In June 2015 Spokane Women on the Fly (SWOTF) and the Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited Chapter (SFTU) joined forces, becoming a part of the Women’s Initiative of Trout Unlmited.
What is Trout Unlimited (TU)? It’s an American non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, other aquatic species and people. TU is an organization with more than 150,000 members divided into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska.
The SFTU Chapter is our local chapter with an emphasis in conserving the Spokane River and all of its tributaries. Some of the many activities SFTU participates in are Willow Tree Planting, Hazel Creek wet-land cleanup, “Willow Warriors” as well as river clean-ups and other events with the Spokane Riverkeeper.
The joining of the two organizations was a no brainer. SWOTF can help bring some enthusiasm and new ideas to the SFTU. Families are welcomed and encouraged. SWOTF will be the Women’s Initiative Committee of SFTU. Nothing changes with who we are and what we do. We will still run the same way.
This benefits us in many ways. Donations for SWOTF will now be a tax write-off. We will be a part of a very well respected organization and a portion of the membership dues are kept within the local chapter.
Membership with Trout Unlimited is not required but encouraged. SFTU has graciously agreed to pay for any women’s membership this year. To get your free 2015 Tout Unlimited Membership please email Hilary Hart, SWOTF TU Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of Joining Trout Unlimited
- You will receive a free membership for 2015 courtesy of the Spokane Falls TU Chapter
- All donations to SWOTF will now be a write-off
- Monthly Subscription to TROUT Magazine
- Conserving the land and rivers we all utilize and want be able to use the rest of our lives.
SWOTF/Spokane Falls Chapter Trout Unlimited – Monthly Meetings
June-August is a social event usually held at a local brewery or restaurant. Check out Meet-Up for the latest event information. http://www.meetup.com/Spokane-Falls-Trout-Unlimited/.
June 7th, 2016
July 5th, 2016
August 2nd, 2016