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March Program Meeting

Tammy Paoli with Spotted Musky

Due to the coldwater fundraising event at the Meyer Theatre on Thursday, March 5th GBTU is moving our March program meeting to Thursday, March 12th o.

Our guest speaker will be DNR Fisheries Biologist, Tammy Paoli. Tammy's presentation will focus on the Oconto River brown trout study GBTU has helped fund over the past few years. It is a very important meeting because of our past and future projects on the Oconto. Everybody is strongly encouraged to attend.

GBTU program meetings are at 6:30pm in the upstairs conference room at the De Pere Festival Foods. We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 Wisconsin State Budget Concerns

Kids Fishing

Just recently Wisconsin political leaders released their proposed state budget, and there appears to be a lot of reason for Wisconsin coldwater resource advocates to take notice.

The newly proposed budget would 1) cut all stewardship funding, 2) eliminate over ½ of the Wisconsin DNR's 33 science positions, 3) render the Natural Resources Board only an "advisory" committee and more. CLICK HERE to read how this would happen in more detail. CLICK HERE to find out how you can help.

2015 Conservation Banquet a Success !

2015 Conservation Banquet Pic 1

While we do not have the exact numbers yet, it appears our 2015 Conservation Banquet was a success !

In recent years we have seen attendance numbers in the mid-200s...this year it looks like we went over the 300 attendee mark.

To find out more about the banquet CLICK HERE.

GBTU Community Outreach at Cabelas

GBTU Community Outreach at Cabelas

On March 14th and 15th from 11-2, Green Bay Trout Unlimited and Cabelas, will hold a community outreach fly tying event.

Brian Mease will lead a group of fly tyers that will cover some of the basics to more advanced patterns

Please visit our last GALLERY PAGE to see all the photos from the last event in January.

We hope to see you there !

"Thanks Green Bay TU!"

Payton @ CampBird 2014In June Green Bay Trout Unlimited sponsored 6 Brown County kids attending the Sand Lake Conservation Camp. This is what one attendee had to say...

"Green Bay Trout Unlimited, Thank you for allowing me to go to Camp Bird. It has been my 3rd and last year there, and I had an AWESOME time!"  -Payton Meseberg

For the complete article CLICK HERE!

NEW Zoo Trout Trail History

Lunker StructureThe planning for the New Zoo Educational Trout Trail started in 1992.  Installation occured primarily in the summer of 1993.  READ MORE about the trail's history.

Please check out the Educational TRAIL GALLERY.

Perched Culverts Block Fish Passage

Perched Culverts imageAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a culvert becomes a barrier to fish passage when it demonstrates conditions exceeding fishes' biological ability.

Obstructions include high water velocities, perched culverts, weirs, baffles, caught debris, water pressure increase caused by inlet contraction, and low water flows.

Orvis is currently working with Trout Unlimited to help fix culvert impediments with the goal of reconnecting over 1,000 miles of fishable habitat. LEARN MORE about the TU / Orvis 1,000 mile program here.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) of CowsEach Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) has the potential of polluting our ground water in a huge way.

LEARN MORE about Wisconsin's 250 CAFOs and CHECK OUT Wikipedia's definition of the operations.

Just recently, a 600,000+ gallon CAFO manure spill occurred in Door County. READ THE STORY HERE!