TU national has received a grant to employ a person from AmeriCorps to monitor Marcellus Shale issues in Virginia and West Virginia. The staffer will conduct baseline water quality ahead of gas development activities and provide a threshold with which to monitor potential impacts. Th
This fall Trout in the Classroom (TIC) in Virginia reached a milestone. From Fairfax to Wise and from Winchester to Chesapeake, more than 200 classrooms are participating in the program started by Martinsville orthodontist David Jones in 2004. “Every year thousands of students from mi
The Shenandoah Valley Chapter will be working on angling trails and access for the Upper South River Special Regulation Area every Sunday afternoon in November from 2-4 pm. The Upper South River SRA is a public fishing area stocked with trout by VDGIF. It is accessible only with a fre
Comments on a new state program that would encourage farmers to adopt comprehensive plans to reduce pollution runoff into the state’s rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay in return for a “safe harbor” from future expansion of reduction requirements are being accepted through Friday,
DEQ’s Calvin Jordan recently netted this 21-inch brown while shocking the new special regulation area of the Upper South River in Waynesboro. “It scared the crap out of me when it shot out from under the moss,” he says. While not representative of the overall trout p
Watch a video about the Smith River Clean-up, sponsored by the Smith River TU Chapter, Dan River Basin Association, and Gateway. Kudos to the TU volunteers who are keeping the Smith River clean for future generations!
The Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited was recognized as the Chapter of the Year and Marvin Gilbert of the Skyline Chapter was honored as the Conservationist of the Year at the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited (VCTU) Annual Awards meeting. VCTU Council Chair Graham Simmer
At the April meeting of the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited, Tom Benzing (right) of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter was inducted as the first member of VCTU’s Order of the Kype Jaw in recognition of his membership in TU for more than 25 years. Benzing is one of 225 members who’ve re