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 the speakers and or topics for our general meetings.
- Our next Chapter meeting is our Annual Show and Tell /Swap Meet. This program is a lot of fun and you will be surprised at what you can bring home from the program. The food is great and this year we will have a program to swap some of your flies for flies that some of your friends have tied. Please check out the Events Section to learn more about event.
**We have included the latest information on Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative -Action Plan that has been developing . The article is an interesting read and provides a serious look at the re-establishment of the Arctic Grayling to Michigan waters.
***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.