There are many ways you can help out, meet new people, and protect your local streams and rivers. We also welcome your ideas for events and conservation activities.

Join a River Committee

Your most powerful impact begins in your own backyard. TUSWVT has created River Committees to allow you to protect the waters you care about most. You decide what activities to undertake and how best to conserve your home waters. Current river committees include:

  • Hoosic
  • Walloomsac
  • Kelly Stand Roaring Branch
  • Battenkill
  • Mettawee

To join a river committee or learn more, email us at tuswvt@gmail.com.

Attend a River Clean-Up

Every year, TUSWVT hosts several volunteer river clean-ups in Bennington and Rutland counties. These events make a big difference in trout habitats. We recently removed 30 tires, shopping carts, tv’s, and filled a dumpster with other trash from the Walloomsac.

Check our Facebook page for info on upcoming clean-ups.

Raise Trout in Your Classroom

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students raise brook trout from eggs before releasing them in a state-approved stream. TIC is active in more than 85 Vermont schools and always looking for more classrooms that would like to participate, as well as donors who would like to sponsor equipment purchases.

Please visit the Vermont Trout in the Classroom website for more information or contact Joe Mark, Lead Facilitator, at joe.mark@castleton.edu or 802-236-3816.

Join a Standing Committee

We are always welcoming new volunteers to our standing committees. These are a great way to make a region-wide impact on trout preservation or apply your special skills to a cause you care about. Current committees include:

  • Communications (social media, website, email, promotion, photography, artwork)
  • Membership (fundraising, membership renewals, and welcoming new members)
  • Conservation (environmental policy, biology, conservation best practice, liaising with state agencies)

To join a standing committee or learn more, email us at tuswvt@gmail.com.

Have an Idea?

We welcome your ideas for ways to make a better impact. Just email tuswvt@gmail.com if you have an event or initiative you would like to discuss.