I've been thinking a lot recently about the importance of things, or rather, lack thereof. Whenever a holiday such as Christmas of your birthday pop up people typically want to know what is that you want in celebration of that day.
I've been thinking about it a lot because today is my birthday, and a big one I'm told, but we'll forgo how big.
Many people have been asking me what I want and the truth is nothing. There is not one thing that I need or anything that's going to enhance my life in any way.
Buy me a beer, maybe a burger and take me to the woods.
Another situation that's been heavy on my mind these past few weeks are our conservation efforts and how we can make sure the outdoors, primarily cold, clean waters are around for the generations to come.
The answer is kids.
I recently posted about an experience Jacob and I had with Rivercourse, a kids fly fishing camp sponsored by our local Trout Unlimited group, and how much fun we had with it. I've been really thinking about the impact of that camp, the program Trout in the Classroom, and even Take a Kid Fishing Day.
I want to do more.
So, for my birthday, I want to be able to give back. That's why this month I'm going to be donating 10% of all rod sock sales to Land O' Sky Trout Unlimited,specifically youth education programs.
Need a rod sock or two, this is the month for it!
Don't need one, share with some friends who might!
If you'd like to know more about LOSTU youth education programs and how you'd be helping out, please take a look here.
If you'd like to know more about my rods sock, check out this page.
I hope to make a significant donation, but more importantly, I hope to be able and help some more kids find a passion for the outdoors and cultivate a desire to save it.
Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.