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 cold water 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.
Please go to our Events listing on the right side of the page to look up our chapters general meetings.
- Plan to join us for a night of great food, fun and games on April 8, 2017 for our Annual KVCTU Conservation Banquet. Due to the feedback from last years event, we are holding the 2017 Banquet at Western Michigan University. It offers a larger venue, great food and a lot of special items for purchase. Please remember that this banquet raises money for the TU Youth Trout Camp as well as many of our valuable conservation and restoration efforts to improve the cold water fisheries.
- We have posted Camper Application forms for the 2017 Michigan Youth Trout Camp. Those of you interested in registering your children need to download the forms and return them to reserve a spot. Hurry, as these spots fill up fast.
- *****News Release**** Please view our newest news release regarding the KVCTU Rice Creek Restoration Project
***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.