Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Trout Unlimited Program to Serve Veterans

News from www.anglingtrade.comTrout Unlimited (TU) announces a new Veterans Service Program that will serve U.S. veterans throughout the country, through conservation projects and fly fishing instruction.

I imagine TU will following the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program model. The project will work with veteran rehabilitation groups, assisting their rehabilitation after physical and emotional injuries.  Besides the therapeutic value of fly fishing, veterans will be introduced to TU’s mission conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Alan Folger of Hendersonville, N.C. is the project’s program coordinator.  (I don't have any other contact info.)

This is so new it's not posted on TU's web site, and like all new programs it will take a while for it to get going.  These type of programs always need volunteers and the success this or any program will depend on volunteers who want to give back.  I can't think of a finer group to give back to.  If your TU chapter starts a Veterans Service Program, please get involved.

In full disclousue I'm the former NLC representative for New Jersey and serve on Central Jersey's chapter's board and a life member.

1 comment:

  1. I'm all for anything we can do to help. I'm going to check with my local chapter and see what I can do.