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.
We especially would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary during our 2015 Annual Conservation Banquet. This a wonderful opportunity to support our various conservation activities, including our premier activity, the Michigan Youth Trout Camp, which is hosted by KVCTU every summer, as well as our other programs to preserve and protect coldwater fisheries. Be sure to click on the link to learn more about our banquet.