The West Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited (WDTU - chapter #130) was founded in 1975 and has over 900 members. WDTU,West Denver Trout Unlimited serves the western Metro Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Morrison, Englewood, Littleton, Wheatridge, and Arvada. WDTU holds a free meeting each month on the first Wednesday at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden CO.
The address is 710 10th St. Each meeting has a social hour and a short business meeting followed by a featured speaker. While many presentations have an angling theme and are meant to entertain, there are also presentations on Colorado legislative initiatives and other conservation issues such as: improved access to public property, minimum in-stream flows, whirling disease, and the reintroduction of the endangered green-backed cutthroat trout.
Other chapter events and activities include: an annual chapter fishing trip, picnic, and fly-tying clinic various habitat and stream improvement projects in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Forest Service, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and fly-tying and angling clinics for local Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, and public schools.
Denver Trout unlimited,WDTU, is partnered with the Jefferson County School System and actively supports the Outdoor Education Laboratory at Windy Peak. Members helped to install mobile classrooms, built handicapped-accessible decks and fishing piers, and provided a fully stocked fly-tying classroom along with fishing rods and reels. Volunteers also provide fishing and fly-tying instruction to student interns and support various other Windy Peak activities. For more information on WDTU or on up-coming events and activities, contact any Board or committee member.