Don't just buy a T-Shirt. Go experience the resource.
Get breakfast at the local joint, get gas and beer at the local convenience store, book the guides who care about and take care of the resource, have dinner at the local supper club, tip the servers well, stay at the local motel and show the people of the community that you really appreciate a wild and scenic river with big Smallmouth in it and why you travel there to experience it.
Experiencing a few spectacular days of Smallmouth fishing with Tight Lines Fly Fishing Company is one thing, but what really impresses me every time I go down and fish the Menominee River, is how the local people genuinely appreciate not only Tim Landwehr and his guides, but the people that are coming from all over the country to experience this amazing resource. Tim's guide business has truly made an impact on this region not only economically, but has shown the people in a little slice of NE Wisconsin how important it is to maintain and protect the resource you have in your back yard. Hopefully this awareness continues and the shadow of the Back Forty mine looming over the river will disappear like a Boogle Bug being sipped by a healthy, native Menominee River Smallmouth Bass.
"If something happens, we're left with a giant hole. That's it. We're left with a poisoned river, and a giant hole."