Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited receives national awardHudson-based Kiap-TU-Wish was recently honored as one of the top Trout Unlimited chapters in the country at the TU National annual meeting in Asheville, N.C.
Hudson-based Kiap-TU-Wish was recently honored as one of the top Trout Unlimited chapters in the country at the TU National annual meeting in Asheville, N.C.
Kiap-TU-Wish was awarded the Silver Trout award, for a range of education, restoration, and advocacy efforts in recent years. The award is the second highest award given each year to a TU chapter At the Trout Unlimited national meeting. Tom Henderson, Chapter Vice President, attended the convention and accepted the award for the chapter. “This is truly an honor. It speaks highly of the work done by all of the chapter members and volunteers,” Henderson stated.
At the state level, Kiap-TU-Wish has won the top chapter award from the Wisconsin State TU Council in 2010, 1999, and 1996.
A TU chapter of about 280 members, Kiap-TU-Wish carries out TU’s mission of protecting coldwater resources in Wisconsin’s west central counties, along the Upper Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Four major rivers dominate the region, and chapter’s name reflects theirs: KInnickinnic-Apple-WIllow-Rush. The eastward push of development from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul threatens formerly rural lands, bringing with them stormwater runoff, groundwater depletion, road-building and other vexing challenges for coldwater streams and wetlands.
Chapter meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month (September to May) at Bob Smith’s Sportsman’s Club in downtown Hudson. Meetings start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.