Next Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Speaker: Dave Cleaves
Topic: Climate Change and Trout
Whatever your personal views on the source of a changing climate, the fact is that the climate is getting warmer. Dave Cleaves, recently retired from the Forest Service as Climate Change Advisor to the Chief of the US Forest Service led the agency’s nationwide strategy for responding to climate change. He has an in-depth knowledge on the topic and has been thinking about how climate change may impact our trout resources. So do not miss this informative meeting about one of the most significant threats to cold water and the fish that cold water supports.
Our core membership area stretches from the Washington Beltway to Hancock MD and includes western Montgomery, southern Frederick, and Washington Counties. We also welcome members from anywhere outside this geographic area.
When you join TU, you are a member of a national, council (state), and local organization. SVTU is a local voice. The Mid-Atlantic Council (MAC) speaks for cold water at the state level. National TU works with Congress and agencies at the national level.
When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, fill out the online form at TU National by clicking here. Once there, scroll down to 9MD Mid-Atlantic, Chapter 369 - Seneca Valley.
What we do
SVTU supports the national vision in
the following ways:
- Our chapter helps both financially and with volunteer hours to assist with restoration activities on Beaver Creek in Washington County
- Our volunteers help with maintenance activities on Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, southern Catoctin brook trout streams in Frederick County and maintenance of warmwater streams like Great Seneca Creek and areas of the Potomac River
- Youth fly-tying and fishing education events, adult fly tying, and assistance to Project Healing Waters events with our partner organizations
- Social events and our annual BBQ for members and guests
SVTU recognized for building partnerships with IWLA
SVTU received both the Maryland Division and National IWLA “Honor Roll Award” for our working partnership with the Rockville Chapter of IWLA. Read more.
On September 16, 2016, the chapter lost a long-time member of SVTU, Dr. Charles August. You will be missed. Read more.
The “Adaptive Caster”
This will be a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves a FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Read about: