Missouri Union Members Construct Cleaning Station at Trout Fishing Hotspot

Union volunteers from Insulators Local 1, SMART Local 36 and UA Local 562 spent a grueling weekend constructing a 15x20-foot open air pavilion with a fish waste grinder at Roaring River State Park

Cassville, Mo. —Thousands of trout fishermen in Missouri will have a new, modern facility for cleaning their catch thanks to a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation project completed by a volunteer force of skilled union members. When the Missouri Department of Conservation contacted the USA about a project to benefit anglers… Continue reading Missouri Union Members Construct Cleaning Station at Trout Fishing Hotspot

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Awarded $35,000 Grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to Improve Public Access to the Outdoors

The USA’s first Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund grant supported seven youth hunting and fishing outreach events across the country.

Spring Hill, Tenn. —The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) recently received a $35,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. As part of its Work Boots on the Ground (WBG) program, the USA will combine the grant with the skills of union volunteers to complete projects that improve public access to the outdoors in… Continue reading Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Awarded $35,000 Grant from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund to Improve Public Access to the Outdoors

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Provost Umphrey Law Firm Get Youth Outdoors

Provost Umphrey Managing Partner Joe Fisher demonstrates the proper stance when shooting clays at the USA's Provost Umphrey Get Youth Outdoors Day.

Spring Hill, Tenn. —Nearly 50 youth experienced the excitement of the shooting sports firsthand on Sunday, April 25 during the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Get Youth Outdoors Day at One in One Hundred Gun Club in Lumberton, Texas. A cooperative effort between the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and national conservation partner Provost Umphrey Law Firm, the free… Continue reading Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Provost Umphrey Law Firm Get Youth Outdoors

Union Volunteers Construct Observation Deck at Washtenaw Community College

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance union volunteers donated 175 hours to construct an observation platform overlooking a 5-acre pond on the Washtenaw Community College campus.

Ann Arbor, Mich.—A new dock/observation platform, recently constructed by Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) volunteers on the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will offer educational and recreational benefits to students, faculty, and the public. The 10 x 16-foot structure features a 16-foot bench where people can stop to view water birds and… Continue reading Union Volunteers Construct Observation Deck at Washtenaw Community College

Union Apprentices Construct Reef Balls to Enhance Fisheries Habitat in Chesapeake Bay

Working with the Coastal Conservation Association-Maryland Chapter, OPCMIA Local 592 apprentices are constructing artificial habitat structures to improve the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

Spring Hill, Tenn. — On July 7, the Coastal Conservation Association-Maryland Chapter received 60 reef balls constructed by union apprentices in Gloucester City, New Jersey. The reef balls will be placed in the Chesapeake Bay to enhance critical fisheries habitat.  Apprentices pursuing careers in a variety of skilled union trades are a potent source of volunteer labor in… Continue reading Union Apprentices Construct Reef Balls to Enhance Fisheries Habitat in Chesapeake Bay

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Alabama Power and B.A.S.S. Complete State-of-the-Art Pavilion on Smith Lake

USA’s union volunteers donated more than 1,200 hours to complete this new public fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion at Alabama’s scenic Smith Lake.

Spring Hill, Tenn. — Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) volunteers completed construction of a new public fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion at Alabama’s scenic Smith Lake in June. The state-of-the art structure was created at no cost to the local community through a partnership between the USA, B.A.S.S., Alabama Power and Alabama DCNR. Located between Birmingham and Huntsville, 21,000-acre… Continue reading Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Alabama Power and B.A.S.S. Complete State-of-the-Art Pavilion on Smith Lake

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

John Heinz at Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge earned the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance 2019 Project of the Year Award. Pictured accepting the award with USA members are Refuge Manager Lamar Gore, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith and Counselor to the Interior Secretary Margaret Everson. Credit: USFWS. (This photograph was taken in August 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Agreement will Help Restore and Support Recreational Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Spring Hill, Tenn. — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

Agreement will Help Restore and Support Recreational Opportunities onNational Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement builds on past successes… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

USA, IBEW Host Colorado Springs Area Take Kids Fishing Day

Manitou Lake, Colo. — More than 40 young anglers and their families lined the water at scenic Manitou Lake, Colorado, Saturday, April 27 to learn about fishing firsthand during the free Colorado Springs Area Take Kids Fishing Day. Organized by the Union Sportsman’s Alliance (USA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 113, the free… Continue reading USA, IBEW Host Colorado Springs Area Take Kids Fishing Day

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Conservation Dinner Program On Record-Setting Roll

The Des Moines Area USA Conservation Dinner recently shattered the organization’s all-time fundraising dinner record.

Spring Hill, Tenn. — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Conservation Dinner Program is growing at a record-setting pace, thanks in part to its unique ability to unify labor union members and connect them to their local communities via conservation-related projects. Launched in 2012, the dinners program helps fuel the USA’s conservation mission delivery by raising funds… Continue reading Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Conservation Dinner Program On Record-Setting Roll