Conserve. Protect. Restore.
Welcome to the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter
WILD TROUT ARE OUR PASSION. COLD WATER FISHERIES ARE OUR CAUSE. HEALTHY WATERS ARE OUR GOAL.
TU’s mission is to conserve, protect, restore, and sustain North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. “Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself.” This simple idea launched TU in 1959 and it inspires us still.
Started in 1959 by 16 anglers in Grayling, Michigan who wanted to protect their local river, Trout Unlimited has grown to 300,000 members in almost 400 local chapters throughout the country. Today, TU employs professional scientists, grassroots organizers, lawyers and policy experts, who, together with its grassroots membership and volunteer activists, make TU the nation’s leading river and fisheries conservation organization.
Anyone with the good fortune to fish our fabled Catskill streams does not soon forget the experience. Frequented by angling legends like Theodore Gordon, Lee Wulff, and Art Flick, our waters have historical importance as the “Cradle of American Fly Fishing.” For fifty years, Trout Unlimited has played a leading role in protecting waters like these — the trout and salmon fisheries that are among America’s great national treasures.
- Meetings are open to the public. Most meetings feature speakers and presentations on angling, historical or local conservation and environmental subjects.
- Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
- Due to the COVID pandemic, meetings are being held virtually, via ZOOM. Contact us for a link to the next meeting.
- Meeting 7:00 pm, Program 7:30 pm
- Chapter Schedule
TU is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization
Trout Unlimited is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. 87 cents from every dollar contributed to TU goes directly into conservation programs. Charity Navigator ranks TU as a three star charity.
Photos by Mark Loete.