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Save a Stream Opportunity

June 18th, 2008

Fly RodI heard something on the news last night that made me want to write a post, but when doing research for it today I found something completely different! I wrote some time ago about trying to do some posts on “Making a Difference”, but haven’t been too diligent about finding good topics in that theme. Today, I want to share with you an opportunity to team up with Outdoor Life to make a difference in your area!

While surfing the Outdoor Life site today, I came across a page on the site that promotes a contest to get Outdoor Life to help with the restoration of a stream in your area. You can enter their contest, and have their help to restore a stream to a much more environmentally friendly state (which means more fishing and hunting opportunities for you in the future, and for generations to come!)

Here is the information from the page:

As sportsmen it is our duty to keep America’s rivers, streams and marshlands free from contamination and teeming with wildlife. Outdoor Life is challenging readers to take action in their own backyards to seek out and revive our local fisheries.

To enter, send us photos or a video and a written description about a stream in your area that needs help. If your project is chosen, Outdoor Life will help get you started this summer.

Selected projects will receive clean-up materials, expert manuals and more. A few projects will be featured in the December/January 2009 issue of Outdoor Life and online.

To enter click HERE.

This is dated April 11, 2008, so I know it is a bit late to get it posted here, but it appears that the deadlines are still in the future, so you have time to do something about it. If you have a local stream that you know could use a little work (or a lot for that matter), get your entry ready and send it in so that you will have a chance to have the power of Outdoor Life behind you! I know there are a couple of streams I can think of in our great state that could use their help. I just wish I was close enough to them to be able to put together a good entry!

Another idea might be to get together with a group and put an entry together. If you are a member of a local group of Trout Unlimited, or Ducks Unlimited, you could combine your resources to come up with a great entry, and draw the attention of the Outdoor Life staff.

If you get an entry done, be sure to let us know here so we can be on the look out for it in the December/January issue!

EDIT:  While looking at the rules of the contest, I see that the winners will be notified on or around July 1, so if this is something that interests you, get those entries in within the next few days!

3 Responses to “Save a Stream Opportunity”

  1. A pretty neat opportunity.

    One of our local fly shops does a river clean up every year. I think it is awesome to give back with events like that.

  2. This would be really neat! I don’t know any streams around here well enough to write about them, but hopefully someone in my state enters the contest!

  3. This sounds like a really great project. Seldom do you hear about stream restoration. Most of the wildlife projects are geared toward saving a specific animal. Thanks for sharing this information.

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