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Saturday, June 16, 2012


Meeting Notice

The Northshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to invite you to our meeting on December 10, 2013 at 7pm. We will be electing new Board of Directors at this meeting. We are accepting nomination for Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. There are also other spots available on the board for members that want to help direct the Chapters focus in conservation and other projects. We need more member participation this year, please consider helping us.
The meeting will also serve to open the floor to members who are interested in being involved with the chapter’s projects. We welcome all members that are interested to attend. All of our meetings are open to all members, and we encourage you to come to a meeting, we normally meet on the first Tuesday or each month at 7pm. Meeting notices and updates on Chapter events can be found at:

The meeting is December 10 at 7pm at:
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

I hope to see you there. Thanks!
Chris Tompkins, President NS-TU

Mission: Trout Unlimited is North America’s leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. The organization has more than 130,000 members in 450 chapters in North America.

North-shore TU Kids Fishing Clinic 2012

The chapter recently hosted the 2012 Kids fishing clinic at Tracy Owen Station in Kenmore.  The kids were in full force, it was a great day.  We estimated that about 200 kids turned out for the annual event. There were lots of happy faces and everyone seemed to have fun catching the stocked trout.  Thanks to all our volunteers that helped make this years event a success, it was a lot of fun.  Thanks also to the WDFW for suppling the trout, several of the fish were over 5 lbs.  We plan to host the event again next year in early June, check back for announcements.  This is a great event to introduce kids to fishing.
Here are some photos of this years event.
Fish ON!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kids Fish-In 2012

Our annual Kids Fish-In is on Saturday June 2nd, 2012, from 8am to 12am.  The event is sponsored by our chapter and has been a annual event for over 25 years.  The chapter will provide all the fishing gear, bait and fish, we just need to you to bring the kids (ages 4-12) to attend.  The event is held at the Tracy Owen station in Kenmore WA, and is free and open to the public.  This is an event for the kids, we encourage the parents to help the kids but please remember that it is for the kids, let them handle the poles and catch the fish.  The chapter will also provide prizes for the children and have some food at the end of the event.  We would like to thank WDFW for their generous donation of the trout for this years events, as well as all of our Trout Unlimited volunteers from the North-Shore chapter.  We will post photos from the event on our Blog, be sure to check back later.
Fish On Kids!

Directions to the park:
Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park
61st Ave NE & NE 175th St
Kenmore, WA 98028

Tracy Owen Station

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Earth Day Tree planting at Barr Creek on 4-22-12

Our Earth-Day tree planting outing this year was a big success.  We had over 20 volunteers come out to Barr Creek to participate.  A total of 160 native potted plants were planted as well as over 300 live stakes of Willow and Cottonwood. The chapter received a matching grant from the Washington State council of Trout Unlimited for the purchase of the plants and materials for this years work.  Trout Unlimited members, family and friends helped to plant the trees and other plants, cut back the blackberries, install anti-beaver fencing, and pound in the live stakes.  It was a hot sunny day and everyone seemed to have a good time getting involved.  The kids got involved too, it was great to see the interest that they shared for helping our environment. The North-Shore chapter has been working to restore Barr and Kissey creeks for over 15 years now and the project is really paying off.  Some of the trees are getting over 40 feet high and the area is really blossoming up with the native plants. There were lots of baby Coho and other fish swimming around as we worked.  Thank you to all our hard working volunteers for making this years planting a great event.  We will be continuing the work again this fall and next year.
Thanks everyone!

Chris Tompkins