Welcome to the Drift   | A message from our Chapter President

 Every month we’ll be posting current information as it relates to our chapter from a local, regional, and national perspective. If there are items that you would like discussed or particular questions relating to our chapter, please contact me.


Tom Schnadt
President, Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Holiday Conservation Banquet:
Kiap’s Conservation Banquet is rapidly approaching. The date is Thursday, December 7. Seating is limited to 120 guests. Please make your reservation now for this important fundraising and fun social event. If you can’t attend we have a limited number of raffle tickets available—a $20 Norling bamboo rod ticket or a $10 Yeti 65-gallon cooler ticket. If you’d like to buy one (or more!) contact Tom Schnadt by e-mail at thschnad@hotmail.com.
University of Wisconsin River Falls Field Trip:
A second UWRF class toured the Trimbelle/Holst project site this fall. Twenty-eight students from Eric Sanden’s Foundations of Ecological Restoration class viewed the project on October 17. Mark Biel, Pierce County District Conservationist, explained how Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding helped pay for the project and how this program is valuable in supporting soil and water conservation. Nate Anderson with the WDNR explained the specific features of the project and how they improve the stream habitat. I shared TU’s mission to protect, reconnect and restore our local coldwater fisheries. At least half of the students added their names to Kiap’s volunteer list.
Year-end TU report:
Each year every TU chapter submits a year-end report. Some of the highlights of Kiap’s 2016-2017 report include over 4,000 volunteer hours logged, 2 projects, 13 educational programs, 5 outreach events and over 400 student contacts. Thanks to all Kiap-TU-Wish volunteers for all you do to support our chapter activities.
2018 Wisconsin TU State Banquet:
The state banquet is Saturday, February 3. I have a limited number of tickets. Banquet tickets purchased prior to December 31 include ten (free) raffle tickets. Contact me to buy banquet tickets either by phone 651-245-5163 or by email at thschnad@hotmail.com.

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