Our Chapter has several projects that serve our community, our children and our veterans. Here’s a short video of our local efforts.
Trout in the Classroom:
We are sponsoring, in 25 area schools, a program called Trout In the Classroom or “TIC” for short. Elementary, middle and high schools participate. We provide a tank, chiller, and much more equipment plus food and a couple hundred brook trout eggs. Our goal is to provide a real-life opportunity for the students to learn how sensitive the aquatic habitat is. They must monitor and maintain proper temperature, oxygen and water pH, plus feed the small fingerlings after the eggs hatch. Learn more. If you are one of the teachers in the TIC program, check out TIC for Teachers . The TIC release dates for 2017 are April 3-7 and April 10-13. Details to follow but volunteers will be needed. Please consider signing up.
Project Healing Waters:
As the Nation’s premier nonprofit organization, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. envisions a community where all participants can heal.
Compassion – Our organization enables the physical and emotional recovery of our participants as it restores the bond of trust that they built while serving this great Nation.
Accountability – Our organization remains accountable to our Nation, to our participants, to our volunteers, to our sponsors, and to our donors.
Consistency – Our organization reliably provides high-quality programs for all volunteers and participants based-upon well-understood standards of excellence.
Community – Our organization creates a sense of family by supporting one another with dignity, passion, respect, and humility.
Initial Planning for a Catch and Release Section of the Roanoke River:
We are beginning a planning effort to work with VDGIF to establish a Catch and Release section on the Roanoke River much like that just established on the South River in downtown Waynesboro. See attached presentation and proposal below used by the South River effort.
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And lots more…..: We assist VDGIF in the stocking the Roanoke River; and the semi-annual cleanup of the Roanoke River Greenway. We provide a booth and activities at several kids fishing derbies throughout Roanoke Valley. We were a key sponsor and founding member of the Glade Creek Restoration Project that was dedicated to restoring the habitat of Glade Creek. Check out all that we did at our website, Help Glade Creek. You do not have to be a member of Trout Unlimited to volunteer to help.