Thank you for visiting the website for the Fox Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, FVTU).
We are an active chapter of Trout Unlimited located in the Fox Valley southwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our membership of 200 members is actively engaged in Trout Unlimited National’s mission of Conserving, Protecting and Restoring North America's Cold Water Fisheries and their Watersheds. In 2012 FVTU volunteers logged 2329 hours in programs and events that support the mission of Trout Unlimited.
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To start off the evening Darrell Toliver joined us with a brief presentation of four art work images submitted by Artists from Wisconsin, one of which will grace the cover of the 2014 Wisconsin Trout Regulations booklet. It was the daunting task of all in attendance to chose the winner, believe me when I say it was a tough decision to make. Thank You to All the artists for submitting them, they were all well deserving and beautifully done! It was an Honor for FVTU to be part of this! Thanks Darrell.
Randy Berndt from U.P. Fly Angler joined us next with a short presentation on fishing the "Not Crowded" Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we had a very informational discussion about an area that is not all that far from home. I hope to have Randy join us once again in the near future to discuss this topic more in depth. Thanks Randy.
To finish off the evening we all sat back and enjoyed the splendor of the world around us by viewing the movie "Hatch".
Thanks to All that attended!
The first Saturday of Autumn 2013 was a fine day for doing stream restoration work on the White River. Students from Fox Valley Technical College, The Fox Valley TU, Central Wisconsin TU and the Elliot Donnelly Chapters under the direction of the 5 WDNR employees combined energy to utilize 100+ Christmas trees provided by the Boys from Rawhide. The trees were placed in braids of canary grass. After the trees were in place, they were silted-in using the WDNR’s new “Piranha”. This pumping device was used to remove silt from the stream bottom and fill voids in the dead Christmas trees and the braids. The purpose of this days effort was to redirect and maintain the streams direction and remove silt from the streams bottom to enhance fish habitat.
Per Shawn Sullivan, Habitat Supervisor from the Wild Rose Habitat station, “These Trout Unlimited Volunteers did the work in a ½ day that it would take a habitat crew a week to do. This is what Trout Unlimited is all about” …..”Preservation and Restoration of our Fresh Water Fisheries”