Thursday, October 31, 2013

North Coast Site Tour part 2

Next we went to Neitzel Farms, another Off Channel Wetland Complex (OCWC) that TVTU helped to build and plant. 

At Neitzel Farms, from left: Les Neitzel, Mike Coddington, Robert Williams, Doug Ray, Greg Fritts, Jon Pampush, Erle Norman

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

REMINDER! EAS Grant Project

2010 Circle Creek Project...continues!
Date: Sunday, NOVEMBER 2 [this Sunday]
Where: Circle Creek - Near Seaside, OR [carpool/caravan option]
Time: 9:00 a.m. On Site [8:00 a.m. for carpool (see link)]
Come help out on the EAS Grant Project - show your support for the efforts put into this system that has been greatly funded through your efforts with TU!
[click for info]

for info/questions

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

North Coast Site Tour

On Wednesday, October 23rd, 7 members of the Tualatin Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited met for a tour of the projects we have been involved in over the years. In attendance were Erle Norman, Jon Pampush, Greg Fritts, Mike Coddington, Robert Williams, Michael Ellis, and the leader of the tour, Doug Ray.

Cedars, bull rushes and sedges getting established

Monday, October 28, 2013

Deschutes Die-off - Oregon TU responds

John Hendricks/KTVZ.COM

Oregon TU and the Deschutes Chapter have reacted to a recent fish die-off on the Deschutes River just south of Bend [ODFW News Release] according to Tom Wolf.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

PNW Fly Tyers Rendezvous

Update Info!

Welcome to the 2013 NEW & IMPROVED

Date: Saturday, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
NEW 2013 Location: JACKSON ARMORY - 6255 NE Cornfoot Road [near the PDX airport]
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $3.00 [includes a door prize entry]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Make the NEW project a GOOD ONE!

Tigard, Oregon
Sunday October 27, 2013

It's close; it's local; it's OUR water.
Make this a good one and show support for the efforts made with this new partner!
[and don't forget about November 2 at Circle Creek EAS!]


Monday, October 21, 2013

Did you miss it?

You know....the Fall River Outing? Passing along a few rumors from Andy who says that although he has been fishing the Fall for over thirty-years [yes that is 3-0 years], he has never seen rain to the extent experienced during the TVTU outing this year! Heavy rain storms often come and go in a few hours this time of year he said but never the ENTIRE trip. You may recall this outing was during the September 27th weekend with the record rainfall and flooding in the Portland area.....

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rested from the Metolius / State Project?

Come out and help - Saturday, November 2!
The Circle Creek EAS Project!

On November 2nd, TVTU will have some hands-on efforts on the new Off Channel Wetland Complex near Seaside.  The Chapter helped fund this Project through the Embrace-a-Stream Program. It is the second such funding effort - and is a continuation of the 2010 work in that area. We need your help!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

UNIQUE Opportunity!

On October 23rd Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited will be having a tour of our work projects on the North Coast! Doug Ray - commander of all that is the Necanicum will act as your Tour guide. ALL TVTU MEMBERS and friends are invited to attend!!

Byron, Bill, Doug, Jeff & Dave at the Coho Sanctuary

Monday, October 14, 2013


Fancy yourself a tyer? Mastered your whip finish and want to go public for a good cause? Then clamp a few hooks in the vise and DONATE some of your work to the Fly Fishing Arts and Conservations Society's [FFACS] annual PNW Fly Tyers Rendezvous! Your flies will be used in the SILENT AUCTION at the meet on November 9th at the JACKSON ARMORY.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Nestucca River Passage Project Complete

By Alan Moore

The Farmer Creek fish passage project on the Nestucca is about done. It took about 3 years to piece together the funding, design, permitting, right-of-ways and all that fun stuff. Paving was done October 4. This is a 70-foot span concrete bridge (that’s a biggun, as these things go) rated to handle loaded trucks replacing a severely undersized, completely rusted out and collapsed fish-barrier culvert on Farmer Creek, a major Nestucca spawning and rearing tributary for chinook, steelhead, coho, cutthroat and lamprey.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Deschutes River Outing

Have you made it to the Deschutes this year? How about this month? Have you been telling yourself you NEED to get there? Well, stop the excuses and join TVTU on THE River - The 'D'; The Big 'D'; The Dez Shoots! Whatever you call it - be there!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


State Project  /  TU Outing
This Weekend
[OCTOBER 11th, 12th and 13th]

Reminder members! This weekend - OCTOBER 11th, 12th and 13th - we meet at the Metolius with the Clackamas River chapter and others for a couple of days of restorative work and fishing camaraderie - it's on YOUR calendar remember?

This is the
the Oregon State Council's Fall Project for 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Member Meeting!
[tonight!! wednesday october 9]

Come join us! The Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village - food, drink and Tom Wolf - Oregon Chair to discuss the 2013 legislative session and the the upcoming 2014 sessions. Tom will let us know how your decisions and actions helped move a few key bills into law!

Stop by, say 'hello', meet Tom and see how you can help shape the future! Oh and knowing Tom there will also be a fish story to top off the evening....maybe you could tell one too! We'd love to hear it!


7675 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
(6:30 p.m. - give or take)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Reminder!!! State Project / Metolius Outing

State Project  /  TU Outing
OCTOBER 11th, 12th and 13th

Reminder members! Do not miss your chance to build that good fishing karma!! Enjoy an outing with other like minded TU folks from Clackamas River and Tualatin Valley Chapters AND other Oregon Chapters PLUS get in your field time with a volunteer project all in one weekend! 

On OCTOBER 11th, 12th and 13th, we meet at the Metolius River for a couple of days of restorative work and fishing camaraderie - it's on YOUR calendar remember?

This is the
---> Bull Trout Rendezvous XIV <---
the Oregon State Council's Fall Project for 2013.

Friday, October 4, 2013

NEW TVTU Partner Project!!

Schedule Sunday - October 27th to be there!!!
In hopes of boosting volunteer attendance by making the travel shorter to our projects - as well as keeping projects close to our 'home' territory, the Board made an effort to locate some conservation partners right here in the Tualatin Valley.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m. at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village is where Tom Wolf - Oregon Chair - will discuss the 2013 legislative session. It's highs; it's lows; it's dirty little secrets! Tom will let us know how your decisions and actions helped move a few key bills into law! Looking at the listing of activity from the session on our LEGISLATIVE PAGE - there was a lot going on!

Tom will also give us some prep for 2014 - and let us know what may be coming up this next year! Stop by not only to meet Tom and see where you can direct your efforts [as well as where some of your TU monies go] but because knowing Tom there will also be a fish story or two as well....