How You Can Help

Start living a Lifestyle of Stewardship

  • Do you have low-flow shower heads, faucets and toilet?
  • Is there a water heater blanket on your water heater?
  • Do you limit watering your lawn, and use no fertilizer or phosphate-free organic fertilizer?
  • Have you made the switch to CFL light bulbs?
  • What kind of car or truck do you drive? Is it the most fuel efficient possible?
  • Do you limit driving by carpooling, making multi-purpose trips, and walking or biking when possible?
  • Do you keep your tires inflated, air filter changed regularly, and other tactics to maximize fuel efficiency?
  • Are you recycling your paper, plastic, glass and aluminum?
  • Are you recycling at home and at work?
  • Do you buy local or organic produce when possible?
  • Does your energy company offer "green" energy that you can select?
  • Do you give time, money, or lend other resources to help local conservation groups?
  • Do you ever clean up other people’s trash when you go fishing?
  • You’d never leave a ball of fishing line on shore, but are you vigilant about cleaning it up when you find it?
  • Are you practicing S.A.F.E. Angling tactics like lead-free weights, and biodegradable molded baits?
  • Do you practice catch and release and selective harvest faithfully and responsibly?
  • Are you making sure to wash your boat or waders between bodies of water so you don’t transport aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels, milfoil, and whirling disease?
  • Take the Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge and join Recycled Fish and help sustain our resources.
  • Sign Up to receive our Stewardship Tips emails.
  • Offer your financial or in-kind resources to support Recycled Fish.
  • Volunteer to help Recycled Fish at an event in your area or with some of the many tasks associated with the organization.

Late Spring Steelhead Buck Photo Courtesy of Chad Keller

These are a sampling of what a lifestyle of might look like. Believe it or not, Our Lifestyle Runs Downstream, and it takes all of us acting as stewards everyday to make sure that there is a legacy of healthy lakes, streams and seas for generations to come. Read more ways to live a lifestyle of stewardship by checking out our Classic Stewardship Tips and our Stewardship Tips Archive