Fall Seminar: State of the Trout

Here’s a great opportunity to get an update on Trout Unlimited issues on the state and local level, and see some of the fantastic fishing opportunities in the northern part of the state.

On Monday, October 23 we’ll have three guest speakers: Dr. Bryan Burroughs, Executive Director of Michigan Trout Unlimited, Brian Kozminski of True North Trout, and Nichol De Mol of the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative. Bryan and Nichol will update you on water conservation issues concerning TU, and “Koz” will bring along awesome fishing pics. Each speaker will be available for questions and answers.

Also, there will be a door prize drawing of a half day float from True North Trout.  The drawing will occur at the end of the programs and you must be present to win.

DATE: Monday, October 23, 2017
TIME: Doors open at 7pm. Salad and The Mitten award-winning pizza buffet at 7:30pm. Program begins at 8pm.
LOCATION: The Mitten Brewing Company, (upstairs event room), 527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids
COST: Price is $18 per person (including tax and gratuity). Cash bar available.
RESERVATIONS: Limited to 65 attendees and reservations are highly recommended. Please make payment and reservation through the Pay Pal form below.


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About the Speakers

Dr. Bryan Burroughs is the Executive Director of Michigan Trout Unlimited, the statewide council of Michigan TU Chapters, and has served in that role since 2007. Bryan has a PhD in Fisheries from Michigan State University, and received the chapter’s Schrems Scholarship during that time. Part of his role working for MITU is staying on-top of coldwater conservation issues that affect our waters throughout the state. Bryan will be speaking about several of the top statewide issues affecting our waters from last year and next year, along with answering questions from the audience about any issues attendees have questions about.

Brian “Koz” Kozminski of True North Trout guide service will be on-hand discussing the variety of rivers and fishing north of the 45th parallel. From the popular upper Manistee River to the lesser-known Pigeon, Maple, Jordan, Black, and Sturgeon rivers, northern Michigan has every type of water to satisfy your fly fishing appetite.

Nichol De Mol has worked for Trout Unlimited since 2010 as the Project Manager for the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative, and has been a Watershed Project Manager for over 13 years. She has a Master of Science in Biology from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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