The Trout Line Newsletter - January 7, 2019


January 7, 2019


Welcome to The Trout Line Newsletter! This is our Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter newsletter that will be coming out twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.



Christmas for Coho - Jan 5 and 12

We have completed our first collection day for Christmas for Coho which was successful not only with the tree collection but also with the weather.  At the Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters we collect 70 trees and at the Old Fire station we collected 87 trees.  There was a concern about the trees from North Carolina that could be sold at the big box stores but we took steps to make sure we handled the tree properly.  At each of our collection sites, all of the volunteers were shown what the trees from North Carolina looked like and we made sure to ask each person dropping off the tree where they got their tree from.  Our plan was to collect all trees and separate any tree that was infected and destroy those trees.  Both sites didn't see any of the trees from North Carolina and everybody we talked to didn't get their trees from a big box store they got them from local sources.  We will be doing the same thing next weekend when we collect again.  


 Come Join Us on the Board! 

Your Tualatin Valley TU Chapter could use a couple of additional Board members.  The job description is pretty simple.  The Board meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (some months with no meeting needed) in the downstairs meeting room at the American Legion Hall in Tigard.  Meetings usually last an hour or a bit more.  TVTU has been quite successful in recent years, with projects such as the Christmas for Coho efforts and with good attendance at effective and entertaining Chapter meetings held most months at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.  But we can always use fresh energy and fresh ideas.  If you are interested and would like to come to one of the Board meetings to test the water (barbless hook only), please contact Mike Gentry at or (503) 636-0061.  This is a feel-good volunteer opportunity.

Meetings Location and Dates

Regular chapter meetings are held at the Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 (503) 244-2537.  Food and beverage available.  Social get together starts at 6:30 pm and formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

February Meeting Feb. 13 - Jonah Sandford, Executive Director - Deschutes River Alliance

The Deschutes River Alliance (DRA) is a nonprofit, science-based advocacy organization working to protect and restore the health of the lower Deschutes River. Since its founding in 2013, DRA's robust science program has documented multiple changes in the lower Deschutes, all coinciding with implementation of a new "Selective Water Withdrawal" at Round Butte Dam. These changes include new proliferation of nuisance algae, warmer water temperatures during the spring and summer months, and significant changes in aquatic insect populations and hatch timing. These developments, in turn, have led to impacts to the river's treasured fish populations and flyfishing experience, to birds and other wildlife, and to the economy of north Central Oregon. DRA's science program forms the basis of its outreach and advocacy efforts as DRA seeks to inform the public and advocate forcefully for the protection of this remarkable river. On February 13, representatives from DRA will provide updates on the organization's ongoing science and advocacy work, and look ahead to planned efforts in 2019 and beyond.


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