A Field & Stream Hero of Conservation

Each month Field and Stream in its Hero’s of Conservation column features people who are upholding the finest traditions of fishing and hunting stewardship.

The January column, Heroes of Conservation: Fence Removal, Water Guzzlers, And Trout | Field & Stream, profiled my good friend Jim Greene of Waterwisp. Jim is a true gentleman and his volunteer efforts are legendary.

He gets well deserved recognition for his efforts in support of Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program in Maryland. Greene has helped more than 100 classes get started.

“The underlying purpose is to get kids to appreciate clean coldwater streams,”

Sounds like a pretty good idea to me, what do you think?

Trout Unlimited have seven programs for young people from 8 to college age to help protect and restore the nation’s coldwater resources. Check out TU’s Headwater’s Youth Education Initiative!

Trout in the Classroom

One of the great education programs for connecting kids to nature is Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program. The program educates K-12 students and teachers about the importance of water quality, aquatic biology, watershed management and stewardship issues. You can read a story about one of the local schools in my area here.