Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update on Hearing for Pigeon River Dam Removal

The hearing on this matter took place yesterday, and no rulings were made by the court at that time. It appears that the Judge is going to allow MITU to file a response brief, which will then be considered by the Judge along with the brief from Golden Lotus/Song of the Morning Ranch. We should have some type of ruling within the next month. I will keep everyone posted with further developments...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hearing in the Pigeon River/Golde Lotus Dam Case

FYI to all Chapter members and all others who may be interested in the outcome of this issue:

There will be a hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9 a.m. at the circuit court in downtown Gaylord. The court will be hearing motions on the issue of complete dam removal. We are encouraging anyone who is in the area and available on that date to stop by the courthouse and watch the proceedings from the gallery. A strong showing of support would go a long way toward demonstrating to the judge, the State of Michigan, and Golden Lotus that the public is watching this case and is paying attention to how it turns out.


George Mertz
Headwaters Chapter Secretary

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Second Gathering of 2010... Tying it on!

Larry Hull of Indian River was the presenter this evening for our second "Tie-One-On" session. You can see more of his antics at the following...

The staff of the "Inn-the-Woods' have been great to date and our participants have had rave reviews for the staff and setting in Michawye'. Consider coming to visit us for our next session on Thursday, February 4th, 2010!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 - A New Year!! Let's Tie-One-On!

Friends, supporters and general members of the Chapter gathered together this eveining for the first of several fly-tying instructionals... A great turnout indeed! Look for additional updates on this and other Chapter events as 2010 gets fully unbderway...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

TU National Celebration in Michigan

The 50 Year Celebration of Trout Unlimited is culminating today with the annual board meeting in Traverse City; meanwhile we've some photographic evidence of our local chapters involvement in a successful week-long gathering!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reeling & Healing with Headwaters TU

A number of Directors and general members of the Headwaters Chapter have volunteered time and talent to aid others in need...

One of those organizations is a womens cancer recovery group known as Reeling & Healing... you can find more about them and their mission by visiting their web-site site.

Member Dr. Robert Slezak, together with Directors Dave Smethurst and Lance Weyeneth spent some time in waders while a couple dozen participants were introduced to the Au Sable River and the joys of fly-fishing!

Reeling & Healing holds several gatherings each summer. 15-20 cancer survivors and those currently battling the disease are able to soothe their minds and bodies together with an opportunity to meet others and share in the joy of discovery during a challenging time.

This session was held at Gates Au Sable Lodge on he fabled banks of the Au Sable's Holy waters just east of Grayling.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thunder Bay River Clean-Up in Alpena!

A quick word regarding a fine day on Saturday in Alpena... And props to Director Nathan Skibbee for organizing a well-run event!

Nearly 25 volunteers spent the afternoon yesterday under blue bird skies on the lower portion of the Thunder Bay River in downtown Alpena. The Chapter received tremendous exposure through Nathans' efforts including front page coverage from the local paper and television station. I personally read a snippet in the Detriot Free Press and heard a twenty-second spot on Friday morning broadcast by a radio station based in Traverse City and Petoskey.

The Chapters efforts resulted in a much cleaner river from the 9th Street dam to the mouth at Lake Huron! Look for additional photos on our photo gallery on Chapters web-site at