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The Power of “Embrace a Stream”

Posted on March 03 2020

With great support from Orvis, and by leveraging matching funds, volunteer hours, and other corporate partnerships, Trout Unlimited’s “Embrace a Stream” program, is able to improve habitat on a large scale. This is actual boots-in-the water work that improves trout fishing for everyone, throughout the country. If you want more information to help get involved, visit this link.

This represents the order of magnitude:

Embrace A Stream Data from 2017-2019


Total 2017-2019
Number of Projects = 105
Number of States = 30
Stream Miles Reconnected = 166 miles
Stream Miles Restored = 310,611 feet (58.8 miles)
Trees Planted = 22,685
Volunteer Hours = 40,777 ($940,725.39 value)
Orvis Contribution = $75,000
EAS Grant & TU Matching = $738,755
Leveraged Funds = $5,568,762


2017
Number of Projects = 47
Number of States = 22
Stream Miles Reconnected = 15
Stream Miles Restored = 20,318 feet (3.8 miles)
Trees Planted = 4,095
Volunteer Hours = 8,984 ($207,260.88 value)
Orvis Contribution = $25,000
EAS Grant & TU Matching = $294,765
Leveraged Funds = $1,164,975


2018
Number of Projects = 29
Number of States = 19
Stream Miles Reconnected = 53
Stream Miles Restored = 68,080 feet (12.9 miles)
Trees Planted = 6,450
Volunteer Hours = 19,950 ($460,246.50 value)
Orvis Contribution = $25,000
EAS Grant & TU Matching = $240,878
Leveraged Funds = $3,239,528


2019
Number of Projects = 29
Number of States = 17
Stream Miles Reconnected = 98
Stream Miles Restored = 222,213 feet (42.1 miles)
Trees Planted = 12,140
Volunteer Hours = 11,843 ($273,218.01 value)
Orvis Contribution = $25,000
EAS Grant & TU Matching = $203,112
Leveraged Funds = $1,164,259

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