About SVTU

The Seneca Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SVTU) is a local voice of National Trout Unlimited. TU's vision is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Membership Area

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.

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, and fly-casting instruction (with our FFF-certified casting instructor)

Stay Up-to-Date

Seneca Valley TU has an email list that is not shared and/or sold, period. We use it to let members know about upcoming meetings, events and outings. Join our notice-only e-mail list at svtroutunlimited@gmail.com. **If you have subscribed to our list-serv and have not received any emails from us, please resubscribe as we were having problems with the email address. **

Mark Your Calendar

Visit Events & Meetings for all current listings & meeting info.

The members of SVTU would like to extend our condolences to the family of Ron Uleck who passed away on June 26. Ron, you will be missed, tight lines.


When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, click here (you will be redirected to National TU).


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Open
Secretary: Charles August
Treasurer: Nate Wallace

Board Members

Sonny Bell, Warren Junium
John Lachin, Dale Thatcher
Tom Vegella

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