Sunday, February 24, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bristol Bay Action Requested

TVTU Board of Directors approves letter to Oregon Senators urging action... 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Work Party Crew Plants Over 1000 Native Plants

text and photos by Michael Ellis

The crew assembles at the top end of the new addition to the off channel wetland complex at Herb Thompsons. from left: Bob May, John Burger, Greg Fritts, Walt Weber, Tom Wolf, Andy Andrews, Jon Pampush, Mike Coddington, Don Kaster, Doug Ray.
On Saturday, February 16th, ten members of Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited met up with six members of the Rainland Flycasters at the Thompson property to plant native vegetation at the new addition to the off channel wetland complex that both our groups helped to fund. In attendance were TVTU members Andy Andrews, Greg Fritts, Mark Rogers, Janet Rogers, John Burger, Mike Coddington, Don Kaster, Thomas Wolf, Jon Pampush and Michael Ellis and Rainland Flycasters Tom Scoggins, Max Broderick, Bob May, Dean Stanovich, Walt Weber, Herb Thompson and Doug Ray. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

TU in Salem - 2013 Legislature

 Salem is in swing for 2013!!
Tom Wolf, the Oregon Council Chair, met with TVTU at the recent chapter meeting and had some news to share on bills in consideration in Salem this year - items that may be of concern to TU members.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mckenzie Farms Donates Trees to Coho Habitat

by Michael Ellis

Mckenzie Farms, one of the largest christmas tree growers in Oregon, has been donating leftover christmas trees to us to use for Coho Salmon Habitat. They always end the season with some trees that didn't sell and have to find some way to get rid of them. They are happy to see them go for fish habitat.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

GET INVOLVED!! Coastal Field Day - 2.16.13

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited is planning a field day to plant native vegetation at the new Off Channel Wetland Complex at the Herb Thompson property near Seaside February 16th, 2013. Members plan on meeting at the Imbrie Road Fred Meyer in Hillsboro [near the can return area] at 8:00 AM for caravan travel and/or carpooling. The group will leave the Fred Meyer and head toward the project site by 8:15 AM. If you are coming from the coast or just want to get there early - we will stop by the Klootchy Creek turn-out to reassemble or meet anyone who is already at the coast and doesn't know where the Thompson place is.

Bring gloves, rain gear and a lunch; we usually plan on finishing up around 2:00 but often fun happens and we may string it out a bit. We have also been invited to tour the complex with Doug Ray in the later evening hours to see the productivity of everyone's work [with a spot light to sight the inhabitants] and share in local malt beverage if you are inclined.

Please let me know if you are coming - either through the Volunteer Button on the home page or HERE. I look forward to seeing you there!


Michael Ellis
Conservation Director
Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited

Herb's Coho Sanctuary - WE NEED PLANTS!!  Thwart the blackberries and help put native plants in the ground - February 16, 2013