September 30, 2017
Trout Unlimited - What does TU do?
by Glenn Tippy
New Jersey Trout Unlimited is part of National TU, dedicated to conservation, protection, preservation, and education about the rivers and cold water resources of America.
Nationally, TU volunteers gave over 700,000 hours of work in addition to 10s of millions of dollars for the sake of the environment and the future. We are one of the very few conservation organizations that both raises money for projects and advocacy, and has volunteers working in the field.
Today, 9/30/17, I’m in a session at the TU National Meeting. Kate Miller, TU National’s Director of Government Affairs, is speaking about advocacy opportunities at all levels of government.
TU is non-partisan. We work on our issues and treat regulators and legislators (and staff) with respect for their titles. When we have a disagreement with people in government we work to change their minds, we bring science the party, and we don’t treat them as evil. We’ve made progress against the re-opening of the Pebble Mine, against the complete rescinding and replacement of the Clean Water Act, progress in improving changes in the Tsongass National Forest.
Statewide NJTU chapters have a lot of projects going and attending one of their meetings is a good way to see how you like TU.
Loquimur enim pisces