Arlington, Va.-On Saturday, April 17, volunteers around the country will join together to clean local streams and rivers on Trout Unlimited's (TU) National Stream Clean-up Day.
TU chapters and volunteers are working together on the ground, cleaning trash from the rivers, planting trees and making other improvements to make their local waters cleaner and healthier for the fish and wildlife that live there. TU is sponsoring another national clean-up day on June 26.
"This is a tangible way for us to give back to the places where we all fish and recreate," said Bryan Moore, Vice President of Volunteer Operations and Watersheds. "As TU volunteers join together to clean up America's rivers and streams today, this national effort is a testament to the volunteers who carry out Trout Unlimited's dedication to coldwater conservation."
Prizes will be awarded to the TU chapters who bring the most volunteers to the clean-up event, for the most trash collected from a stream and for the chapter that brings the most community partners to project.
TU has over 140,000 members and more than 400 chapters around the country. Its national headquarters are in Arlington, Va.
Trout Unlimited is North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, with 140,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. www.tu.org