This collaboration of organizations and people worked together to engage the watershed’s community to empower new and existing river stewards.
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
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.
Webinar: Update on White River watershed
In this webinar, TU's Jake Lemon shows us the data available on the White River, and where the gaps are. TU is tracking things like water temperature, stream crossings, and woody debris.
White River webinar on March 16
SWMTU and national Trout Unlimited in Michigan are placing extra focus on the White River. That means coordinating stakeholders, conducting monitoring efforts, and implementing projects in the watershed.
TU asks “Is the White River the next famous Michigan trout water?”
Because of its amazing potential, TU and many other stakeholders are putting a lot of effort in restoring the White River.