Author: SWMTU Admin

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Education

In addition to ongoing education efforts with our membership, the SWMTU chapter supports education in schools. Since 1987, the chapter has funded the Cornelius M. Schrems Scholarship at Michigan State University. It is awarded annually to a current MSU student of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife who works toward the mission of SWMTU. This...

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Cornelius Schrems Award

CORNELIUS M. SCHREMS AWARD – PAST WINNERS “Recognition of outstanding service to fellow fishermen through extraordinary contributions to the arts, skills, and lore of trout fishing.” 1975-Dick Nelson1976-Carl Richards1977-Art Neuman1978-Zimmie Nolph1979-Bob Philip1980-Blake Forslund1981-Honorable John D. Voelker1982-Dick Pobst1983-Cal Gates1984-not awarded1985-Dennis Potter1986-Paul Younggren1987-not awarded1988-Dick Norton1989-Jerry Holwerda1990-Dick Wilson1991-Fred Oswalt1992-Glen Blackwood1993-Robert McKeon1994-Wade Seley1995-Matt Supinski1996-Dr. Bud Kanouse1997-Clark Benton1998-Bruce Richards1999-Howard Meyerson2000-Philip...

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C. R. Evenson Award

PAST WINNERS “Recognition of contributions towards preserving the environment.” 1971-Peter Steketee 1972-Henry Westerville 1973-Glen Sheppard 1974-Will Wolfe 1975-Hillary Snell 1976-Roger Conner 1977-Joan Wolfe 1978-Wes Cooper 1979-not awarded 1980-John Tanton 1981-Ken Sikkema 1982-Jack Schaley 1983-Dave Smethurst 1984-not awarded 1985-Ben Maylar 1986-Dick Buss 1987-Henry Zeman 1988-M.S.U. 1989-Jon Bachelder 1990-Rusty Gates 1991-Pere Marquette Watershed Council 1992-West Michigan Environmental...

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Founding of TU

Courtesy of Bob McKeon I wanted to share with SWMTU members this letter. This is a copy of the original letter of the first recognized meeting by the founding members of Trout Unlimited. July 15th is considered by national as TU Day which was founded in 1959 in Grayling, Michigan. I have a collection of...

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Schrems name

WMTU TO BE CALLED SCHREMS WEST MICHIGAN TROUT UNLIMITED First published December 2000 For the past 38 years, West Michigan Trout Unlimited has furthered the noble cause of cold water fishery conservation. All of the financial contributions, in-stream work projects, and efforts to educate and develop future generations of conservation-oriented fly fishers are a testimonial...

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History

West Michigan TU … Those Early Years by Dick Nelson Courtesy of MICHIGAN TROUT, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 1992 Edition Dick Nelson has been involved in Trout Unlimited from almost its inception. As a founding member of one of the nation’s earliest TU chapters, the West Michigan Chapter, based in Grand Rapids, Nelson is...

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About Us

The Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited chapter was founded in 1962 because of the concerns for the health of our local streams and the wild trout that live in them. Our chapter, since its beginning, has been involved with many activities from river clean-up, stream monitoring, bank erosion and its reconstruction, fish shocking, invertebrate studies...

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Fly Fishing Film Tour – April 2

Thursday, April 2 at 7pm Wealthy Theatre 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids 2009 Films Lineup Here is the list of films from the 2009 Fly Fishing Film Tour. For more info visit: www.FlyFishingFilmTour.com Confluence Films: “Drift” A stunning visual journey, DRIFT takes you on a cinematic adventure across the flats of Belize and the...

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Mission

WMTU MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS Adopted 1999 Mission Statement To conserve, protect and restore West Michigan’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds and to provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning coldwater fisheries and the techniques and the sport of trout fishing. Vision Statement The West Michigan Chapter of Trout Unlimited looks to an...