Please note that when we resume our face to face meetings this will be our meeting location...
Our Meeting Location
Our chapter meetings are held at the Franklin Firehouse on 5 Tyler Drive (just off Rt 32) in Franklin. See Chapter Events page for details.
New 9/8 - September Streamlines - see Newsletters
New 9/2 - Proposed changes to the By Laws See About
New 8/27 - TVTU Fly Casting Class at Ledyard Bill Library. See Below
New 8/25 - Good Day for Bristol Bay - see this page
New 8/19 - Logging on to Zoom Meetings - See Below
New 4/21 - The Mugly Caddis by Charlie Craven - See Fly Tying page
New 4/18 - Free TU Membership to Essential Workers - See This Page
New 3/18 - Chris Wood on COVID-19 - See this page
Learning How To Cast: An Outdoor Fly-Fishing Program
Bring yourself and your mask to an outdoor Fly Casting program at the Highland Lake in Ledyard. The Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be instructing participants on the fundamentals and techniques of fly fishing casting. Jeff Perry, a R.I. TU Chapter 225 member and Fly Fishers International (FFI) Certified Fly Casting Instructor (CCI), will lead the casting program.
All equipment and supplies are provided. All participants must comply with COVID-19 Contact Tracing requirements. Class is limited to 10 participants. Please register through the Ledyard Bill Library (See Library Events).
DATE/TIME: September 26, 2020, Saturday, 1:30 - 3 pm
LOCATION: Highland Lake Park, 639 Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT 06339
How To Attend "Virtual" Chapter Meetings via Zoom
As announced in the August newsletter, we will be holding our chapter meetings in virtual mode via Zoom until further notice. We will be keeping to the standard format as much as possible including having a guest speaker each month.
For those of you that are new to Zoom, it is actually very simple. You will get an email invitation to a meeting with a link to the Zoom session. All you need to do is click on the link. Zoom will prompt you to install their application and you just follow the prompts to complete the installation and enter the meeting. Once installed, the installation step is skipped for subsequent meetings and you’ll be taken directly to the meeting. You will need a laptop, computer, smart phone or tablet with a camera and microphone along with a connection to the internet. Invitations will be sent out a few days in advance of each meeting.
It will take a few minutes to download and get set up with Zoom for the first time so I would suggest clicking the link and get started fifteen minutes before the meeting starts. Another alternative is that you can go to Zoom.com and at the bottom of the page, click download to install Zoom on your device(s). The Zoom client is free and very secure. It has been widely used by many companies, schools and organizations, especially since the pandemic, with great success.
TU President/CEO Chris Wood's Response to COVID-19
Visit Our Facebook page!
Click Facebook ICON in upper right hand corner of any website page
From TVTU President Gary Lussier:
Great News from Bristol Bay. Thanks to all that took the time to submit comments opposing the permitting of Pebble Mine.
I'm sure the collective voices from TU helped make a difference.
Dear Bristol Bay supporters,
I am overjoyed to write to you with great news for Bristol Bay.
Today, the Army Corps of Engineers delivered a major blow to the proposed Pebble mine by finding that the project fails to meet Clean Water Act standards and that it will not issue a permit for the current mine plan.
This confirms what we’ve said for more than a decade: a place as unique, awe-inspiring and productive as the Bristol Bay region is the wrong place for this massive mine. We are breathing a sigh of relief along with sportsmen and women across the globe, the communities of Bristol Bay, commercial fishing families, and millions more who cherish this unique region.
Today’s announcement creates a huge hurdle for Pebble to have to overcome. This good news was made possible by those of you who spoke up time and again, donated to the campaign, sent letters and spread the word. You made the difference.
As we applaud this announcement by the Army Corps, we recognize our work is not done. We still need you to help make sure we defeat the proposed Pebble Mine for good.
We have always had two goals with respect to Bristol Bay:
We hope you’ll stay with us as we work toward permanent protections for Bristol Bay.
Thank you again for everything you’ve done to help us achieve this immense victory. We look forward to working with you in the next chapter of our work for Bristol Bay. Together we can keep this special place thriving for generations to come.
In gratitude, Meghan and the Save Bristol Bay team at Trout Unlimited
TU’s President/CEO Chris Wood to Essential Workers: Free TU Memberships to All
TU President and CEO Chris Wood offered free Trout Unlimited memberships to every essential employee in America last week as a “Thank You” for putting themselves in harm’s way during the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition to offering free one-year memberships to essential workers, TU is also giving memberships to emergency personnel, first responders and those in the health care community that might benefit from becoming a member of the TU community.
On behalf of Trout Unlimited, thanks to all essential workers who continue to report to work, perform their duties and make life easier for the rest of us.
If you are new to Trout Unlimited, we hope you will accept this free invitation. Join us today. Together, we can look to the future with hope…
Don't Be Like These Guys!
Join Trout Unlimited today at the special introductory rate of just $17.50. Help protect and restore our nation's magnificent trout and salmon fisheries. This low rate is for new members only and $15 of your $17.50 will go to your local chapter / the chapter you select below (more if you join at a higher membership level). Click - Join TVTU
Be sure to select the "Thames Valley" Chapter 282 when signing up online.