Join

Oak Brook TU needs volunteers to further its mission.

  • Some of our members work with youth through our Trout in the Classroom and Saturday Fly Fishing Class programs.
  • Some of our members build and install lunker structures in the Driftless Area or participate in aquatic insect studies on the Coldwater River watershed in Michigan on Saturdays.
  • Some members volunteer to help plan chapter events, such as our monthly membership meetings, fundraising programs, fishing outings, and our annual holiday party.

Get Involved!

To join Trout Unlimited, visit the national TU website. Trout Unlimited is America’s leading coldwater conservation organization.  Our hope is that clean, cold, fishable water exists for generations to come, but we can’t do it without the support of committed anglers and conservationists like you.  Your $35.00 annual membership will support TU’s national conservation initiatives and you will also receive TU’s annual calendar and quarterly issues of TROUT Magazine.

For more information about TU and the Oak Brook Chapter, contact our membership chairman, Bob Borhauer.

About Oak Brook Trout Unlimited

The Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited was formed in 1973 in order to allow TU members in suburban Chicago to join together and promote Trout Unlimited’s mission to conserve, protect and restore coldwater resources. Oak Brook TU serves TU members in south and western suburbs of Chicago and much of Cook Du Page, Kane, Will, Kendall, LaSalle, and Kankakee counties as well as downstate Illinois.

Oak Brook TU regularly takes part in conservation projects—on the ground, or in the water—in cooperation with other Midwest TU chapters to stabilize or protect trout habitat in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. We are very proud of our Youth Education programs, which include Trout in the Classroom, Youth Fly Fishing classes, and participation in the annual summer Illinois Council TU Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp.

Chapter meetings are scheduled from September through May at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Oak Brook Park District Recreation Center near 31st Street and Jorie Blvd. in Oak Brook, Illinois. Every meeting features a speaker or presentation on topics ranging from conservation issues confronting the trout waters here in the Midwest, to local fishing opportunities and techniques. You can take a video out from the chapter library, and meet other folks like you—anglers concerned for the well-being of trout and salmon in the Midwest.