In the past 40 years SWTU has undertaken dozens of projects to conserve, protect, and restore trout and salmon fisheries. If you’ve caught a fish on Black Earth Creek, Mt. Vernon Creek, Story Creek or many other streams in Southwest Wisconsin, you’ve been helped by the stream improvements the chapter has spearheaded. Maybe you’ve even been involved in some of the work yourself.
Projects take money. Our yearly fundraising efforts, like the Icebreaker and March Madness, provide some funding, but much is also eaten up in yearly expenses. The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to provide a constant reserve devoted solely to projects and initiatives that go to our core mission–preserving and protecting the cold water resource. Except in very special cases, only interest is used, so your contribution is a contribution forever. And you can see it every time you go fishing.
How to Give
Our Endowment Fund started with the Nash Williams bequest and has grown significantly since then. As our endowment grows, so does our ability to take on more and larger projects. So many people have devoted themselves to this chapter over the years and giving to the Endowment Fund is a way to insure that the work continues.
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Show your trouter pride and contribute to Wisconsin TU (each year!) to be used in their mission of protecting, restoring, reconnecting and sustaining Wisconsin’s cold water resources.
Amazon Smile is another way to give Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Set “Trout Unlimited” with the Madison location as your charity and you will be giving to the SWTU with every purchase. It adds up over time!
October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mount Vernon Creek
Work on Mt Vernon Creek, starting at the bridge on Cty. Rd. U and working upstream toward Mt. Vernon. Cty Rd. U is located about 1/2 mile south of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. Extensive clearing of brush and box elders is needed. A woodchipper will be on site, so consider bringing ear protection as well.
October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Gordon Creek, Kriss Marion’s Easement, Blanchardville
Driving west from Madison on Hwy 151, take Hwy 78 south out of Mt. Horeb toward Blanchardville. The worksite is on the north side of Blanchardville. There is no parking available on Hwy 78, you will need to park on Baker Street, also known as Iowa Cty. Rd. F.
Again, Kriss Marion will be providing lunch and refreshments after the workday at her B&B.