It is the charge of the Gulf Coast Council to both educate about and help conserve those natural resources valuable to the fly fishing experience. In doing so, the GCC works through it's member clubs to conduct grass roots-based projects.
Requests for conservation funding should be sent directly to Chuck Fisk, GCC VP Conservation: firstname.lastname@example.org . It is our job to guide requests through the GCC Board of Directors and/or on to the International Federation of Fly Fishers Conservation Board for funding.
Just a few examples of conservation projects include: restoration of a public pond, stocking of a water following a fish kill, establishing youth or handicap access, fish tagging, planting or seeding of mangroves or similiar vegetation to protect against wetlands loss. Many projects can be cooperative efforts with other organizations such as the Coastal Conservation Association, Nature Conservancy and others.
Each club can receive $1,500 for their respective project from the IFFF and additional funds from the GCC. Grant applications for the 2013 funding cycle are due by June 1, 2013. You can find more information at: