2018 Update Project Healing Waters - By Jerry Lorang

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited

Veterans Service Partnership with Project Healing Waters


For the last 9 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 9 years more than 400 veterans and family members have attended at least one of more than 300 workshops, 50 outings, 2 rod building classes, 15 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.


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.  This partnership allows TVTU to serve all veterans and family members while segregating funding that is provided for PHW to serve the disabled veteran community.  In this way we are serving a larger audience of interested persons who serve(d) in uniform. 


Attached is our calendar of workshops for 2018.  Soon we hope to add another monthly workshop 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 to 8:00 PM.  Our schedule of outings and other activities is very fluid.  We will have a schedule available in April 2018, 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.