Monday, December 4, 2017

December at TVTU?

Not sure what the water will look like - though it will most likely be dropping - but this week is due to be our first of typically two week-long 'winter' breaks that we are afforded every year so we hope that you are able to take advantage and get out a bit before the Holiday season grips you completely! Oh and take some gloves because the temps are due to be chilly.....Care to warm up a bit? This what we have on tap for this month!

Image of Rob stolen from his website: Water Time Outfitters!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rob Crandall
- "Spring Fishing Opportunities"
Here in the NW we have so many great fisheries. In this presentation, Rob features some of his favorite spring fishing opportunities and offers tips and strategies for anglers

Friday, November 10, 2017

November Edition "The Trout Line"

Jerry, in his last flash as editor, has published his last edition of the The Trout Line. For years, he has tirelessly assembled the newsletter and improved its' content, appearance and layout. Jerry has decided he wants to focus more on his Veterans programs and will be leaving the newsletter staff [his staff of one....] to play a larger role in coordinating those efforts both locally and nationally - we don't find fault in his priorities! So to Jerry - we lift an Arnold-Palmer and salute his years of dedicated effort and THANK him graciously!!

Please thank Jerry the next time you see him at an event!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The post-Marmot Sandy River...

ODFW fish biologists (left to right) Rob Dietrich, Todd Alsbury, and Danette Faucera, run a sein net through the Sandy River to collect spring Chinook for two years after Marmot Dam was removed, and a fish trap at the facility was also destroyed. Later on, ODFW used portable weirs to do this job as fish management evolved. (ODFW file photo

Ten years after Oregon’s largest dam removal, salmon and steelhead rebounding on the Sandy 
Thursday, October 19, 2017

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Ten years ago a new era of salmon and steelhead recovery quite literally started out with a bang when Marmot Dam was removed from the Sandy River.
More than a ton of high-grade explosives were detonated, taking off the face of the 47-foot high concrete dam.

At the time, it was the largest dam breach ever attempted. Portland General Electric, owner of the dam, figured it would be more cost-effective to remove the structure than upgrade it to meet new federal re-licensing standards.

In July 2007, in a highly publicized event, PGE blew the concrete face off its dam on the Sandy River. For the next three months, large backhoes with pneumatic hammers pulverized, drilled, pulled apart and hauled off the remaining pieces of the dam. On Oct. 19, a rainstorm swept away the backfill that had accumulated behind the dam, making the Sandy totally free-flowing again,...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

November at TVTU?

We know that the Holiday season is now upon us and most all of you ar probably busy, busy, busy....but if you want a break and want to mix up your plans, we may have you covered! So what is on tap for November?

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: "The Salmon Superhwy" and Annual Meeting

No, this is not information on the near annual Skokomish River flooding episodes that send chum salmon migrating over the state highways in Washington - Sarah Zwissler [update], project coordinator, will discuss the effort to restore access to almost 180 miles of blocked habitat throughout six major salmon & steelhead rivers of Oregon’s North Coast.
This is also the annual State of TVTU meeting with a business update on your chapter as well as Board nominations/elections.
WHAT TO BRING: a few bucks for a beverage and dinner; throw in a few raffle tickets and your best dinnertime conversation to share with others!
WHEN: Sunday, November 5, 2017
36412 Camp Creek Rd, Springfield, Oregon
WHAT TIME: 10:00 a.m.
The latest State project - an collaborative conservation effort with the Mckenzie River Trust to restore an important side channel of the Mckenzie River, near Springfield, Oregon.
All TU members in Oregon are invited to volunteer.
WHAT TO BRING: work gloves, boots, rain gear and any other good gear to stay dry and warm in case of cold weather. The Mckenzie River Trust will provide clippers, shovels, and all necessary tools.
Help produce more of these - Mckenzie Steel '14
WHAT: "Our Two Hands" film tour
WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017
WHERE: Heathen Feral Public House [Vancouver, WA]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [door open (for food! no host)]; 7:00 p.m. film start
WHAT to EXPECT: "Our Two Hands" takes you on a dynamic visual journey to familiar places that will have you seeing them in an entirely new light. Society has a complex relationship with salmon and steelhead. The current management paradigm has failed, and the status quo solutions for restoring impoverished wild populations have proven ineffective.

