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Yadkin Creek Progress

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition, in conjunction with Gateway Trout Unlimited (GTU) and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, completed the first phase of stream improvement project along the creek on Saturday. About 25 local volunteers helped plant 30 trees and 30 shrubs to help reduce stream bank erosion, improve habitat and reduce flood damage along the creek. The trees and shrubs were planted along a 200-foot section of the creek near Country Mart adjacent to the Greenway Trail. In addition, volunteers worked to repair a serious erosion problem...

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Steelville Stream Project: Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Attention GTU Members and Friends: On March 19th GTU will begin work on the Steelville Stream Project. This initial effort is a streambank preservation featuring tree and shrub planting (30 each) to stem runoff and erosion of Yadkin Creek. We will be working in close collaboration with the Steelville Watershed Coaltion led by Rob Viehman. Rob and his team will provide planting machinery, tools, soil, mulch, and volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for an opportunity to hang out with like-minded conservationists helping to improve...

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Dam Repair At Maramec Spring Moving Forward

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dam Repair At Maramec Spring Moving Forward Work to repair a dam damaged by recent flooding is in progress at Maramec Spring Park, and proceeding quickly. State and local workers have been working to recreate the dam, while maintaining the historical element to the spring. Work is almost completed for the time being, with some cleanup and landscaping coming at a later time. “We are very pleased with the work so far. It has been a little over a week that our local and the guys from the state have had to get the repair done,” Mark Benton,...

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Yadkin Creek Update

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yadkin Creek Project Gets Thumbs-up From Council Steelville’s city council has approved a plan to make improvements along the Yadkin Creek. The proposal to put native plants in streambank plantings and rain gardens along the creek was brought to the February 17 council meeting by Rob Viehman, representing the Yadkin Creek Watershed Coalition. The project proposal was created as a coordinated effort between the local coalition, Gateway Trout Unlimited, and Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. This project is part of a larger one, the Steelville Stream...

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GTU Special Membership Drive

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Since 1959, Trout Unlimited has worked to conserve, protect and restore North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. We have protected more than 10,000 river miles nationwide and pioneered new scientific, legal and legislative tools to make America’s cold-water rivers cleaner and healthier.  Every $35 membership contribution to TU produces over $170 worth of conservation on the ground through the combination of: Grassroots action. TU’s volunteers work out of more than 400 chapters nationwide and donate well...

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GTU Stream Team – Hamilton Creek Monitoring

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Gateway Trout Unlimited is conducting our first Stream Team Monitoring this Friday on Hamilton Creek in Rockwoods Reservations. This is an exciting time for your Gateway Chapter of Trout Unlimited as participating in the Stream Team program is very important to our chapter.  Details of the event are listed below.  As always, if you plan to attend, please let us know by visiting the Facebook Event page (or you could always, just show up).  We look forward to seeing you this Friday. Sincerely, Matt Tucker President Gateway Chapter of Trout...

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Membership Meeting Cancelled For February 5, 2014 Due to Weather

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This week’s meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 5 at Mike Duffy’s will be rescheduled.  Our program speakers from Indigo Guide Service are unable to make the drive down from Michigan due to an impending blizzard warning in combination with the weather that they are forecasting for our area and to the north.  Don’t worry, we are already working on a new date for this program. For those wishing to still make it out to hang out with other fly fisherman and GTU members, I would welcome any members to join me at...

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A Conservation Call To Action – Senate Joint Resolution 42

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the beginning of an effort by the legislature this session to challenge the authority of MDC, with several other pieces of legislation expected to be presented that will serve to undermine the authority of MDC. We will need to act early and vocally regarding these issues as they arise.The email below was received by one of our state’s champion conservationists, Dave Murphy with the Conservation Federation of Missouri, and it illustrates the importance of voicing your comments on this piece of legislation that will be heard on...

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A Conservation Call To Action – ONSR General Management Plan

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

We wanted to take a moment to first thank you for your membership in the Gateway Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It is because of your commitment that you understand the fundamental truth about rivers: what happens upstream will eventually flow downstream. Everything is interconnected, so we must work effectively not only on local streams, but also on entire rivers and river systems. However, to succeed at this our organization must rely on our grassroots capacity. It is because of our grassroots approach  that I am reaching out to members and...

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GTU Membership Meeting — Social Gathering A Success

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

GTU Membership Meeting — Social Gathering A Success

The Gateway Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosted its second membership meeting on June 5, 2013 at Mike Duffy’s Pub & Grill in Kirkwood, Missouri and it was another great success.  We had 37 people (both members and guests) come out to this meeting, so it was a great chance for members to get to meet each other and hang out while enjoying pizza, toasted ravioli, salad, and drinks in a more traditional happy hour environment.  We had chosen this format of meeting for that very reason, as the first meeting was such a huge success and left...

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