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Union Sportsmen's Alliance Teams with Interior for National Parks Repair

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior have partnered to match union members’ skills with projects to rebuild, renew and restore our country’s national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands alongside youth and veteran conservation corps.

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Union Sportsmen's Alliance Refurbishes Pier at Sheldon Lake State Park

Union Sportsmen's Alliance Refurbishes Pier at Sheldon Lake State Park

As part of its “Work Boots on the Ground” project, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) spent time a few weekends ago refurbishing the fishing pier at Sheldon Lake State Park in Houston. Work Boots on the Ground is a volunteer program that gives skilled union members opportunities to participate in hands-on conservation projects. On May 3, the program brought in about 30 skilled workers to make needed repairs to the pier.

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Union Sportsmen Help Restore Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve

Union Sportsmen Help Restore Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve

Last weekend, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance Work Boots on the Ground project brought together more than 100 volunteers to help restore the wildlife and recreational coastal wetlands at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, Calif. The crews included skilled union trade workers, adults and youth from the community. They worked on a one-mile stretch of the trail, pulling invasive weeds, repairing wood and metal fencing and removing graffiti. Bolsa Chica contains more than 500 acres of wildlife habitat and is vital for ducks and migratory birds.

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Union Sportsmen Rebuild Texas Park Trail

Union Sportsmen Rebuild Texas Park Trail

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) Boots on the Ground and Adopt-a-Park initiatives saw union volunteers putting their skills to work to refurbish trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio.

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Philadelphia Roofer Wins Trip to CMA Music Awards

Union Roofer Michael Pronchik and his guest Candi Garrison of Philadelphia recently attended the 47th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, courtesy of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Carhartt as winners of the USA’s Carhartt Camo & Country Giveaway. Pictured L – R is Michael Pronchik, Fred Myers, USA Executive Director, and Candi Garrison.

Michael Pronchik, a longtime union roofer in Philadelphia returned home Thursday with memories of star-studded celebrity sightings, award-winning musical performances and visits to historical honky-tonks and venues, thanks to a recent all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, courtesy of Carhartt and the Union Sportsmen's Alliance. 

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Adopt-a-Park Keeps Virginia Trail Open for All

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) Adopt-a-Park initiative is ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts with mobility issues will be able take full advantage of a dedicated trail at Virginia’s York River State Park near Williamsburg.  

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New Season of 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Kicks Off

New Season of 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Kicks Off

The fifth season of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) “Brotherhood Outdoors,” a unique hunting and fishing series that showcases the talents and passions of union members, kicks off at 11 a.m. EDT Sundays, starting July 7, on the Sportsman Channel. Encore airings will be broadcast on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Up the Creek? No Worry, We’ve Got a Bridge

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) Adopt-a-Park initiative is making sure hikers in Montgomery Bell State Park near Nashville, Tenn., have a safe new bridge to cross a 30-foot-wide creek. Volunteers from the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) are spending weekends in May building a sturdy, permanent bridge to replace a small, temporary structure further down the creek after a 2010 flood washed away the original bridge.

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State Parks Need Help, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance on the Way

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On the heels of its successful “Boots on the Ground” outdoors rehabilitation initiative for hunting and fishing areas, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has launched a new “Adopt-A-Park” program to help renew, rebuild and restore the nation’s state parks.

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UA Member Leads 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Elk Hunt

Dan Reyes (left and "Brotherhood Outdoors" co-host Daniel Lee Martin. "Brotherhood Outdoors" photo.

A new season of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) award-winning hunting and fishing TV show, “Brotherhood Outdoors, is under way, and the next episode features Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) Local 412 member Dan Reyes on a New Mexico elk hunt. It airs at 11 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 10, on the Sportsman Channel.

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