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41st Annual Bitterroot Trout Unlimited Fundraiser
For the last 40 years, BRTU has had a fundraiser, and for the last 20+ years this has been a fall banquet in September or October. With much regret, plans for the 41st annual event in October had to be scrapped due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board decided it was not prudent to convene 200 or so people while community based transmission of the virus continues in Western Montana. In addition, a number of businesses, artists and craftspersons had been severely impacted, and we were reluctant to do wide scale solicitation.
After due consideration, we have decided to hold an on-line auction November 12-16. And just as is the case for a regular banquet, you won't have to be a TU member to participate.
The banquets have been our only fundraiser each year to support our education programs, like Bitterroot Buggers and Trout in the Classroom, as well as our conservation and restoration projects like the fish screens being installed in the West Fork and East Fork this month. So, we hope that you will continue to support us during this unusual time.
About Bitterroot Trout Unlimited
SINCE 1974, BITTERROOT TROUT UNLIMITED IS DEVOTED TO CONSERVE, PROTECT, AND RESTORE THE BITTERROOT RIVER’S COLD WATER FISHERY AND ITS WATERSHED.
OUR WORK INCLUDES:
ADVOCATING FOR CLEAN WATER, ROBUST STREAM FLOWS, HEALTHY HABITAT, AND NATURALLY FUNCTIONING BITTERROOT WATERSHED AND FLOODPLAIN
PROMOTING FISHERY MANAGEMENT THAT PRESERVES AND IMPROVES POPULATIONS OF WILD FISH, WITH A PRIORITY ON NATIVE SPECIES, SUCH AS WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT TROUT AND BULL TROUT
WORKING WITH AGENCIES AND LANDOWNERS TO CONDUCT PROJECTS ACROSS THE BITTERROOT DRAINAGE THAT RESTORE WATER QUALITY, STREAMFLOWS, HEALTHY RIPARIAN HABITATS AND NATURAL STREAM FUNCTION
DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF ANGLERS TO ACCESS THE BITTERROOT’S STREAMS AND RIVER FOR FISHING AND OTHER RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN WATER AND HEALTHY WILD FISHERIES