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!
Please go to our Events listing on the right side of this page to look up detailed information regarding the speakers and or topics for our general meetings. A complete listing of our chapters activities is located in the activities calendar which is shown under the Activities tab at the top of the page. All of our chapter’s meetings are open to all members and to the general public.
- We are beginning a new year and we are excited about the March 23rd KVCTU Conservation Banquet at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Our planning efforts are well on track for another successful Conservation Banquet. For those of you who are new to Trout Unlimited, we have provided a Fact Sheet for Banquet KVCTU 2018 to provide you with an overview of the efforts of our chapter. Given that we are an all volunteer non-profit organization, we have provided a 2018 Banquet Donation Request for those of you looking to contribute items for the success of our Conservation Banquet.
- We have the latest information regarding the 2018 Michigan Youth Trout Camp that is being held from June 24-28, 2018. Please follow the Michigan Youth Trout Camp link to find more detailed information. If you want to access the 2018 Michigan Youth Trout Camp Camper Application, please follow this quick link.
**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.