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What is the Adopt - a - River Program?
In the winter of 2010, we had a poll on our news & reports page asking for your feedback on which river would be a good fit for Minnesota Steelheader (MS) to Adopt through the MN DNR Adopt-a-River program. A big thanks to all of you who took the time to vote and/or contact us with your comments and opinions
Reiterating what we stated previously, our selection process needed to focus on a few key elements: level of visible trash/pollution, accessibility for a diverse group of volunteers, and overall steelhead habitat. All the rivers that were in the poll have the steelhead habitat so that pretty much cancels itself off as a primary focal point.
The river accessibility element on the other hand varies dramatically along the North Shore and deserved a close look. We have a diverse group of friends at MS, from your teenagers to veteran anglers in their 70's. Selecting a river that requires some major hiking or wadding in tough conditions could dramatically limit the amount of volunteers able to assist for stream-side clean-up. The distance up the shore is also a factor. With the majority of the Steelhead fishing done South of Grand Marais, it is questionable whether we will have an adequate volunteer staff willing to make the journey for a clean up day in the upper shore area.
Many anglers voiced your opinion on some pretty sweet Steelhead rivers, but the trash/pollution was not as bad as some other rivers. Sure the fishing may be more pristine, maybe fewer anglers, and more awe inspiring, but we did not want to adopt a river for the coolness factor. We adopted a river that needs help from a group of willing volunteers - Minnesota Steelheader friends.
Don't be a stranger! Now is your chance to step up and give back a little to our fishery and meet some great anglers to boot!
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MS Adopt - a - River Program
Date: Fall, 2016
Our Adopt-a-River clean-up is open to any and all like-minded anglers (and non-anglers too) who are looking to volunteer some time to give back a little to our North Shore fishery.
There is no need to sign up, just
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