Through our association with the Fly Fishing Arts and Conservation Society we have been the recipient of an equal share of donated dollars to provide monetary support to a worthy non-profit group designated by the Tualatin Valley Chapter Board of Directors.
For 2015 this amounted to $600 generated from the November 2014 FFACS enclave - thank you first to the organizers of FFACS and secondly to the generous supporters of that event!
Though it is not an easy decision and there are many deserving groups which support the ideals of TVTU and Trout Unlimited in general, the Board deciding in their May 26 Board Meeting to name the DESCHUTES RIVER ALLIANCE as our 2015 recipient!
We have been fortunate to have David Moskowitz from DRA as a presenter at our September 2014 General meeting; besides being a devoted Oregon group, DRA represents the health and viability of one of Oregon's most treasured resources - one that is being loved in significant ways by significant numbers of folks. We have also had input from members relative to the ever present cargo trains and the concerns they bring; though DRA has not expanded to address all concerns, they have brought attention to this famed water way which raises everyone's awareness for the betterment of the resource. We hope that our support through this donation will benefit greatly this growing organization!
Thank you DRA for all your efforts!
PO Box 440
Maupin, OR 97037