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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. 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.
Our Next General Membership Meeting will be held on
Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM
at the Chester Valley Grange
3285 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Rick Nyles will give us an update on what’s happening at PATU. Rick has been guiding fishermen all over the state since 1999 and founded Sky Blue Outfitters, a Gold Level Trout Unlimited Endorsed Guide Business.
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited general meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Thursday of each month from September through May. There is no general meeting in March due to the Trout Show.
Recordings of our February Fly Tying meeting with Matt Grobert can be found here
Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and terrific members! Click Here for more information
- Conserve, protect and restore cold water fisheries and their watersheds, principally in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
- Encourage proper land, water, fish and wildlife management and conservation.
- Promote and assist in the education of all citizens as to the need for preservation of the environment in as natural state as possible.
- Promote the philosophy, objectives and activities of Trout Unlimited.
Brook trout are under significant pressure in Chester County, PA due to habitat loss and degradation that started with deforestation and agricultural development in the 1700s, and increased with more recent suburban development.
Our overarching goals are to preserve current brook trout habitat where populations currently occur in Chester County, and to reestablish brook trout where conditions are appropriate. Read more here.
Stream Data Monitoring
Partnering with Stroud Water Research, we have placed monitoring devices in several locations in Valley Creek. Data is fed back to Stroud for analysis. These sensors require periodic maintenance, so ir you would like to get involved, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Macro Invertebrate Study
Aquatic insects are being collected and sent for identification from sites in Valley Creek, Pine Creek, Pickering Creek and two tributaries to Pickering that run through the Bryn Coed Preserve on a regular basis. If you are interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited sponsors a number of TIC programs in local schools. Click here to learn more.
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 on how we’re engaging our veterans in this rejuvenating project and how you can take part.
On April 22, 2019, Pete Goodman representing the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership made a presentation to the Tredyffrin…
On April 16, 2019, the intermunicipal Valley Creek Restoration Partnership (VCRP) received one of the 2019 Governor’s Awards…
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited volunteers put on a fly fishing course for Youth Conservation Corps high school students…
Yellow Springs Farm has introduced a new cheese. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to VFTU….
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