To conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
By the next generation, Trout Unlimited will ensure that robust populations of native and wild cold-water fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.
The Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is part of a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring our cold-water fisheries. The Thames Valley Chapter has over 460 members serving the Eastern CT towns of Andover, Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Haddam, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington,
Norwich, Old Lyme, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham and Woodstock.
The chapter membership meets monthly (Sept to May) to discuss chapter business and hear from a variety of speakers on a range of topics. All meetings are open to the public.
As a conservation organization, the Thames Valley Chapter is involved in restoration work on local rivers and streams, but also promotes educational activities, hosts fishing outings and works with local and state agencies, local and regional environmental organizations to plan, promote and implement conservation programs.
We invite you to join us by becoming a member and becoming involved with cold-water fisheries and conservation in your own community.
Join the Thames Valley TU Chapter 282 for a special introductory rate of $17.50... half the normal membership price!
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Who We Are:
Founded in Michigan in 1959, Trout Unlimited today is a national non-profit organization with 147,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our staff and volunteers work from coast to coast to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain trout and salmon habitat on behalf of today’s anglers and coming generations of sportsmen and women who value the connection between healthy, intact habitat and angling opportunity.
From forested rivers like the Farmington in Connecticut to the pristine waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay and all points in between, TU’s work spans nearly a million miles of cold water all across North America. TU is the most effective coldwater fisheries conservation organization in the country. Donors invest in TU because we get things done on the ground, in statehouses and on Capitol Hill.
TU has a basic approach to its conservation strategy. First, we use the best available science to protect headwater spawning habitat for trout and salmon. We reconnect tributaries with their rivers to ensure resilience, and we restore waters where development has impacted trout and salmon and the opportunity to fish for them. Second, we sustain our work on the ground by: