Protect the Clean Water Rule | Become a Mentor for Steelhead in the Classroom | Help Steelhead Recovery in the Petaluma River Watershed
Take Action to Protect the Clean Water Rule
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.
Earlier this month the EPA announced a proposed rule that would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The 2015 Clean Water Rule did a good job of clarifying and restoring Clean Water Act protections for headwater streams and wetlands. President Trump directed his EPA to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and revert back to a far less protective standard. The new proposal includes a very short comment period for public feedback on the rollback process.
You can submit your comments online here:
- Check out the Trout Unlimited interactive map to learn about what streams may be at risk in your own backyard. http://trout.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=957daa35322f4e9fb39ae98a55ee56c9
- Stand up to protect the Clean Water Act: http://standup.tu.org/stand-up-for-clean-water/
Become a Mentor for "Steelhead in the Classroom"
Sign up online: https://goo.gl/forms/GYqB1WRawUN861He2
Are you concerned about recent news about the environment? Would you like to be able to make a direct, hands-on difference that will have a lasting impact on the next generation by volunteering a little of your time during a six week period during the spring? Then consider helping out with Redwood Empire Trout Unlimited’s Steelhead in the Classroom program!
In partnership with California Fish and Wildlife, we provide local elementary school classrooms with aquariums, lesson plan material, and steelhead eggs. Children are able to watch as steelhead eggs hatch and grow into juvenile fish. They learn basic scientific principles, what is required for fish to thrive, and why watersheds are important.
We need your help to provide a connection to one or more of the classrooms we support. You will be provided training, and will help teachers with assistance with the aquarium equipment. They may ask you to make a presentation to the class. You will help deliver eggs to the classroom, and assist on “release day”, when the class goes on a field trip to a local watershed.
We have been successfully running this program for a number of years, and it is highly effective as a hands-on learning tool for children. If you are able to help us out part-time for a six week period in the spring, we would love to hear from you!
Sign up online today!
Volunteer! Help Steelhead Recovery in the Petaluma River Watershed.
Please contact Dan Hubacker at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the schedule!
Dan Hubacker, the director of United Anglers of Casa Grande, is looking for people to help survey several Petaluma River tributaries this summer. This will provide an opportunity for hands-on data collection in support of watershed conservation and steelhead recovery as well as give you some valuable education and training. Under his expert supervision, volunteers will be trained then form a team to survey and monitor local creeks where they will:
- Look for and identify summer steelhead trout habitat;
- Monitor water quality, the presence and state of isolated pools, the existence of passage barriers, and other criteria; and
- Develop a database of information for future restoration and recovery efforts.
There are three specific Petaluma tributaries that will form the focus of this effort. They will be identified by Dan in advance of each day’s field work. More details:
- Sessions will be held now through August, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 11:00 AM until around 2:30 PM
- The surveys will require walking one to two miles, entering and exiting creeks. Old shoes, or waders are required
- Ages 18 and over only
- Bring a lunch, sunscreen, and a hat. The temperatures are likely to be quite warm.
- A liability waiver will be provided and your signature required
Interested? Please contact Dan Hubacker at email@example.com to get on the schedule!
The United Anglers of Casa Grande, Inc. is an established 501©3 non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to promote environmental awareness and activism through hands-on habitat restoration that supports the survival and recovery of federally threatened salmonids. United Anglers students operate and maintain a state-of-the-art conservation fish hatchery on the Casa Grande High School campus in Petaluma, CA, learning a range of relevant skills through practical application and intensive environmental curriculum. North Bay Trout Unlimited is strongly supporting this program, check them out at www.uacg.org .