Board Meeting Summary: August 1, 2023

SWMTU Board Meeting

Summary of Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2023


The Cast n’ Blast event held in July generated a net income of $4,490.00 for our TU chapter. These funds are earmarked for youth projects and events, an example being our sponsoring of 20 area schools with the Salmon in the Classroom program. Schrems wants to thank all those who attended and contributed toward making this a great success.

On June 8, 2023 the Orvis Company presented Schrems TU a check for $10,028.00 as part of their Orvis Giveback Days. These funds will be used to fund future stream projects.


Bigelow Creek – a meeting will take place in Michigan Trout Unlimited’s Kristin Thomas on August 12, 2023 with the goal of obtaining permits to place up to 12 Wing Dams in lower Bigelow Creek.

Barkley Creek – Trout Unlimited is seeking permission from landowners on Barkley Creek to gain access for heavy equipment for the removal of a broken concrete and steel dam. Funds have been approved for this project with work to be carried out by South Peat Environmental LLC along with Dean’s Excavating.

Nash Creek – 5 temperature loggers have been placed in Nash Creek near Cedar Springs, with removal to take place this fall and data collected.

Upcoming Events

White River Cleanup – this will take place on this fall. Volunteers would be welcomed. Further information will follow on our website.

Rogue River Cleanup – will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Again volunteers are welcomed. More information is on the website.

2023 Schrems Christmas party – Schrems is planning on holding its annual holiday get together at the Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, December 5. Details with follow on our website as we get closer to the event.
2024 Annual Fundraising Banquet – will be held at the Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

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