Mission: TU 100,000 members are organized into 450+ local chapters nationwide. These volunteer chapters are the "watchdogs" of our rivers and streams. The chapters conduct stream restoration projects, monitor legislation, and fight for "fish friendly" policies with state and local officials. Through its Washington DC-based national headquarters, TU conducts valuable scientific and economic research to foster more enlightened trout and salmon management practices, lobbies to strengthen environmental legislation like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, and provides a voice for its 100,000 members.
Programs: Trout Unlimited, Northern Virginia Chapter's operating programs include:
Classes on flyfishing;
Fish With a Member trips;
Fishing trips for wounded veterans;
... and otherwise supporting the goals of the national Trout Unlimited organization.