2019 Update Project Healing Waters - By Jerry Lorang

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited

Veterans Service Partnership with Project Healing Waters


For the last 10 years TVTU has been the sponsor of the Portland/Vancouver Project Healing Waters program through the National TU Veterans Service Partnership.  This partnership offers TVTU the sanction to present programs for veterans and their families to learn the sport of fly fishing and the myriad of conservation issues related to this great sport.


In the course of these 10 years more than 500 veterans and family members have attended at least one of more than 500 workshops, 100 outings, 3 rod building classes, 60 casting clinics and numerous meetings/classes on entomology and conservation. 


Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.  As such PHWFF is a separate organization that is supported and sponsored locally by the Tualatin Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited through a partnership defined by a Memorandum of Agreement with PHWFF HQ.


While Project Healing Waters was formed to serve disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans, TU Veterans Service Partnership is more inclusive and invites all veterans and family members.  


Attached is our calendar of workshops for 2019.  We hold twice monthly workshops on every 2nd and 4th Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Portland VetCenter on NE Halsey and NE 122nd.  We also hold monthly workshops every second Thursday at Cabela's in Tualatin from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  We continue to hold workshops at the Portland VA on the third Friday on the month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and at the Vancouver VA Hospital on the first Monday of the month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Our schedule of outings and other activities is very fluid.  We will have an outings schedule available in April 2019, subject to change.

"Subject to change" is our way of encouraging you to contact Jerry Lorang, TVTU Veterans Service Coordinator jerrylorang@gmail.com for more information.