Clackamas Trout Unlimited volunteers for 14th year

Oct 21, 2013
Members of the Clackamas River Trout Unlimited come each year to volunteer and we couldn't appreciate their support more!

Members of the Clackamas River Trout Unlimited (TU) were on hand to remove fencing from Whychus Canyon Preserve and willow caging at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. This is the 14th year the group has traveled to Central Oregon to camp, fish, and volunteer with the Land Trust.

"The group is always extremely hard working," said Ashley Lowrey, land steward for the Land Trust. "Several years ago, TU members helped install cages around some young willows at Camp Polk Meadow. This year, they got to see how much those willows have grown as they removed the protective cages. It's fun that they got to see the project full circle."

The TU members volunteered for two days with the Land Trust and then finished their time in Central Oregon fishing in Whychus Canyon. The work projects focused on improving fish and wildlife habitat and were part of Clackamas River TU's Oregon State Project, an initiative they began years ago in partnership with the Land Trust. Through the Oregon State Project, TU members have volunteered with the Land Trust annually at various preserves and properties.

"We are very grateful for the support of the Clackamas River Trout Unlimited," said executive director, Brad Chalfant. "Anglers like the Clackamas TU chapter are uniquely positioned to observe and understand the importance of healthy streamside vegetation. Their awareness and dedication keeps them coming back year after year and it's this sort of passion and persistence that has helped us achieve ambitious plans for conservation in Central Oregon."