Trout On-Line Virtual Award / Fundraiser Event

On behalf of the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited, we invite you to our first-ever VIRTUAL Trout On-Line Award / Fundraiser Event next week on Monday, October 26, 2020. 


Here are the ways you can participate:


1) Join us live!

Please register in advance for this virtual event hosted on October 26 by your board members and supporters! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

There will be awards, updates on our conservation efforts, and other chapter initiatives.


Please join us in congratulating Karen Pelto, this year's recipient of the Conservation Champion Award. Karen devoted her career to protecting and restoring rivers throughout the Commonwealth. She helped pioneer the practice of dam removal in Massachusetts while working at the riverways program, and at MassDEP, Karen restored many rivers, brooks, and public lands through the Natural Resource Damages program. A longtime friend of Trout Unlimited she helped the Taconic Chapter develop a program for elementary students to raise and release Atlantic Salmon fry as part of the restoration of Yokum Brook. Most recently, she helped orchestrate the Traphole Brook Restoration Project, an effort to restore Greater Boston's best remaining trout stream. We give our sincerest gratitude to Karen Pelto for all that she has done for cold water resources in Massachusetts.


Volunteer of the Year goes to . . . well it is a surprise, so tune in!

Hear from our board members and guests on various chapter updates: 

  • Embrace a Stream progress
  • Grant Awards
  • Franklin Land Trust 154-acre acquisition and conservation of the  Gudell Family Property
  • Our initial efforts on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • And more!


Hear from our donors, supporters, and special guests


2) Bid in the Auction!


GBTU's online auction is open for bidding!


Now is your chance to get your hands on a variety of fishing gear, guided trips, or lodging while supporting GBTU.  More than two dozen items and packages from our great supporters. A few highlights to get you excited:


  • Thule - RodVault 2

  • Lopstick Lodge - 2 night midweek stay

  • Orvis Helios 3F Outfit

  • Guided Trips by Brackish Flies

  • Instruction to Fly Fishing by Fearless Fly Fishing

  • Fishewear - Orvis-Fishe Sling Pack

  • Brackish Flies - Custom Rod Discount

  • Cheeky Boost 350 Reel

  • YETI Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler

  • Nets by Broden and Stevens 

  • More….


Bidding for the auction will close at 9:30 PM ET on October 26 shortly after the Trout On-Line Event.



3) Enter the Sweepstakes!


Enter to win a chance for this great prize.  Now you’ll have a secure box to store and transport work precious gear.





Sweepstakes Entry Deadline 9:30 PM ET on October 26 

Drawing October 29 at 9:30 PM ET



                           Thank You to Our Event Sponsors


  • Thule
  • Yeti
  • Cheeky
  • Fisheware
  • Fearless Fly Fishing
  • Brackish Flies
  • Lopstick Lodge
  • Mikes Fly Fishing
  • Samantha Aronson Art
  • Chris Hirsch
  • Orvis
  • Costa 
  • Stevens Nets


Please join us for the celebration and register now!


Thank You,

Your GBTU Trout On-Line Event Committee


Greater Boston Trout Unlimited (GBTU) is a local chapter of Trout Unlimited, a national cold-water conservation organization with a mission “to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.”