Friday, March 28, 2014

Cold CLEAN Fishable Waters

The video above was circulated by the Bitterroot Chapter of TU in a recent Chapter newsletter; one of our members forwarded it along [he has ties back to Montana]. Many actions affect water - many are affected by actions around water.

From the BRTU notice: There's not much trout fishing over in the Colstrip area of Montana, but the attached video is a moving and compelling reminder of why TU fights for water quality. Think the same thing could happen here? You bet! This could be the proposed gold mine on the Blackfoot that seems to never die or the one proposed for Blue Joint in the Bitterroot. The cowboy poet (a real cowboy, not a lavender cowboy) in the video is Wally McRae who has been fighting for the environment in eastern Montana for decades.

Power. Ranching. Wild things. Farming.
We demand it.
We NEED it.

Slowly migrating toward a waterway near you...

Friday, March 21, 2014

What'd I miss - March Edition?

Well Andy Andrews covered my butt at the last meeting and filed the following at my request [thanks again Andy!]; besides the normal goings on Lizanne Saunders of the World Salmon Council made the presentation. I had asked Andy in particular to fill in since I know he has been rewarded numerous times in the past through his participation with the Salmon Watch program.

Lizanne gave a short description of the development of the World Salmon Council......

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Oregon Legislature

The legislative session for 2014 has come!
and now gone! 
(Did you blink and miss it? Good thing Tom didn't!!!!)
...READ ON for MORE ...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Women TVTU Members - heads up!

In the fall of 2012, TU launched a campaign aimed at getting more women to sign up as members - THANK YOU to all who took advantage!!

This venture offered women complimentary trial memberships over the course of the year. Over 2,500 women signed up [nationally. TVTU membership hovers just a bit south of that number...cough...cough....even with the added new members]! The program has been deemed a success - and thanks to all of you who had your moms/wives/sisters/aunts/girlfriends/best friends/neighbors consider joining!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elwha River sees largest run of Chinook in decades - Seattle Times

Tom Wolf sent the above link quite awhile back - a bit of continued good news for the highly publicized work occurring on the Elwha system of our friends to the north. Certainly a bountiful addition!
Chinook spawn in Elwha River in September    -NPS

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MARCH 12, 2014
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
WHERE ELSE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
WHAT TIME: 6:30 gather; 7:00 program
WHAT to EXPECT: Lizanne Saunders/World Salmon Council speaking about the "Salmon Watch" program - an environmental education program that educates young people about the importance of wild salmon and watershed management. Salmon Watch also gives YOU the chance to pass on your knowledge - significant or capable - as a volunteer. Consider it!
WHAT to BRING: a friend! laid back easiness! a tale or two! [oh - and a couple of bucks to buy a raffle ticket or two from good ol' Ron if you want].
Don't forget FOOD & DRINK are available for purchase at the staffed bar.

Leave the Madness of March behind for one evening and come join us!
- INFO -

Monday, March 3, 2014

This one almost slipped by!!

The Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo!!

WHERE: Linn County Expo Center <click for map>
COST: Admission = $7
WHAT: Tons of tyers, vendors, tying demonstration, classes, casting demonstrations and classes, fundraiser auctions and banquet. If you've never been - give it a try! If you have you know what we're talking about!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Jerry has the latest.....

The March/April issue of The Trout Line is now available!
^^ click ^^
for the latest info!