Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign
Who can argue with that?
What a great partnership with a great idea. I’ve seen a number of streams in North Georgia that have culverts blocking fish passage. They are usually found on smaller tributary streams. The size of these streams makes them of no less importance as they can be vital spawning habitat for native trout. It would be so simple to remove these culverts and replace them with different structures that would open up the entire stream to the fish. I’ve no doubt that the land owner(in Georgia’s case, the US Forest Service) would agree, but I’m sure they lack the dedicated funding to make this actually happen. Here is an opportunity for you to fund a project that you know will have a positive impact.
The key phrase there is “dedicated funding.” Being a government employee, I’ve seen what happens to funds that aren’t dedicated. They get moved around or simply disappear. This is a great idea. The extent of my trout fishing experience has been limited to the ponds in the Baton Rouge area this winter. I’m by no means a trout fisherman, but I will be donating to this cause.