Protect Restore Preserve

For All of Us and Future Generations

Clear Waters Trout Unlimited believes in an inclusive, collaborative approach to coldwater conservation that integrates the needs and expertise of all stakeholders. We actively seek to build durable partnerships to leverage resources and ensure our projects and initiatives are multi-benefit.

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Wisconsin Clear Waters Trout Unlimited is hosting a large fundraising event Next month. Our “Don’t Worry, Be Awesome!” event will be held at the Phoenix Park under the Pavilion on August 24, 2021, starting at 5:30 p.m.

We are raising funds to continue stream restoration and protect the habitat for native Brook Trout. Restoration not only assists in maintaining habits it also continues to preserve cold and clean water.

A donation button for $10.00 to attend our event is to the right. Fill it out, then come and attend and please bring a couple of fishy tales!!!

Place Order For Silent Auction Ticket Cost $10.00

Due to the complexity of permits, there will not be food or drinks available for purchase. But never fear, across from Phoenix Park, various ethnic food is available for takeout. In addition, tables and chairs are available for your convenience, and you can carry-in adult beverages. Water will be available at this event.

Raffles

  1. Pre-register before August 20th you have a chance to win a Yeti Lunch Box.
  2. Gabe Park – Wisconsin Fly Fishing Company – A Bass/Musky float Trip
  3. Yeti Hopper 12 Soft Cooler filled with Modicum assortment of can beer!
  4. Come back again to find out what is the next raffle item.

Silent Auction Items

This year’s silent auction has a bit of nostalgia and regret because of the number of quality items that are available donated from the families, of Mile Shanley and Al Knoll. Unfortunately, Mike and Al are no longer with us, but you can bet they are looking down and laughing with us about the ones that got away and maybe questioning, “really, was it that big?”

 

 

Table Display's

Take a walk around the Pavilion, and you will find scatter amongst the silent auction tables, a group of information display tables.

Tables on Display:

  • Wisconsin Clear Waters
  • DNR
  • Free the Kinni
  • Lund’s Sport Shop
  • Chippewa River Custom Rod Company
  • Wisconsin Fly Fishing Company

Our Partners

TUDARE

Driftless Area Restoration Effort
Since it was conceived in 2004, TUDARE has worked to ramp up restoration work across the unglaciated, or “Driftless” area of the upper Mississippi River Basin.

This 24,000-square-mile area lies in southeastern Minnesota, northeast Iowa, northwest Illinois and western and southwestern Wisconsin. It offers over 6,000 miles of cold spring creeks in 600 watersheds, one of the largest assemblages anywhere.

TUDARE has developed manuals for best management practices for non-game species and cooperated with prairie restoration and other wildlife groups.

Wisconsin Wetland Association

We are dedicated to the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We are a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.

We envision a state where wetlands are healthy and plentiful and support ecological and societal needs, and where citizens care for, appreciate, and interact with these natural resources. 

Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin boasts over 13,000 miles of trout streams with over 5,000 classified as high quality, class I trout streams.

 Stream habitat development today is a widely used approach to rehabilitate or restore degraded streams to improve trout fisheries. Increases in trout abundance …

NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal agency that works with landowners on private lands to conserve natural resources. NRCS is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  We were formerly called the Soil Conservation Service or “SCS”. 

What We Do

Nearly three-fourths of the technical assistance provided by the agency goes to helping farmers and ranchers develop conservation systems uniquely suited to their land and individual ways of doing business. The agency also provides assistance to other private landowners and rural and urban communities to reduce erosion, conserve and protect water, and solve other resource problems.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

One of the most important steps in a stream restoration project is the determination of project goals and objectives. Goals are general and are highly dependent upon context, while objectives are measurable and in support of the stated goals. Once established, goals need to be clarified through objectives that describe how the goals will be attained.

Happening Now

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Clear Water TU Chapter Updates Many members are unaware of the supported activities that WCWTU provides with their chapter donations and volunteer hours. Our chapter goal is not just creating the best trout fishing, but also working with various...

2020 Hay Creek Chippewa County Restoration 

Two Tips a Tie and a Tune

Trout Talk

Instantly Double Your Impact

Wisconsin Clear Waters Corporate Sponsors and Grants Will Match Every $1 Donated wetland and stream Restoration in 2021-2022!

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Our Top Priorities

 

Members Survey

Can you spare a couple of minutes and take a Clear Waters TU survey? This will help us to create or improve programs that benefit you and our members.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Chainsaws, Big Bond Fire, and Box Elder Demolition Derby – Or Participate in a day of removing evasive trees on a local trout stream.
  • Fly Tying Challenger – Mentor Trout Unlimited Stream Girls Patches or Boy Scouts Fly Fishing Merit Badge.
  • Advocacy – We are not going to solve Global Warming, but we can protect, preserve, and restore local cold water and habitat
  • Social Media Skills – Drop fly rod and text, email, or even Call!!
  • mayfly@wcwtu.com

Raffles

Silent Auction

Displays

Upcomming Events

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August

August 24th, 2021 

Wisconsin Clear Waters Silent Auction

Phoenix Park Pavilion – 5:30 – 8:30
Raffles, 100’s of auction items, and display’s

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OcT 

Wisconsin Clear Waters Chapter Meeting at the Modicum 7 PM

We start where we left off before the Pandemic, with a new guest announcement coming soon!!!

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Nov

Chapter Meeting at the Modicum 7 pm

Guest Presenter announcement coming soon.

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Feb 2022

Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you to participate in the 27th Annual Wetland Science Conference, to be held February 15-17, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin (barring public health guidelines discouraging large group gatherings!).
Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to:

  • Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program;
  • Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques;
  • Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed & community planning;
  • Discuss the latest in wetland science, planning, and protection issues;
  • Look ahead to the future of wetland science and practices in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

 The 2-day in-person conference, which is expected to draw more than 350 attendees, will include plenary sessions, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, workshops, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands. The conference will also offer many opportunities for student engagement and networking.

The solution to any problem -work, love, money, whatever -is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.

- John Gierach

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