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Volunteers needed Saturday October 24 to help improve habitat along the Vermillion River

We are looking for more people to help us clear invasive trees along the Vermillion River near Farmington, MN on Saturday October 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Volunteers will work removing buckthorn and other invasives, which are degrading trout and riparian forest habitat.  We will also be creating better public access for our community. [...]

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Show support for regulation changes on Vermillion River

The DNR is proposing to change trout fishing regulations on the Vermillion River to increase angling participation. While the Vermillion supports a wild brown trout fishery throughout the system, rainbow trout are stocked in the Rambling River Park area to provide a put and take fishery. Because of the wild browns face many stresses and [...]

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North Shore temperature research continues – more volunteers needed to locate trout refuge area

The North Shore trout stream groundwater research project began last weekend, but we need many volunteers in August in order to complete the initial phase of data collection.  Brief trainings will be held Saturday mornings either in Duluth or up the Shore, before volunteers spend the rest of the day walking a stream section.  Folks [...]

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Volunteers Needed This Weekend for Temperature Study of North Shore Trout Streams

Volunteers Needed This Weekend for Temperature Study of North Shore Trout Streams The temperature sensing equipment needed for the North Shore groundwater study has finally arrived and we urgently need volunteers to lend a hand over the next two weeks.  Since the grant began on July 1, UMD researchers have been working frantically to procure [...]

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Calls and e mails needed today in final push to protect of our trout streams and drinking water

The Minnesota Senate has yet to indicate whether its conferees on the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources bill HF 846 / SF 1764 will uphold the Senate position or cave in to the House and accept three very destructive anti-trout, anti-drinking water provisions.  Since deals are currently being negotiated outside the formal committee meetings, it [...]

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Calls and e mails needed today in final push to protect of our trout streams and drinking water

The Minnesota Senate has yet to indicate whether its conferees on the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources bill HF 846 / SF 1764 will uphold the Senate position or cave in to the House and accept three very destructive anti-trout, anti-drinking water provisions.  Since deals are currently being negotiated outside the formal committee meetings, it [...]

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MN House Bill Attacks Our Fishing Heritage on the Eve of the Fishing Opener

Now is the crucial time to speak up to prevent three very bad anti-trout, anti-fishing and anti-clean water provisions from becoming law.  Collectively these three provisions, tucked into the House Omnibus Environment bill HF 846, could severely degrade and destroy many trout stream around the state.  The MN Senate never considered these bad ideas and [...]

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Anti-trout bill being debated Friday April 24 – e mails and calls needed ASAP

A bill containing provisions to remove protections for trout streams has been unexpectedly scheduled for debate today.  Amendments to this House bill – H. 846 – are being offered to remove some of the worst provisions.  E mail or call your legislator today to urge they vote in favor of amendments A46 and A47 which [...]

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Governor Dayton inspires – highlights importance of buffers in state of state speech

In his state of the state address Thursday evening, Governor Dayton demonstrated his commitment to passing a buffer bill this year, and asked for your help to get it done.  Take a minute to read the following excerpt of that speech and let it motivate you to do your small part: . . . I [...]

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Volunteers needed Saturday April 11 on Vermillion River – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Join a community get together on Saturday April 11, 2015 to improve the public’s new aquatic management area along the Vermillion River.  The Twin Cities Chapter of TU again hosts this collaborative effort with the DNR to cut and clear undesirable brush and trees, including buckthorn, to improve habitat on a mile plus stretch of [...]

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