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President's Message for August 2009

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My 20 year old son Isaac questions whether one person can really make a difference in the larger scheme of things. He and I have discussed (my wife might say argued) this point many times. As a father I hope that he comes to understand the power of individual action. I think my other son Joshua gets my point and maybe even believes me! Given that Joshua is 18 I regard that as something of an accomplishment.

You probably already know that TU was founded 50 years ago this year by a small group of people who believed they could make a difference in the direction of the watersheds they loved and fished. They acted on the belief that individuals who care can make a difference. When I look at all TU has accomplished in the past 50 years I'd say they have done pretty well.

 

In California we have many opportunities as individuals to make a difference in the watersheds we love and fish. Take SB 670 for example. SB 670 is a bill that was passed with bi-partisan support in both houses of the legislature and puts a moratorium on recreational suction dredging for gold. If signed by the governor the moratorium will remain in effect until a court ordered environmental review can develop and implement appropriate standards and environmental protections.

What is needed now is for concerned individuals to write the governor and ask him to sign the bill into law. Take a few minutes and click on the links below. I would encourage you to read, educate yourself and then write the governor in support of this bill. You might be amazed at what happens when lots of concerned individuals take action.

Tight Lines,

Kevin Mather

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