Trout Unlimited needs to cover a lot of water, over a lot of ground. Our committees help us get organized and mobilized to achieve coldwater restorations and protections throughout New York. Sometimes our mission means digging holes for a tree planting, or meeting with planners and contractors for a restoration. Oftentimes we work with local governments to develop projects as well as legislators to advocate for legal protections or funding. And without our fundraising committee we may not have the important financial resources necessary to do our work and protect what we care about. Having hardworking committee's ensures we get involved in all these critical areas.
In 2019, the New York Council established a six-person committee to carefully review and fund projects throughout the state. The Conservation Committee also acts as a council liaison to state organizations, TU National and chapters regarding proposed projects as well as identifying new ones.
Contact the Conservation Committee
Advocacy is no small task. Having a committee that can keep tabs on issues, elected officials and policies are important tools in protecting the resources we care about. Additionally, being able to advocate for funding and key programs only adds to the important responsibilities of the Advocacy Committee.
All of Trout Unlimited's initiatives require funding. Having an experienced committee who can put together events, reach out to members as well as the business community is essential to our development. Members that have experience in these areas and want to contribute should contact your Regional Vice-President.