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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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Ground Game: USA Helps Renew Wildlife Areas

Ground Game: USA Helps Renew Wildlife Areas

Under a white, wintry sky, nearly two-dozen union members volunteered to rebuild a 100-foot wooden bridge on a public trail in the Black Hills.

“When you’ve got skilled workers with the right tools, the work goes quick,” says Dana Garry, who manages the 109-mile Mickelson Trail for South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks. In two days, the volunteers rebuilt abutments and replaced the bridge surface and railing. “It was just amazing,” she said. “These volunteers fill an important need.”

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Retired Ironworker and Ground Zero Volunteer Honored as Conservation Hero

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka with John Sferazo.

Retired Ironworkers Local 361 member John Sferazo, a longtime member of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), was honored for his contributions to conservation at the Field & Stream Heroes of Conservation gala on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.

After suffering physical and emotional trauma as a Ground Zero volunteer on Sept. 11, Sferazo has worked to provide free hunting opportunities for first responders and veterans with disabilities. With the support of 30 organizations, his nonprofit group American Greenlands Restoration Inc. has turned a former 1,000-acre asphalt plant site in Maine back into a thriving forest habitat. “Being outside gave me an outlet, and I wanted to give others the same,” he said. “It’s the right fight, at the right time, for the right reason.”

Sferazo was nominated by the USA. Currently in its seventh year, the program honors individuals involved in grassroots projects to preserve the land, water and wildlife vital to sportsmen’s pursuits.

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IAM Member, Wounded Vet Looks for Texas Whitetails

If you missed last week’s episode of “Brotherhood Outdoors” from the Union Sportsmen's Alliance, take a look at this video of Machinists (IAM) member and wounded Iraq war veteran, Connie Rendon, on a Texas hunt for a white-tailed buck.

 

Texas Whitetail with a Union Machinists and American Hero from Union Sportsmen on Vimeo.

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