Trout Unlimited’s newest chapter, the Corvallis-based Bluebacks, will have their May chapter meeting tonight from 7-9pm at Cascadia Fly Shop (900 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis). The meeting will start with a summary of TU’s legislative efforts this session in Salem, and will continue with committee work sessions to make progress on ongoing education, conservation, and fundraising efforts.
Whether or not you can make tonight’s meeting, mark your calendars for The Blueback’s first fundraiser, The Blackmouth Bash, scheduled for May 29th from 6-9pm at Downward Dog in Corvallis. The Bash will celebrate the arrival of Chinook salmon in local river systems and bid farewell to the many Corvallis-based guides heading to Alaska for the summer season. For $15, your entry ticket gets you two drinks, courtesy of Calapooia Brewery and Two Towns Cider, free appetizers courtesy of Downward Dog, and entry into a raffle for TU swag and other prizes. Come enjoy local drinks, great food, and swap some fishing stories, all while supporting local conservation and education efforts.