"Our Two Hands" is an examination of the underlying cause of this decline, as well as the innovative voices in the angling community and general public fighting for a wild fish future in the Pacific Northwest. <<MORE INFO>>

<<TICKETS>> are $10; <<TRAILER>> for checking it out.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Last chance!

Don't forget to take advantage of the COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR employee store pass - opportunity runs out THIS WEEKEND [Sunday, October 29th].

A portion - 10% - of your purchases goes to help fund TU in Oregon by supporting the Oregon Council. Every little bit counts and you get some good product at great prices for any and all of your outdoor needs!

[If you didn't get your pass via email on/around Oct. 4th - CONTACT a TVTU Board Member]

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Help out with the latest State TU Project!

2017 State Conservation Project

Dear Oregon Trout Unlimited Members,

This is your invitation to participate in the annual Oregon Trout Unlimited state conservation project. On Sunday, November 5th, the Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited will be collaborating with the Mckenzie River Trust to restore an important side channel of the Mckenzie River, near Springfield, Oregon. All TU members in Oregon are invited to volunteer.

In 2015, the Mckenzie River Trust acquired the 31-acre "Chub Slough" property as part of its plan to protect 200 acres of riparian and floodplain habitat along the Mckenzie.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In case you had not heard....

Hopefully everyone got the email notice from the Oregon Council regarding your access to the COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR employee store!

That's right - for the second year in a row during the month of OCTOBER you can access the employee store in Beaverton and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase Columbia and associated family products at employee discount rates. The BENEFIT? OCTU and the our TU efforts in Oregon will receive a 10% return on all purchases during this period.

If you didn't receive a pass or are not on the email list for TU - please CONTACT US and we'll do what we can to get you the necessary information.

And thank you COLUMBIA!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September at TVTU??

Holding out for a bit of the 'Oregon sunshine' - we could use it! In the meantime - be safe and considerate when using our outdoor resources. So what is on tap for September to get us through this last bit of summer?

Jerry, our soon to be retiring from the editor position Editor, has filled one of the last editions of his career - take a look and what your chapter is doing!

Just a reminder - although we have an editor in training who has volunteered to take on the TVTU publication.....we could use a hand or two to assist Lori Day with this bi-monthly effort - please let her know! CONTACT US.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village

WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Stacie Kelsey-"Trout Fishing in SW Washington"

Expand your fishing geographically! Here's how to get started exploring the trout waters of SW Washington state - our neighbors to the north.
Stacie will provide specific information on where to go, when, and how to fish some of their more productive and easily reached waters close to our metro area.
WHAT TO BRING: a few bucks for a beverage and dinner; throw in a few raffle tickets and your best dinnertime conversation to share with others!

WHEN: September 21-26, 2017
WHERE: Fall River - Fall River Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
Hopefully not a lot of smoke! The Fall is one of the beauties of our state - come and share it with with a few other members from the Chapter.

WHAT to BRING: a place to stay and some fishing gear; a copy of the regulations and a side dish or dessert to share at the Saturday potluck dinner! Ask a friend to join if you wish!

Pelican Brewing 5k/10k Benefit Run [and VOLUNTEER!]
WHEN: September 23, 2017
WHERE: Tillamook, Oregon
WHAT TIME: 10 a.m. race start [VOLUNTEERS probably a bit earlier!]
As reported - a charity run; but more importantly for the Salmon Superhwy effort a chance to volunteer and represent Trout Unlimited!
Head over to THEIR WEBSITE and enter or volunteer, there is also all the information you would need to answer all the questions you have!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Drink a beer, save a fish! And take a jog....

    Hi TVTU’ers
    Just wanted to pass on an OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY that the Oregon council will be staffing as part of the support for Salmon SuperHwy.
    Pelican Brewing is sponsoring a fun run in Tillamook on September 23.  All proceeds will go toward Salmon SuperHwy.
    There are volunteer opportunities to assist with the event.  If you aren't a runner - please consider helping out by volunteering for this event - and represent TU! 
    There is a volunteer link at the bottom of the home page.
Can't or don't want to volunteer? You can always sign up and participate! Use the same link above.

STILL busy on the 23rd and can't do either - then simply DRINK A BEER and SAVE A FISH in support of the project.
Photo by SchnitzerPHOTO