Welcome to Vanguard Chapter, Trout Unlimited

from Larry Butts, Chapter President

 The mission of Michigan Trout Unlimited (MITU) is to conserve, protect and restore the cold water fisheries and their watersheds of Michigan. 

Most of you have received a copy of our latest news letter Trout Times via email.  If not there is a copy available for download here on our website. As of our last meeting we have 522 members in Vanguard, but we only have valid email addresses for around 200. If you would like to receive emails with information on our upcoming activities and meetings please click on the CONTACT US button in the Main Menu (to the left) and fill in the information where indicated. Emails are our fastest and least expensive way to reach all of you. You can also follow us on Facebook - Vanguard Chapter Trout Unlimited. 

We did well with our sale of raffle tickets at Fly Fishing Expo last month and three happy winners walked away with some nice prizes. Most important is that we raised funds to support our conservation work. 

Please note the changes in meeting location. We will hold our next two general meetings at 7:30 PM at Camp Ticonderoga (Located at Sylvan Glenn Golf Course on the west side of Rochester Rd in Troy-Between Long Lake and Square Lake Roads). It's a unique restaurant and banquet facility where there is room to bring the family. If you would like to have dinner first, we suggest that you arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 PM. We will provide appetizers and there is a cash bar. We hope that you will join us. 

At the April 14th Meeting we will be celebrating the opening of the Trout Season with guest speaker Kevin Breen.

At the May 12th meeting we will have a presentation from our own Jeremy Geist on Woody Debris 101. We do a lot with woody debris on our work projects but few of us know the how and why of doing it. Jeremy will answer these questions and more. Jeremy is a member of our board and works for TU National in the Huron-Manistee National Forest planning and coordinating restoration projects.

The June meeting will be held in Rochester Park and will be a casting seminar led by well known expert casting instructor Dave Leonhard.

Conservation Chair Eli Stanesa and Vice President Jeff Gerwitz are organizing two large projects on the Paint Creek with CRCCP and two smaller projects that we will take on ourselves. These projects are a great opportunity to give back to nature and our community and a chance to bring new members to see what we do. 

Please see our calendar of events for our meeting times and upcoming projects. 

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