SWMTU board member Dave Helder has long been the chapter's primary contact for area schools in the Salmon in the Classroom program.
SWMTU’s mission is 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.
This map shows the chapter’s geographic footprint and the rivers that are a focus of ours.
You can learn more about the chapter’s activities by following our conservation thread on this website, or by reviewing the following pages detailing various partnerships and environmental recommendations.
To get involved, or to get more information on these projects, please contact us.
Current Conservation Projects
Kent County Brook Trout Project
Muskegon River Temperature Logging
Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Trees planted along Gougeburg Landing
This new park along the Rogue River features great access to the river.
Tree planting along Pratt Lake Drain
A big thank you to Josh Zuiderveen for organizing a successful tree and shrub planting effort along the Pratt Lake Drain on April 22, 2023.
2022 White River Watershed Collaborative Highlights
This collaboration of organizations and people worked together to engage the watershed’s community to empower new and existing river stewards.
Volunteers needed for White River Cleanup
Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited and the White River Watershed Collaborative will host a stream cleanup event on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
White River cleanup set for May 14
Please register for this important cleanup on the White River.