Hello everyone! Spring is here and Project Healing Waters at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center again wants to provide a guided fishing trip for the veterans in our program. In the past you have been kind enough to volunteer your time, boat, and experience for a day’s fishing on the Muskegon River in Newaygo. […]
The KVCTU chapter agreed to sponsor a Project Healing Waters program through the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and began this program January, 2010. One of our members, Rob Beam coordinates the programs with the VA Medical Center.
The program is well attended and holds meetings twice a month, year round. The class has a VA therapist and many TU volunteers teach the vets how to tie flies as well as give lessons on how to cast the flies with fly rods. The classes teach the veterans about fly fishing and the role of maintaining healthy streams, rivers and lakes.
The group fishes on local waters during the summer to learn and practice the techniques they have studied.
The culmination of the activities is an all day float trip down the Muskegon River in September. Guides and other drift-boat owners volunteer the day to take these heroes down the river and so that the vets can use the flies they tied in their classes.
The class meets the first and third Mondays of each month at the VA auditorium from 6-8 p.m.
For more information about participating in the program or to donate your time or materials, please call Rob Beam at email@example.com