Trout Unlimited – Upper Chattahoochee Chapter (UCCTU)
I am the past president of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter and current Chairman of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited. I encourage you to become active with this organization if you are in any way interested in preserving what is left of the cold water fisheries in this country. If you happen to live in the Atlanta area, I invite you to join in with a local TU chapter. The Upper Chattahoochee Chapter meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Ippolitos Italian restaurant in Roswell, GA. Please see the website http://www.ucctu.org for times, location and scheduled speakers. Trout Unlimited is a 54-year-old national organization that is made up of numerous chapters located in 35 states in the US. There are fourteen (12) active chapters in Georgia and three (3) of those are located in the metro Atlanta area (see http://www.georgiatu.org). The mission of TU is to conserve, protect and restore the trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds throughout North America. This work is carried out by over 10,000 volunteers that make up the active chapters along with a paid staff in the national office in Arlington, Virginia. Please visit the national site at http://www.tu.org.
The activities of the Georgia chapters support the TU mission with educational programs and activities on streams in north Georgia and the Chattahoochee River. Information is posted on the websites for each chapter on a regular basis, so please visit the local or council websites often to keep up to date on the chapter activities.