Plans for 2021
Many of the projects CCCTU have recently been involved with are associated with the Pilgrim River. While we are proud of our accomplishments there, we hope to expand our involvement to other watersheds in the Western Upper Peninsula. Given the restriction in 2020, we had plenty of time to think about what we might do in 2021!
CCCTU will be purchasing eight temperature loggers to deploy in in streams of the western Upper peninsula. We will be working with government agencies and other researchers to determine priority locations. We plan to continue this effort for years to come and establish a long-term stream temperature data set for streams in our area.
Student Research Grant
CCCTU will be awarding a $1,000 research grant to a student at an Upper Peninsula University or College whose research benefits understanding of cold-water fisheries or habitat. We plan to make this an annual award.
River Clean-up Events
CCCTU plans to organize river cleanup events in 2021. This will be a great opportunity for chapter members to volunteer. Look for announcements of these events on our website and Facebook page. If you know of a location that would benefit from a consolidated clean-up effort, please let us know!
We have secured additional trees to plant along the Pilgrim River in areas where canary reed grass has become dominant. There will be volunteer opportunities to help with this and we will announce them on our Facebook page and website.
Youth Trout Camp
Every year, CCCTU sponsors one or two area youth to attend the Michigan TU trout camp held on the Au Sable River in Grayling. Unfortunately, this event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021. CCCTU will be looking to sponsor youth for this event when it is held next.