Important News...
visit often to keep up on what's happening with the Chapter

Annual Fundraising Banquet

Money raised at the Annual Fundraising Banquet is used for projects
on the Au Sable and Manistee Rivers. (Go to the project list.) 

Mark your calendars now and plan on attending the banquet on May 9
at Treetops Resort east of Gaylord.

Get more details here.

Learn more about the David Ruimveld art form (above) that will be at the banquet.

We have arranged special rates for those wishing to stay at Treetops Resort.

Special Raffle

The Chapter was given a Bob Summers bamboo rod to raise money for conservation projects.
Bob Summers learned to build bamboo rods when working for Paul Young in Detroit. 
Summers now builds rods in Traverse City.

Go here to learn more about this special opportunity.

The drawing for this special raffle will be held at the Old Au Sable Fly Shop on July 25th.
You need not be present to win.

#001 is #1

MITU names Mason-Griffith Founders 2014 Chapter of the Year!

Read the nomination...

First Prize - Bob Summers Bamboo Rod
Second Prize - iPad Mini WiFi
Third Prize - Guided Fishing Trip with Schultz Outfitters

 Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.

Single Raffle Ticket
5 Raffle Tickets

Join Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter 

Use the link below to join TU and be assigned to Mason-Griffith Founders Chapter.
After clicking on the link, scroll down to Michigan and pick #001.

Join TU.

2015 Chapter Projects

The Chapter has a busy field season planned with their own projects or showing up to help other groups with their projects.

Go to the project list.

Great New Website

Craig Porter has been really busy lately videoing what's happening on the Upper Au Sable River.

Craig says "On you'll find stories about the famed Au Sable River-- the fishing, the fishers, the ecosystem, and the ongoing efforts of many dedicated men and women to protect this amazing resource."

Visit Au Sable Trout now.

Chapter Youth Programs

The Chapter is working hard to involve local youth in cold water conservation activities. 

One activity, Kid's Fly Tying, just finished a second very successful year. As many as nine Grayling Middle School students stayed after school on Wednesdays to tie. Mark Hendricks was the lead instructor and was assisted by Karen Harrison, Jim Wilkinson, Paul Messack, Bob Andrus, Marie Harrington, and David Smith.

A second activity, Trout in the Classroom, is in its sixth year. Two GMS classrooms and one Roscommon High School are raising brown trout from eggs to fry using equipment purchased and maintained by the Chapter. Visit Mrs. Wilkinson's website to follow along.

MGFTU is a proud partner of the Au Sable River Watershed Committee.
Visit the ASWRC website here and their facebook page here.

Michigan House of Representatives: Contact Your Rep                  
               Michigan Senate: Contact Your Senator

Chapter Strategic Plan     Chapter By-Laws
updated 1/2014