Connecticut Council
of Trout Unlimited
To protect, reconnect, restore and sustain
Connecticut's rivers and streams.

Scientists have come to understand that a fish’s ability to migrate - to move upstream and downstream in response to changing conditions - often determines its ability to survive.

When river systems are intact, fish swim away from disturbances like flood, fire and drought. But when dams, diversions and dried up streambeds block the escape routes and isolate fish in small stream reaches, trouble ensues.

Trout Unlimited Connecticut works through its Eastern Water Project and in coordination with state agencies, such as the Department of Environmental Protection, to remove dams, build fish ladders allowing upstream migration and preserve water supplies, increasing river flows and keeping water instream for fish.

Our partnerships with other organizations throughout the state forms a coalition of conservationists committed to ensuring plentiful, cool, clean water in our rivers and streams.