Welcome to the Paul H. Young Chapter, Trout Unlimited
Named after Paul H. Young, a cane rod builder and fly-fishing pioneer from Detroit, the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a non-profit grassroots organization in metropolitan Detroit whose mission is to conserve, protect and enhance the watersheds which support wild trout and salmon.
Founded on the banks of the Au Sable River in 1959, Trout Unlimited has grown into a widely influential organization of over 152,000 members, nationwide. The originators of Trout Unlimited knew that what is good for trout is ultimately good for man, and that cold, clean running water is the lifeblood of our planet.
In Michigan, many of our natural resources have been damaged by sand erosion, hydroelectric dams, Antrim oil development, and urban expansion.
Consequently, a legion of the 1100 members of the Paul H. Young Chapter of Trout Unlimited have dedicated countless hours of work on stream projects to help sustain the fragile ecological balance upon which the health of fish depend.
If the present damage to our environment remains unchecked, future generations may never know the pleasure that comes from fishing for trout and salmon at the beautiful places in which they live.
Spring Restoration & Relaxation Weekend - June 3rd - 5th
Hello everyone. Our Spring Work Weekend is quickly approaching and we want to make sure you have a chance to sign up for the fun! Paul H. Young Work Weekends at Camp Wa Wa Sum represent a great opportunity to get your hands dirty while working to protect our cold water fisheries. This year’s first work weekend is scheduled for June 3rd - 5th. This spring we will be spending Saturday morning maintaining Cedars that the Chapter planted in 2005 in the Daisy Bend area on the South Branch of the Au Sable, within the Mason Tract.
In 2005 the tree planting occurred on two different sides of the river. One crew came in from the Hanger area and planted twenty trees and the other crew came in on the north side at Daisy Bend and planted thirty trees. All of these trees are currently growing and some of the original trees have been protected until maturity by larger 6-ft cages. As a chapter we will be spending Saturday morning & mid afternoon maintaining the trees and having a bit of a shore lunch on the river. The later part of the afternoon will be free to chase Brown Trout on streamers or search for a Hendrickson hatch which should be peak about the time we are all up there.
Saturday Night we will all meet back up at the lodge for a campfire and perhaps some beverages on the scenic screened in porch overlooking the Holy Waters. Sunday breakfast will be provided and then all are free to pack up and spend the day on one of the many trout rich waters that surround Wa Wa Sum. This is a great way to get out and enjoy one the Midwest's finest rivers where Trout Unlimited was founded. Cost is $50 per person which includes lodging and meals from Saturday breakfast - Sunday breakfast.
See you up there!
which includes lodging and meals from Saturday breakfast - Sunday breakfast.