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Welcome to Valley Forge Trout Unlimited

National Public Lands Day!

It’s National Public Lands Day this Saturday and we’ll be celebrating one of our nation’s best ideas at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Swing by our table and say Hello!

https://www.nps.gov/vafo/learn/news/celebrating-national-public-lands-day-2016-with-sweat-and-stewardship.htm

 

ANNOUNCING FOUR SPECIAL EVENTS!

VFTU 40th Anniversary Picnic
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West Branch Trip

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited is hosting a fall fishing trip to the famed West Branch of the Delaware!

When: Sept. 30 – Oct 2, 2016
Where: The Dream Catcher Lodge and Cabins in Deposit, N.Y.
Cost: $175. Based on double occupancy, $265. For Single occ.
What’s included: 2 nights lodging in an Executive cabin, which has 2 bedrooms, each with 2 beds, a kitchen and bathroom. Also included is dinner on Friday night.
We have reserved 4 Cabins so there is a maximum capacity of 16 anglers, first come, first serve.

Registration deadline is Sept. 15th, but we may fill up prior to then so don’t wait.

Make checks payable to: Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, put WBD Trip on the memo line and mail to: Charles Griffen 134 Crump Road Exton, PA 19341 Please include the name of your roommate, if applicable, along with your cell phone number and email address so we can send you confirmation and updates. Don’t forget your payment! Cancellation Policy: Prior to Sept. 20th – 90 % refund. After Sept. 20th – 50% refund.

Questions? Email Charlie at: c.griffenod@verizon.net

 Project Healing Waters Flies for Freedom Dinner 
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Our Annual Clean Stream Raffle

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Help us protect Valley Creek and other Chester County streams!
For tickets, email: woodcanoe185@me.com.
Tickets will go on sale shortly!
Drawing will be at our December 8th General Meeting, which is FREE and Open to the Public.
Chester Valley Grange, 3285 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355-9600
7:30 – 9:00 pm

 
2016 Clean Streams Raffle Prizes

1. Fly Box and 121 Flies valued at $255.00. Another Jim Clark special box of nymphs, wets and buggers. If you can’t catch fish with these flies in our local streams you need to try casting into the water.
2. Garmin eTrex Legend a $250.00 value. Garmin eTrex Legend is in as new condition with owner’s manual and quick start guide. It is in a belt clip padded case. It comes with an automotive mounting bracket, an eTrex instructional video (unopened) and Garmin Topo maps of the United States (unopened).
3. Reel with Extra spool and lines appraised at $250. New value is about $400.00. Hardy LRH Lightweight Fly Reel, DT6F line in its original zippered case with an extra Hardy LRH Lightweight Reel spool with WF6-F/S line in a cloth bag.
4. Fly Rod appraised at $150. New cost was about $300. This Orvis Graphite Fly Rod is a Rocky Mountain Series, 10′-6″, for 6 weight line, 3-piece with butt extension. This would be a very good float tube or kayak rod to use in this area – Marsh Creek, the Schuylkill River – use your imagination.
5. Cash – $150.00. Just in time for the holidays

 

 

NOTICE

 ⇒UPDATE: Announcement regarding our legal action against Tredyffrin Township.
Final Petition for Review 2/26/2016

Additional documents can be viewed under the Resources tab: Reports, Information and Whitepapers…

 

About Us

The Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring trout habitat throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania. Valley Forge Trout Unlimited is an active chapter effectively working to advance conservation efforts and the sport of fly fishing. Its 800-plus members and affiliates are engaged in the fight to preserve our precious cold water resources. All similarly inclined persons are invited to join in our efforts.

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited general meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of June, July, and August.

⇒ NEW NEW Meeting Location! ⇐ Chester Valley Grange Hall, 3285 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
7:30 PM Second Thursday of each month from September – May

Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and terrific members! Click Here for more information

Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters is a nationwide program administered through the Veteran’s Administration that introduces fly fishing to veterans.  Our chapter began this outreach program in 2012 and it is growing rapidly.  Click here for more information how we’re engaging our veterans in this rejuvenating project and how you can take part.

Watershed Management

Our primary mission is to protect Chester County’s watersheds – Valley Creek, West Valley Creek and the Brandywine Creek.  As a result, our conservation efforts are many and varied. Below are the projects and efforts we’re working on currently.

Keeper of the Stream

Valley Creek bisects much of Chester County’s eastern and most populated area.  As such it is most at risk of erosion from storm water run-off and pollution from both point and non-point sources. Our Keeper of the Stream program offers assigned “beats” to volunteers who inspect the stream and report quarterly to the National Park Service at Valley Forge Historical National Park, where Valley Creek runs through to its confluence with the Schuylkill River.

Wilson Farm Park

Tredyffrin Township’s Wilson Farm Park is a large, mostly cleared public park bordered by Route 202 on its south side and the Chesterbrook development on its remaining three sides.  Valley Creek bisects much of the Chesterbrook development before it enters Valley Forge Historical National Park. Such a large, open expanse of land can do more than it currently does to capture and collect storm water before releasing it into drainage systems that ultimately discharge into Valley Creek exacerbating bank erosion. Our efforts include partnering with other local, like minded community and conservation groups to increase the park’s capacity to hold water.  We have planted trees and have installed and maintain a rain garden to capture storm water and thus replenish the aquifer reducing the amount of water that reaches the storm sewer.