October was TU's Make-a-Difference


 Month.


 Dakota TU completed two conservation projects.  We 


participated in the SD GFP's Adopt-A-Lake program and 


the Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup.  


Dakota TU adopted Lake Vermillion and did a clean up of


the East and West boat ramps plus the spillway and damn


areas on Saturday October 3, 2020.


The Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup event was 


on Saturday October 10, 2020


We picked up trash along a 2.5 mile stretch of Skunk 


Creek and the Big Sioux


River from Dunham Park to 49th Street.


Job Well done!  Thank you to all the members who


participated.





Our Annual Chapter Fishing Trip to the Black Hills

is in the bag!

When was it:  June 12, 13 & 14, 2020

Where was it:  Whispering Pines Campground & RV 

Park

The weather was awesome as was the trout fishing!

Make Plans to Join-in next year! 








Great News!  We received a donation of 10 awesome 

Quest Fly Rod outfits from 

L.L.Bean to support our chapter's Youth/Veterans fishing 

and casting events and our other great programs!  Each 

year we use these donated fly rods to connect more

people to fishing with the hope that they, too, will come to 

care as much about conserving our local rivers as 

possible.  Join us at our next event or meeting to make a 

difference and be part of the fun!  #LLBeanTU  

#troutunlimited  #tuvolunteer


   


     Hey Dakota TU members!  The new 

Chapter caps with our New Logo are

available for purchace ($20).  Bring cash or 

check to the meeting and get your new

cap.  Members that want a cap but can-

not come to any meetings we'll send it for

the purchase price of $25 (this will include 

price of the cap and shipping). 

We have "Swag" for purchase too, all

with the Dakota TU logo:  Caps (tan)-$10, 

T-shirts-$10, Flasks-$10, Mugs-$10, &

Backpacks-$2.  Great gifts for someone

or yourself!


PROJECT HEALING WATERS


Dakota Trout Unlimited has formed a partnership with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  Project Healing Waters is a national organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of our nation's disabled veterans and active duty service personnel through involvement in fishing related activities.  Some of these activities include fly tying, rod building, casting and fishing instruction and fishing outings.


Project Healing Waters needs volunteers to assist the participants with the various activities.  More importantly, we need more VETERANS to participate.  Please help us spread the word!


The Sioux Falls area PHWFF chapter normally meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus.  If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or know of a veteran who might benefit from becoming involved as a participant, please contact Nick Bentele by email at nsbentele@fnbsf.com or by phone at 605-201-1602 .


For more on the Project Healing Waters organization visit their web site at http://www.projecthealingwaters.org.

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