Join us to ensure there will always be resilient wild fish thriving in healthy waters for a better California.
We depend upon the generous support of our members and donors… people just like you who want to keep California’s rivers and streams clean, healthy, and fishable.
Protecting California’s fish and waterways takes a lot of long-term planning and your support will make a big impact. Give today and become a member of CalTrout. [one-half-first]
But don’t just take our word for it… Hear from one of our current monthly supporters. Andy Grubbs is an enthusiastic young man who has a penchant for fly fishing and the outdoors.
“CalTrout values the people that rely on rivers and streams not only for recreation, but also for livelihood. They work to find sustainable and long-term solutions that makes it possible for both groups’ wants and needs to be met. In turn, we each can share our passions and livelihood with generations to come. That is why I give to CalTrout.”
Read Andy’s story below to learn the motivation behind his generosity.
Donor Spotlight Story
“I was a camp counselor in the Yosemite area for two years. Kids would come in from all over the country and for two weeks they would play and explore the surrounding wilderness. My job was to do the exact same thing–albeit, more responsibly.
Part of my job was to take the kids on a three day backpacking trip high up into the Ansel Adams Wilderness or the Yosemite backcountry. Day one and day three were always the days that we hiked in and set up and tore down and hiked out, respectively. But day two of the trip was free to do anything. No matter what we did in the first part of the day, day two always ended with me casting to rising little trout that had been planted in these high alpine lakes years ago. The kids would be watching from a rock and if a fish took my fly I would hear something along the lines of “THE FISH TOOK IT!” Once the fish was in we would unhook it and watch as this small, fragile creature swam back into the lake. I would always try to use this as an opportunity to communicate how special these fish are, and how the places that hold them are just as important and need our protection and help.
So why do I give to CalTrout? Well, I believe in the work that this organization is doing. I believe that CalTrout’s work helps protect the places that we love to play in and share–rivers, lakes, and their surrounding areas.
Similarly, and of equal importance, is that CalTrout values the people that rely on these places not only for recreation, but also for livelihood. They work to find sustainable and long-term solutions that makes it possible for both groups’ wants and needs to be met. In turn, we each can share our passions and livelihood with generations to come. That is why I give to CalTrout.”
Andy Grubbs, Stronghold Circle member since 2016
Click here to learn more about CalTrout’s Stronghold Circle.