CCCTU Biennial Conservation Banquet

Please join us for the 2015 CCCTU Conservation Banquet on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6-10pm at the Shelden Grill Ballroom in Houghton. The evening will include a dinner buffet, cash bar, raffles, silent auctions, and door prizes. The Conservation Banquet is CCCTU's biennial fundraiser for supporting its mission and many projects, including the Pilgrim River Watershed Project. We hope to see you there!

There are only 150 banquet tickets available and must be purchased no later than April 1. Banquet tickets will not be available at the door.

NEW THIS YEAR! Our ever-popular raffle tickets may be purchased online until Friday April 10, after which any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the banquet.


1st Prize - A round-trip for two persons to Isle Royale on the Isle Royale Queen AND a 2-night stay at Rock Harbor Lodge ($700+ value)

2nd Prize - A half-day excursion on Lake Superior for up to four persons with Keweenaw Charter Fishing Company ($400 value)

3rd Prize - $300 gift certificate at the Northwoods Trading Post in Hancock, MI

4th Prize - One growler and one fill per month from the KBC Brew Pub and the Library Bar ($220+ value)

5th Prize - Four (4) one-day lift passes to Mont Ripley Ski Hill ($135 value)

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For membership information, please contact Bill Leder at

Summer Work Bees

Work bees for the 2015 summer season are being planned and will build upon projects from the previous years, including one in which local Boy Scouts planted 20 American Elm trees, once common in the Pilgrim River Valley. Check back often for details and dates for 2015 projects.

For information on CCCTU Work Bees, please call John Ollila at 482-5345.

See Pictures of Our Work

The Pilgrim River Watershed Fund

A local fund has been established for the Pilgrim River Watershed Project to pursue permanent land and water protection, non-motorized public recreation, and perpetual stewardship. This dedicated fund will support conservation easement expenses, land acquisitions, long-term site monitoring and resource stewardship. The project will conserve over 1,300 acres of watershed encompassing more than two miles of pristine Pilgrim River and secure public access forever. Visit to learn more about this project and the community organizations supporting it.

Several Challenge Donations have been issued. Donations made towards these challenges will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to the maximum amount of the Challenge. Click on donations to learn more.

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For more information, please contact Bill Leder at

Our Mission

“The purpose of the Chapter shall be to conserve, protect and restore cold-water fisheries and their watersheds in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.”

VISION - CCCTU envisions coldwater sport fisheries of self-sustaining wild, native fish stocks prospering, in restored and maintained habitats within Western Upper Peninsula lakes and streams.


  • CCCTU will support scientific research of coldwater fish and their aquatic environments which focuses on the Lake Superior basin in general and Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula specifically.
  • CCCTU will undertake restoration and rehabilitation projects which repair, protect, and enhance trout habitat on inland lakes and streams of watersheds located in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula.
  • CCCTU will support and conduct educational and informational outreach activities for its members and the general public so as to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of fishing, and the conservation of coldwater fisheries.
  • CCCTU will seek out partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal agencies as well as non-governmental organizations which can assist it in carrying out its mission.

Learn More About Our Mission