VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: National Wild Turkey Federation

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gateway Trout Unlimited is looking for 2 volunteers to help at National Wild Turkey Federation Jakes Youth Event in Franklin County Missouri. The event is one of the larger youth event in the county for the NWTF with over 100 kids attending. They are looking for help with teaching kids casting with fly rods and tying flies. All rods and tying material are provided just need your time. Board member Dan Forget volunteered last year and had a blast. They do a great job of keeping the kids organized. About 8 to 10 kids will be in each group for...

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Current River Damage By The Flood Of April 30, 2017

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Presented by Sam Potter TightLine Fly Fishing Montauk Park is a sand box… well almost a sand box. They have done a great job of cleaning up the upper area where you come down the hill and around the dam. The camp ground is closed for maintenance while they get all the sand, trees and logs out of there. The lodge is open and the cabins are being rented. A lot of the trout were lost, but not all of them as reported on FB earlier this week. The carnivorous animals in the area will put on weight in the next week or so feeding on dead trout. You...

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Yadkin Creek Tree Planting Press Release

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Rob Viehman, and 20 young and old local volunteers joined me today for a planting party alongside Yadkin Creek. These trees and shrubs now bring the total Forest ReLeaf donation to 280 plants following the 2016 donation. It is because of your generosity that our stream restoration project thrives today. These plants will provide streambank stabilization, erosion prevention, and eventually cooling shade to Yadkin Creek. We hope to continue our successful collaboration in the future.” -Mike Hey Click the article below for the PDF...

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Yadkin Creek Tree Planting April 8th

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition has scheduled its spring tree planting along the creek for Saturday, April 8. Coalition member Rob Viehman met with the Steelville City Council on March 20 to discuss work being done along the creek and the possibility of getting some flood control planning done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “I just wanted to make you all aware that we will be planting trees again on April 8,” Viehman told the council. “We had trees donated again by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and they must all be planted on city...

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Veterans Fishing Day | Friday, April 7th

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Veterans Fishing Day | Friday April 7, 2017 Bennett Spring State Park Time: 0700-1930 Veterans Fish Free – No Tag or License Fee Veterans may fish in any zone. Special area of Zone 2 Reserved for Veteran’s only. Please stop in at the Park Store to pick up your Free Veterans Fishing Day Tag. Questions? Volunteer? or more information please contact: Hatchery Manager Ben Havens at 417-532-4418 or

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Upcoming GTU Stream Team 4913 Events

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday April 8, 2017 (Rain date April 22, 2017): Looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity with like-minded conservationists? Please join GTU Stream Team 4913 and Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition Stream Team 5258 for a tree and shrub planting event in Steelville, MO. Come early for breakfast at The Taste of Home Cafe (501 Main St.) at 7AM, or meet us at the former Steelville Middle School (810 Main St.) at 8AM. We will be planting 100 trees and shrubs along the Yadkin Creek streambank. Plan on working about two hours. Wear work...

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Meramec River Telemetry Study

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Gateway Trout Unlimited Chapter has been collaborating with the MDC on a new telemetry study on the Red Ribbon Section of the Meramec River. Eighteen brown trout were inserted with electronic transmitters that allow MDC biologists to use active tracking and locate fish within 50 feet of the receiver. Three hydo phone recievers have been placed on the river to record data along with portable units that the biologists use. To date 16/18 fish have been found and early data shows the fish seem to stay within 200 yards of where they were...

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Hamilton Creek: Water Monitoring Event

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please join fellow Gateway Trout Unlimited members at a Missouri Stream Team (4913) Water Quality Monitoring event Saturday October 8, 2016 on Hamilton Creek near Rockwoods Reservation in West St. Louis County from 0930-1200. Monitors will meet at the Whitsetts Fork subdivision bridge off of Whitsetts Fork Road Wildwood, MO (off Hway 109 across from LaSalle Middle School) at 0915. Water quality monitoring certification or experience is not required. Come on out and learn about how the water quality of this small creek influences aquatic life...

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Youth Fly Fishing Day

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9am-3pm for our Fall Youth Fly Fishing Day at Westover Farms. The cost per child is $20 and that includes lunch, fly rod/reel/flies  and assistance from volunteer fishing guides. Westover Farms is conveniently located just 90 miles from St. Louis and 25 miles south of Cuba, Missouri at Interstate 44. Note: GPS directions to Westover are slightly off. When you are notified of your arrival, continue ahead for approximately three miles. I-44 to the Cuba/Steelville exit (Exit 208). Head South on Highway 19...

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Beginning Fly Fishing A-Z: April 15-17th

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Beginning Fly Fishing A-Z April 15-17, 2016 at Montauk State Park Classes will be held in the Searcy Building across from the lodge The Stream Team Academy is offering a Beginning Fly Fishing A-Z workshop for any Stream Team member who has completed an Introductory Level Water Quality Monitoring Workshop. The class is limited to the first 15 registrants. This is a three-day course designed to provide Stream Team volunteers with a beginning to intermediate level experience in fly fishing and fly tying while utilizing their knowledge of aquatic...

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