Monday, October 30, 2017

Support TU Embrace A Stream Challenge, Brodhead Chapter Of TU, Other PA Chapters Nov. 6 - 12

The Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a local, volunteer-led nonprofit dedicated to improving and restoring local rivers and streams in Monroe County, has been entered in the Embrace A Stream Challenge, a new online contest sponsored by Orvis and Trout Unlimited.
From November 6-12, the chapter has a chance to win its share of $50,000 in cash prizes to help fund the Cherry Creek Habitat Improvement Project, an initiative to restore Cherry Creek in Stroudsburg.
[Note: Other TU chapters in Pennsylvania have also been entered in the Embrace A Stream Challenge this year-- Cumberland Valley, Forks of the Delaware, Mountain Laurel and Seneca.  Click Here to see all the projects.]
In early October, the Brodhead Chapter received an $8,500 grant from the Embrace A Stream program to support this project, and now has a chance to win additional funds to complete the work.
To win, the chapter needs the help of its members, volunteers and community residents.
From November 6-12, anyone who visits Embrace At Stream Challenge website and makes a donation of as little as $10 to support the chapter’s work will help it unlock prizes ranging from $250 to $5,000.
The chapter is competing in this contest with more than 40 other Trout Unlimited chapters from across the country.
“We’re excited to have the chance to raise even more money to restore and improve Cherry Creek in the Embrace A Stream Challenge,” said Todd Burns, Brodhead Chapter President. “But we need the help of all of our community members to win. If you care about clean water, and share our love for Cherry Creek, please help our more than 180 local members and volunteers by donating to this important project.”
The Cherry Creek Habitat Improvement Project will provide wild trout with the necessary rearing habitat, feeding lies, and protection to ensure they can thrive in Cherry Creek.
The Project will place random boulders, a rock deflector, a rock cross-vane, a log cross vane, a log vane deflector, a brush deflector, and a log-framed stone deflector in the stream to increase native and wild trout biomass in this pristine coldwater tributary of the Delaware River.
Embrace A Stream is a matching grant program administered by Trout Unlimited that provides funds to local chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation.
Since its inception in 1975, the grant program has funded more than 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.4 million in direct cash grants.
Local chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million. The Embrace A Stream Challenge is a new national online contest sponsored by Orvis and Trout Unlimited to connect people who care with a chance to support improvements to the rivers and streams in their communities.
For more information on programs, projects and upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited website.
(Photo: Cherry Creek after some stream work.)
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