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.
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.
Our next general meeting will be held on
Thursday, September 14, 7:30 PM
at a NEW location:
The Barn at Upland Farm Park
301 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Note: No general meetings are held in June, July and August
Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and terrific members! Click Here for more information
Recordings of our February 2022 Fly Tying meeting with Matt Grobert can be found here
- 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 in Chester County
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trout In The Classroom
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited sponsors a number of TIC programs in local schools. Click here to learn more.
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 on how we’re engaging our veterans in this rejuvenating project and how you can take part.
VFTU’s Online Store is Now Open!
Go to https://store.travelchamps.com/vftu/shop/home to check it out
STREAM Girls Program Empowers Today’s Girls to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders
Like mayflies popping off the water in the summer sun, 20 Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes swarm the…
Valley Creek Monitoring Station Installed
The first of the Stroud Water Research Center Mayfly Data Loggers was installed in Valley Creek on September…
Article about VFTU published in The Hunt Magazine
Check out this very nice article: http://www.thehuntmagazine.com/feature/2019/08/valley-forge-trout-unilimited-conservation/
Tredyffrin’s Changing Streams
On April 22, 2019, Pete Goodman representing the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership made a presentation to the Tredyffrin…
VFTU Action Items
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