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Local Trout Unlimited chapter accepting applications for funding cold water fisheries projects



The Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced it is now accepting applications for funding of conservation-based projects focused on cold water fisheries and their watersheds that benefit Northern Nevada through the organization’s Kroening Endowment.

The application, instructions and further information are available on the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited Web site and are being accepted until Nov. 1, 2009.

Starting this year the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited will award two to four projects between $500 and $25,000 dollars each. For projects requesting funding over $1000, the project must match the award amount one-to-one with cash gifts, additional grants, donations, materials and/or volunteer labor.

The program is targeted to, and applications are encouraged from, any and all of the following types of groups:
• Local youth groups (e.g., high school conservation clubs and leadership clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, YMCA)
• Non-profit and for-profit community organizations
• Universities and community colleges
• Local, state and federal government agencies

Under the Kroening Endowment, the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited will annually provide grants for conservation, education and public outreach projects that demonstrate a benefit to Northern Nevada cold water fisheries and their watersheds.

The Kroening Endowment is the result of a generous gift from the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kroening of Reno. Dr. Kroening, M.D., Ph.D., was a professor and fellowship director at the UCLA Pain Management Program and an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry. After leaving Los Angeles, he had a practice in Reno where he specialized in pain management for cancer and head and neck traumas. He had an avid love for the outdoors and for the conservation of natural resources. He was a lifelong member of Trout Unlimited.

About the Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited:
The Sagebrush Chapter of Trout Unlimited is the official northern Nevada affiliate of Trout Unlimited, America’s leading cold water conservation advocacy. For 50 years, Trout Unlimited’s mission has been to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. What started as a handful of passionate fishermen is today an extensive and dedicated grassroots volunteer network working to accomplish our mission at the local, state and national levels. For more information on the organization, please contact chapter president Mike Caltagirone at [email protected]. For more information and guidance on the application process, please contact Randel Stevens at [email protected].

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