The Trout Line Newsletter - October 5, 2020


October 5, 2020


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.


 Annual TU Teen Essay Contest
TU's Headwaters Youth Program

Youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to participate in the annual TU Teen Essay Contest. We hope to hear from teens across the country describing the moment they felt a responsibility to become involved in conservation. The deadline to enter is October 31.  Learn more about prizes and eligibility here. Any youth that enters will receive a free one-year TU membership.


 Volunteer Opportunities
By River Steenson

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that we have two events coming up that we're requesting Trout Unlimited volunteer help with.

We've partnered with the Sandy River Watershed Council and we're helping them with planting after their recent restoration project.  Our Clackamas River Trout Unlimited chapter received a $2,500 Embrace A Stream grant from the national Trout Unlimited group, which we were able to increase to roughly $3,500 with additional matching funds.  With those funds, we have purchased a number of native plants and need TU volunteers to help set them in place.
Below are the event information and additional details.  Please register through one or both of the links below depending on if you can attend on October 10th or the 24th.  The link for the Facebook event has similar information.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.  Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you out there soon!

From the Sandy River Watershed Council:

"Come join Trout Unlimited and the Sandy River Watershed Council for a morning of planting native trees and shrubs to benefit migrating salmon habitat.
We’ll be continuing the reforestation of the Sandy-Salmon habitat restoration site, located 11 miles from Sandy, Oregon.

Two opportunities to join:
Saturday, October 10th, 9am-12pm
Saturday, October 24th, 9am-12pm
Location: Barlow Wayside Park, 60605 E. Barlow Trail Rd.

This is a free, all-ages event!

We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m., receive instructions, and commence lovingly placing plants in the ground.

Please bring shovels, weather-appropriate clothing wear, face masks/coverings, snacks, water, and warm beverages.

For additional information, please contact Bill Weiler, Sandy River Watershed Council, at 509-365-3972 or

Learn more about this habitat restoration project on our   Sandy-Salmon Floodplain Reconnection Project webpage.


 Harriet Lake Outing

Thursday, October 15th - Day Trip 

More Information:

TVTU Website:

TVTU Facebook Page:

C4C Facebook Page: