The Orvis/Trout Unlimited 1,000 Miles Campaign’s goal is to reconnect 1,000 miles of fishable streams by repairing or replacing poorly constructed culverts throughout the U.S.
East Branch Nulhegan on the Lower Murphy Brook, Vermont
Another tributary of the Connecticut River, a bridge will be installed to reconnect three miles of spawning and rearing habitat. Murphy Brook is one of five Nulhegan East Branch streams. As part of TU’s efforts to monitor fish movement, the streams have been electro fished several times this season. To date, Murphy has proven to be the most productive of the five streams. Brown Trout juveniles have been found.
Orvis is partnering with its customers in a matching funds grant, with a goal of $180,000 to reconnect streams like Murphy Brook by repairing faulty culverts throughout the U.S. This year Orvis is donating $90,000 in matching funds so that every $100 you donate will become $200. It will offer the best dollar-for-dollar return in restoring fish habitat.
Please send your check payable to Trout Unlimited (Memo: “1,000 Miles Campaign”), c/o The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250 or donate online.