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Youth Conservation

Colorado TU College Outreach Program

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Through Trout Unlimited’s “5 Rivers” program for college outreach, we work to organize campus groups around TU’s conservation mission, providing students an opportunity to  learn fly casting, fly tying, organize fishing trips, and to participate in off-campus volunteer activities on the members’ home waters. These efforts allow us to engage young adults with our conservation efforts, including volunteer projects that allow students to make a real difference on-the-ground.

TU 5 Rivers groups are chartered under the university club system and involve a faculty sponsor and support from either local TU chapter or the state TU council.

Current Colorado TU Affiliated Clubs

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Mountain College (Steamboat)
  • Western State Colorado University
  • University of Colorado (Boulder)
  • University of Colorado (Colorado Springs)
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Denver

What Does TU Have to Offer?

  • Funds and assistance in the creation of club outreach materials such as stickers, banners, hats and t-shirts through partnership with Costa del Mar
  • Deals on Temple Fork Outfitters gear
  • Opportunities to network with other 5 Rivers Clubs
  • Volunteer Opportunities for service-learning projects
  • Expertise (for fly casting clinics, fly tying clinics, etc.)
  • Loaner Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Professional Development opportunities (seat on chapter board, internships with chapters or staff)
  • Free membership for club officers.  Half price membership for all other first time members.

To bring our programs to your community please contact ghanks@tu.org