of the United States the authority to create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. 

On April 26, 2017, President Trump, by Executive Order 13792, has begun a review of 21 national monuments created under the Antiquities Act. Six California national monuments are subject to his review, including Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument covering over 330,780 acres of the southern Mendocino Range and within the RETU region.

As part of the review process, the public had an opportunity to submit public comments.  In response, RETU developed and submitted the following comments in support of Berryessa Snow Mountain, national monuments and the Antiquities Act of 1906:

RETU Public Comment


2017 Russian River Spring & Summer Cleanup Float

The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU), the Clean River Alliance and the Russian River Wild Steelhead Society, hosted a river cleanup day (the Russian River Spring Cleanup Float) on May 21 on the Russian River. After this winter's rains, there is a lot of debris in the water that needs to be hauled out. T We had a GREAT day on the River. We floated between Wohler Bridge and Memorial Beach, using rafts generously supplied by our our sponsors at Russian River Adventures. 27 volunteers pulled out 35 tires - a total of 2,080 pounds of trash in 4 hours! Afterwards we relaxed with an awesome barbecue lunch and refreshments. We repeated this effort on September 16 in a HUGE action covering the entire river. GREAT JOB to all the volunteers and organizations who took part! We look forward to more!

The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU), the Clean River Alliance and the Russian River Wild Steelhead Society, hosted a river cleanup day (the Russian River Spring Cleanup Float) on May 21 on the Russian River. After this winter's rains, there is a lot of debris in the water that needs to be hauled out. T

We had a GREAT day on the River. We floated between Wohler Bridge and Memorial Beach, using rafts generously supplied by our our sponsors at Russian River Adventures. 27 volunteers pulled out 35 tires - a total of 2,080 pounds of trash in 4 hours! Afterwards we relaxed with an awesome barbecue lunch and refreshments.

We repeated this effort on September 16 in a HUGE action covering the entire river. GREAT JOB to all the volunteers and organizations who took part!

We look forward to more!


Colgan Creek Restoration Project

The Redwood Empire Chapter has teamed up with the City of Santa Rosa to restore Colgan Creek.  A 1.3 mile section of the creek, previously straightened and with little vegetation, has been restored into a stream with natural contours and habitat features.  Additionally the banks of the creek have been planted with suitable riparian plants and trees.  Team Ghilotti of Petaluma was the contractor.  For more details, see: https://colgankids.wordpress.com/restoration-project/

The Redwood Empire Chapter has teamed up with the City of Santa Rosa to restore Colgan Creek.  A 1.3 mile section of the creek, previously straightened and with little vegetation, has been restored into a stream with natural contours and habitat features.  Additionally the banks of the creek have been planted with suitable riparian plants and trees.  Team Ghilotti of Petaluma was the contractor.  For more details, see: https://colgankids.wordpress.com/restoration-project/


Steelhead Festival 2017

We had alot of fun in February meeting people at our table at the Steelhead Festival on February 11 at Lake Sonoma! Take a look.


RETU Winter/Spring 2017 General Membership Meeting

On January 12, RETU held a General Membership meeting at the Lagunitas Brewing Company. Sam Davidson, MaryAnn King, Mia Van Docto, and Anna Halligan made presentations about the work Trout Unlimited has been doing in the Russian River, Eel River, and North Coast watersheds. A new slate of directors and officers was elected. Alot of good conversation and a good turnout!

 


Trout in the Classroom Aquarium Build

In January, we were helping CDFW and the Sonoma Water Agency construct aquarium setups for the Trout in the Classroom program. This incredible classroom experience allows students to experience hands-on learning by observing trout eggs as they hatch and develop into alevin and then fry. They learn to appreciate science and the importance of watersheds.

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