Speaking for Trout and Salmon

AD∙VO∙CATE n.  (AD•vuh•kit) one who defends or supports a person or cause: an advocate for protection of coldwater resources.

The Georgia General Assembly will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013. Keep posted with Peach State Trout about issues and events that affect Georgia's trout fishing and streams. We'll keep you up to date and let you know when and who to contact to keep our trout streams cold, clean and fishable.

At its core, advocacy is the process of taking a position and persuading others of it merits with the goal of securing consensus or a decision that advances a position. Trout Unlimited has a long history of advocacy successes, many due to the hard work of people who never would have described themselves as advocates.

In fact, TU’s effectiveness lies in the willingness of grassroots volunteers—people like you—to conduct “on-the-ground” restoration projects and to serve as advocates supporting Trout Unlimited's mission to conserve, protect and restore our trout fisheries and their watersheds.

To find out who is and how to contact your Georgia Senator and Representative visit at Project Vote Smart. Once the session convenes, you can track legislation daily on the Composite Status Report. Bills take many twists and turns on their way to becoming law. Tracking a Bill through the General Assembly a guide to the legislative process and How A Bill Becomes Law provides a flowchart showing the life of a bill from conception to passage.

See you on the stream! Kevin F. McGrath - Advocacy Chairman, Georgia Trout Unlimited.

This blog is reposted from Peach State Trout.