Category Archives: Stewardship

Capitol Castings | Break on through to the other side…

Georgia General Assembly Crossover DayYou know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side, yeah
We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side…
– The Doors

We’re now on the other side of Crossover Day under the Gold Dome at the Georgia Assembly. It was a hatch of activity and a long day last Thursday, Day 30 – Crossover Day. The lyrics from the Doors classic may ring familiar for many Senators and Representatives. In order for legislation to move forward this year, bills must have passed a floor vote in at least one chamber. Bills not voted upon are recommitted to their committees. Those failing a floor vote fall like spinners at the end of a hatch. Continue reading

Speaking for Trout and Salmon

AD∙VO∙CATE n.  (AD•vuh•kit) one who defends or supports a person or cause: an advocate for protection of coldwater resources.

GA Capitol

The Georgia General Assembly will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013. Keep posted with Peach State Trout about issues and events that affect Georgia’s trout fishing and streams. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know when and who to contact to keep our trout streams cold, clean and fishable.

At its core, advocacy is the process of taking a position and persuading others of it merits with the goal of securing consensus or a decision that advances a position. Trout Unlimited has a long history of advocacy successes, many due to the hard work of people who never would have described themselves as advocates. In fact, TU’s effectiveness lies in the willingness of grassroots volunteers—people like you—to conduct “on-the-ground” restoration projects and to serve as advocates supporting Trout Unlimited’s mission to conserve, protect and restore our trout fisheries and their watersheds. Continue reading

Pass It Along – Protecting the Places We Love to Fish

ResolveI read somewhere that our New Year’s pledges to become better individuals and improve personal relationships were to do lists for the first few weeks of January. Don’t let that happen. Also do not let 2013 end without passing along your passion to fish and respect for the beautiful places fish live.

Most likely you are already doing something. Most anglers cannot contain themselves after a great day on the river and want to tell everyone about it. That enthusiasm is infectious and makes folks interested. Here are a few simple things that you can do to engage the people you know. Continue reading