Potomac-Patuxent Chapter Trout Unlimited

We meet the third Wednesday of every month (except June, July, August and December) at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Each meeting features a topic that will increase your knowledge of trout fisheries, improve your angling abilities, or update you on cold water fishery conservation activities. Also, at our chapter meetings, chapter members may borrow from our trout fisher's library of videos and books. Our mentor program, which takes members to nearby trout streams, is a great way to become familiar with our streams as well as the tactics and techniques to be successful. The Chapter also hosts monthly outings to various streams. Between monthly meetings, we meet (exchange information) electronically on our chapter listserver. To subscribe, send an email from the email account you want added to the listserver, to ppctu-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
Our conservation activities are fueled by a combination of in-kind contributions (e.g., members' voluntary labor) and money from chapter fund-raising activities (e.g., raffles, book sales and library rental fees), grants, and to a small extent, by fractional rebates of your TU national dues.
Our chapter's activities are focused primarily on trout waters on the northern fringe of the Metropolitan Washington area; the upper Patuxent, the Middle/Little Patuxent, the Paint Branch, and the Northwest Branch. Our stewardship of these streams includes protection, restoration and improvement of the wild trout habitats in the Paint Branch and the headwaters of the Patuxent River, plus stocking of hatchery-raised trout in habitats that support trout on a more seasonal basis. These stewardships have materially helped to maintain trout populations that provide both educational and recreational resources nearby the homes of our members. Through our chapter's association with other TU chapters in the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited we coordinate with and participate in conservation projects in trout-bearing watersheds throughout Maryland, and recently in the Maryland Brook Trout Alliance. Please give back to these special local areas through participation in our conservation activities.
Trout Unlimited is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) conservation organization whose mission is to "conserve, protect, and restore cold water fisheries and their watersheds." The Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited is chartered by the national organization of Trout Unlimited (National Trout Unlimited) and the PPTU specific bylaws may be found at PPTU Bylaws.