Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited
Sunday, 19 April 2015 16:53

Welcome to Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited

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Trout Unlimited in California is making some changes and you are involved. My name is Dustin Rocksvold and I am the President of the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Sac-Sierra TU is one of 11 chapters located in California working to Protect, Reconnect and Restore our natural heritage and cold water fishing opportunities.

Trout Unlimited in California has almost 10,000 members, but not all of them were assigned to a local chapter. TU volunteers in California working with TU's professional staff have re-aligned chapter boundaries so that ALL TU members are part of a local or regional chapter. You are receiving this message because you are now a member of the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Welcome! Sac-Sierra TU is focused on Protecting, Reconnecting and Restoring the cold water fisheries of the Western Sierra Nevada.

Do you love salmon and steelhead? Interested in getting your hands dirty and working on a stream bank stabilization project? Want to learn more about Sac-Sierra and how you can help? Contact Kevin Mather at for more information or go to http://www.sac-sierratu.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Welcome to Sac-Sierra TU!

Sincerely,

Dustin Rocksvold
President
Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited

Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:35

Arcade Creek Cleanup

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April 18th is a busy day for Sac-Sierra TU!
Come Join us.Kids In Arcade Creek
On April 18th, as part of Creek Week, Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited is hosting a cleanup day on Arcade creek. Later, we'll be at Carmichael Park for the Creek Week Celebration, with food and games, live music, and our Canvas Creek.
Canvas CreekIn the morning, our board member Bill Templin will be leading the cleanup at Arcade Creek Park on Garfield near Madison. We'll have pickup tools, bags, and bottled water for everyone. Bring your mud shoes and a smile! To sign up just complete the form here, and we'll look for you.
After couple of hours cleaning up the creek, we'll head over to the Creek Week Celebration at Carmichael Park. For volunteers there will be a free lunch and t-shirt. The Radio Disney Rockin' Road Show will be providing live music, and there'll be lots of fun activities, exhibits, and contests.Kid casting
Sac-Sierra TU will be there too, with our Canvas Creek and mousetrap fish. Bring the kids by, and we'll show them how to cast a fly rod and catch a Rainbow Trout right there in the park.
We're also looking for some Kiddie Ghillies! If you're good with kids, and you like to fish, then being a Kiddie Ghille is your dream job. Come by and have some fun!

Friday, 14 March 2014 09:54

Secret Ravine Habitat Restoration

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The Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been awarded an Embrace-a-Stream grant to begin work on a salmon and steelhead habitat restoration project on Secret Ravine in Roseville, CA.

Secret Ravine is a tributary of Dry Creek flowing within a few feet of Interstate 80, one of the busiest traffic corridors between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Running for 10.5 miles through a largely urban setting, this little creek hosts populations of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Threatened Central Valley steelhead and ESA Species-of-Concern fall-run Chinook salmon. These salmonid populations have experienced a 90% decline over the past forty years, largely due to the impacts of urbanization.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:25

Kiddie Ghillies

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Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to instruct and assist kids as young as 4-years in fly casting. This highly rewarding activity requires only basic skills in fly casting. The only skill you really need is being good with kids.

As an active Trout Unlimited chapter, we attend many outreach events every year. At most of these events, we engage children as well as adults, sometimes very young children. For the kids, we bring our Canvas Creek. Out of blue tarps and cardboard and paper mache’ we create a 40-foot-long creek complete with cardboard fish. Each fish is a representation of one of California’s native trout, and sports a functioning mousetrap for a mouth. Using small “micro-caster” fly rods, with yarn for line and lure, each kid tries to get a trout to “snap” at his fly. To assist them, we give each kiddie sportsman a kiddie ghillie!