History

Evergreen Trout Unlimited was formed in 1983. Here is a brief timeline of our history......

       1983

  • Evergreen Trout Unlimited chartered on March 8, 1983
  • Founding members were: Anthony Oswald, Joan Flowery, Jack Dawen, Beth ???, Ralph Parker, Bill ???, Phil Shanley, Thomas Shanley, Pete Mintle, Christopher ???, Pete Parker, Wes Carlson
  • Anthony Oswald = President
  • 1984

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  • 1985

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  • 1986

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  • 1987

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  • 1988

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  • 1989

  • Rob Nuss = President
  • 1990

  • Rob Nuss = President
  • 1991

  • Al Marlowe = President
  • Habitat project on Bear Creek from dam to Amoco station
  • 1992

  • Al Marlowe = President
  • 1993

  • Al Marlowe = President
  • ETU gets state raffle license, still in effect 2010
  • 1994

  • Tim Haller = President
  • 1995

  • Tim Haller = President
  • 1996

  • John Ellis = President
  • 1997

  • John Ellis = President
  • 1998

  • John Ellis = President
  • 1999

  • John Ellis = President
  • 2000

  • Rich Reynolds  = President
  • ETU begins monitoring of temperatures in Bear Creek
  • 2001

  • Rich Reynolds = President
  • High temperatures noted in Bear Creek
  • ETU starts push for 'cautious fishing' on Bear Creek
  • DOW creates 'catch and release' for Rainbows on Bear Creek
  • Signage installed at many location instructing anglers (in English and Spanish) of the regs
  • Karen Christopherson = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 285
  • 2002

  • Rich Reynolds= President
  • July: Extremely low flows in Bear Creek; creek stops flowing in sections
  • Len Wheaton = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 296
  • 2003

  • Rich Reynolds= President
  • Craig Dunham = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 345
  • 2004

  • Rich Reynolds = President
  • ETU holds large fundraiser for O'Fallon restoration project
  • O'Fallon restoration project mostly complete
  • Troy Thompson = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 350
  • 2005

  • Hal Garwood = President
  • O'Fallon restoration project completed and dedicated - 2nd largest TU restoration project in CO history
  • Bear Creek listed as 'impaired' for temperature and put on 303(d) list
  • Steve Murray = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 390
  • 2006

  • Hal Garwood= President
  • Additional signage installed along Bear Creek instructing anglers (in English and Spanish) of the regs
  • Tim Haller = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 450
  • 2007

  • Hal Garwood = President
  • John Haile = ETU Person of the Year
  • Membership ~ 460
  • 2008

  • Hal Garwood = President
  • Bear Creek removed from CWQCD 303(d) M&E list
  • Joe Kerper = ETU Person of the Year
  • 2009

  • Mike Kuberski = President
  • John Ellis = ETU Person of the Year
  • 2010

  • Mike McGinnis = President
  • Karen Christopherson = CTU Volunteer of the Year
  • 2011

  • Mike McGinnis = President
  • 2012

  • Mike McGinnis = President
  • Ron Belak = ETU Prson of the Year
  • 2013

  • Mike McGinnis = President
  • 2014

  • Mike McGinnis = President
  • Mike McGinnis = ETU Person of the Year
  • 2015

  • Terry Walters = President

datalogger cleanup crew 4th of July Evergreen Lake