Embrace A Stream

 

Embrace A Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by TU that awards funds to TU chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded more than 1,080 individual projects with more than $4.75 million in direct cash grants.

 

Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $14 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of nearly $19 million.  For current updates on EAS projects, navigate to our Facebook page and follow #embraceastream on Instagram and Facebook.

 

In 2018, a total of $123,000 was awarded to 29 chapters and councils, helping restore stream habitat, improving fish passage, and protecting water quality in 19 different states from coast to coast.

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Please note the following key 2019 EAS funding cycle deadlines:

  • March 19 - Embrace A Stream grant training - View webinar recording here.
  • April 15 - Deadline to notify applicant intent to the EAS Committee member in your area (see rep roster below). Online application goes live.
  • May 15 - Draft online application due
  • July 15 - Final online application due

Before contacting your regional EAS Committee member, please click here to review the 2019  EAS proposal guidelines.

Click here for the Online Application User Guide

 

Embrace A Stream Committee
The EAS Committee is comprised of TU volunteers and scientific advisors. The committee evaluates all proposed projects and makes final funding decisions in the fall of each year. EAS Committee members are a valuable resource for potential grant seekers and should be a chapter or council's first point of contact when considering an EAS application. Chapters and councils that receive money are often in contact with their EAS committee representative early and often. The members of the committee include:

Region                     Name                   Phone                   Email
Chair                     Russ Meyer          775-852-6141        rfmeyer@unr.edu

New England        Ron Rhodes          802-457-1247       rhodes@sover.net
(ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI)
 
Northeast             Greg Malaska       570-657-7169        gregmalaska@gmail.com
(NY, NJ, PA, DE)
 
Mid-Atlantic          Brian Bernstein    410-262-4188      brianbernstein21093@gmail.com
(MD, VA, WV, DC, OH, KY)
 
Great Lakes          Henry Koltz          414-331-5679         hek@sdelaw.com
(MI, MN, WI, IA)
 
Midwest States      Russ Meyer          775-852-6141        rfmeyer@unr.edu
(IL, IN, MO, AR, KS)
 
Northern Rockies    Andy Brunelle       208-334-1770         boisetrout@aol.com
(ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE)
 
Southern Rockies    Marshall Pendergrass       (970) 596-8602         redrocksman@gmail.com
(UT, AZ, NM, CO, OK, TX)
 
Pacific Northwest     Paige Wallace      503-593-9655         flyfishgirl@hotmail.com
(WA, OR, AK)
 
Southwest                Peter Mangarella       510-289-8163     pmangarella44@gmail.com
(NV, CA, HI)
 
Southeast                Tom McInnis         864-654-4003          tomcatmc@bellsouth.net
(TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL)
 
 
For further information, please contact Lisa Beranek, Leadership Development Manager of Volunteer Operations, at lberanek@tu.org.
 
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