Welcome to the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited!
When you join TU, you are joining a national organization of 152,000 individuals in 450 local chapters. Every new TU member is put on the mailing list of, and becomes a member of, the chapter with the closest zip code to his or her home address. KVCTU has about 550 members. Our chapter’s mission statement is
To conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, and to promote angling in a sportsmanlike manner.
Although trout and their environs are special to us and are at the heart of our organization, many of our members enjoy the pursuit of other species as well. Also, most of us are fly fishers, but TU takes no position on fishing methods, and all conservation minded fisher persons are welcome. Similarly, many of us practice catch-and-release, but that is a personal preference and that also is not a TU mandate. Some members are able to become actively involved in the club’s projects, while others primarily enjoy the camaraderie of kindred spirits at our meetings and outings.
Please browse through the various tabs on our website to learn more about our history, what we do, and how you can become involved!
A list of upcoming events is shown in the panel to the right, and a complete activities calendar is shown under the Activities tab.
Please click on the event of interest for more details. All of our chapter’s meetings are open to all members and the general public.
Our next major event for this spring is the 2016 Annual KVCTU Spring Outing on May 13-15, 2016. This is a great time to have great food, fun and fishing.
Our next activity is the Project Healing Waters Spring Float Trip on the Muskegon River May 16, 2016. Please link to the web page to learn more about this program that supports our veterans.
The Michigan Youth Trout Camp is gearing up for 2016. The Camp is being held a little earlier this year on June 28 – July 2, 2016, so you will want to get your applications in a little earlier than in the past. We want to thank all of the volunteers who have helped us make the Michigan Youth Trout Camp an outstanding success. The applications for the 2016 Michigan Youth Trout Camp and the 2016 Michigan TU Youth Camp – Adult Application are listed here for your convenience.
Please go to our events on the right side of the page to look up our chapters general meetings .
***We are changing the location of our General Chapter Meetings. The new location for the majority of our meetings is: The Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court Kalamazoo, MI 49008. The Fetzer Center is located at Western Michigan University. A map for the location is located on the event page. *** However, please read the location for each event carefully as we have a few meetings in special locations.
Thank you for your support of KVCTU and cold water conservation.