Welcome to the Green Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited

GBTU Business Meeting Dec. 18th

Business Meeting ImageOur next meeting is at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 18th at the De Pere Festival Foods upstairs conference room (1001 Main Street...exit 163 off of Highway 41). CLICK HERE FOR MAP!

CHECK OUT the GBTU Meetings home page to see a list of upcoming agendas.

Immediately following the Dec 18th business meeting, we'll hold a conservation (fundraising) banquet committee meeting.

GBTU Awards Banquet Dec 4th

Cartoon Award WinnerOn Thursday, December 4th Green Bay Trout Unlimited members, family and friends got together for an evening to recognize our 2014 award winners.

CLICK HERE to read about the evening and to learn more about our winners!

Thank you to everybody who was able to attend!

GBTU Trades for Thirteen Fly Tying Kits

Fly Tying KitsAfter inheriting a fish hatchery system from Flo Parfitt (it was her late husband, Gary Cichocki's) GBTU and Green Bay Southwest High School found a great way to make sure the equipment does not go to waste.

"THANK YOU" Flo Parfitt and Tom Sebranek!

READ THE STORY HERE !

Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum Meeting

Lake Michigan SalmonOn September 17th Lake Michigan stakeholders and the WIDNR got together for their bi-annual meeting to discuss issues impacting Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay. For a list of the topics CLICK HERE.

Please contact Adrian Meseberg at (920) 562-6129 with any questions you may have.

Summary of the Evergreen Fishing Trip

Evergreen SceneOn August 1st, a group of 8 GBTU members took a ride to the Evergreen River to fish a stretch we had worked on a couple years ago. CLICK HERE to read how the trip went.

Check out the PHOTO GALLERY

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend !

Kids Fishing Day July 9th

Young man with BIG BassFor the 23rd year, Green Bay Trout Unlimited participated in Kids' Fishing Day that was held at the Izaak Walton Environmental Center ponds off GV.

About 70 Children enjoyed catching many Bluegills, several nice sized Bass and a few other species (including turtles).

DISCOVER MORE about Kids' Fishing Day !

Thank You Randy !

RandyRakePlaque2This July, Green Bay Trout Unlimited past president Randy Rake moved to Montana.

Randy has donated so much to our chapter in terms of leadership, time and dollars. He is one of our most experienced fly-tiers, and is always quick to lend a helping hand.

Thanks to the power of the internet, he will continue to serve on our Board as Past President.

"Thanks Green Bay TU!"

Payton @ CampBird 2014In June Green Bay Trout Unlimited sponsored 6 Brown County kids attending the Sand Lake Conservation Camp. This is what one attendee had to say...

"Green Bay Trout Unlimited, Thank you for allowing me to go to Camp Bird. It has been my 3rd and last year there, and I had an AWESOME time!"  -Payton Meseberg

For the complete article CLICK HERE!

NEW Zoo Trout Trail History

Lunker StructureThe planning for the New Zoo Educational Trout Trail started in 1992.  Installation occured primarily in the summer of 1993.  READ MORE about the trail's history.

Please check out the Educational TRAIL GALLERY.

Perched Culverts Block Fish Passage

Perched Culverts imageAccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a culvert becomes a barrier to fish passage when it demonstrates conditions exceeding fishes' biological ability.

Obstructions include high water velocities, perched culverts, weirs, baffles, caught debris, water pressure increase caused by inlet contraction, and low water flows.

Orvis is currently working with Trout Unlimited to help fix culvert impediments with the goal of reconnecting over 1,000 miles of fishable habitat. LEARN MORE about the TU / Orvis 1,000 mile program here.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) of CowsEach Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation ( CAFO ) has the potential of polluting our ground water in a huge way.

LEARN MORE about Wisconsin's 250 CAFOs and CHECK OUT Wikipedia's definition of the operations.

Just recently, a 600,000+ gallon CAFO manure spill occurred in Door County. READ THE STORY HERE!

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