About SVTU

The Seneca Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SVTU) is a local voice of National Trout Unlimited. TU' vision is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Membership Area

Our core membership area stretches from the Washington Beltway to Hancock MD and includes western Montgomery, southern Frederick, and Washington Counties. We also welcome members from anywhere outside this geographic area.

What we do

SVTU supports the national vision in the following ways:

  • Our chapter helps both financially and with volunteer hours to assist with restoration activities on Beaver Creek in Washington County
  • Our volunteers help with maintenance activities on Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, southern Catoctin brook trout streams in Frederick County and maintenance of warmwater streams like Great Seneca Creek and areas of the Potomac River
  • Youth fly-tying and fishing education events, adult fly tying, and assistance to Project Healing Waters events with our partner organizations
  • Social events and our annual BBQ for members and guests

Stay Up-to-Date

Seneca Valley TU has an email list that is not shared and/or sold, period. We use it to let members know about upcoming meetings, events and outings. Join our notice-only e-mail list at svtroutunlimited@gmail.com.

Effective September 2014, we will no longer be sending out newsletters via US mail. All newsletters will be sent via email. If you wish to get an email, please join our email list.

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Mark Your Calendar

Visit Events & Meetings for all current listings & meeting info.

Chapter Meeting, Tuesday,
October 27 with Dave Cleaves.

September newsletter


When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, click here (you will be redirected to National TU).


To Charles August who received the “Citizen Recognition Award” from the Mid-Atlantic Council of TU.

The “Adaptive Caster”

This will be a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves. Read about “Weighty AdjustmentsFind out more.


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Warren Junium
Secretary: Charles August
Treasurer: Nate Wallace

Board Members

Dave Cleaves, Jack Higgins
John Lachin, Dale Thatcher,
Tom Vegella