The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) raises funds in a variety of ways including through the sale of merchandise (including the Back the Brookie license plate), its annual appeal, and by donations from anglers and conservationists and their friends and family to commemorate special occasions.
To ensure that these funds are used to implement and further the mission of PATU, a small grant fund has been established for coldwater resource conservation, restoration, and education projects and initiatives. This grant program will award small grants to Trout Unlimited chapters in Pennsylvania to complete projects and programs that directly relate to the protection and restoration of Pennsylvania’s wild trout species and which further the objective of education and outreach to communities within the Commonwealth about the importance of our coldwater resources and their conservation.
Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded to eligible Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited chapters to assist with efforts to protect, conserve, restore and sustain wild trout populations and/or to carry out education and outreach programs that increase the awareness of and support for coldwater conservation among a non-TU audience. Preference will be given to projects supporting native brook trout populations, but projects supporting other wild trout populations will be considered.
To see what types of projects are considered eligible to receive Forever Wild grants and to download a grant application, click here.