Leon P. Martuch Chapter
Trout Unlimited

Chapter Newsletter & Updates

Big Win for the River: Grayling Fish Farm Case settled, all commercial fish farming to cease by end of 2018

It’s official: the Grayling Fish Farm is no more. Harrietta Hills, the company operating the Grayling Fish Farm, has agreed to end its lease, to cease all operations at the Grayling Fish Hatchery by December 31, and to never again operate any fish farming operation in the Au Sable watershed.

This is a big win for Anglers of the Au Sable, and, more importantly, for the river. There is work to be done, but the threat is over, the pollution will stop. It took more than a village. It took everybody. Everybody who gave, wrote letters, and engaged this issue. It wasn’t as simple as handing over a check. This required pressure from all sides. At some point I think it became fairly obvious to Harrietta Hills that Anglers of the Au Sable doesn’t go away.

To all our members, to all the groups around the state of Michigan and beyond that gave, a sincere thank you.

Joe Hemming
Anglers of the Au Sable.

September 2018
Buy Your Groceries, Save A Trout Stream*

The Kroger Rewards Program has been very lucrative for Michigan TU. Since its inception the program has raised several thousand dollars for Michigan TU. The process of signing up is easy and the benefits are great. Everyone shops for groceries, those that can choose to shop at Kroger's have the added benefit of knowing that a portion of your purchases go directly to coldwater conservation.
All participants, including members who have already signed up must sign up for the program in order to earn funds for your group during 2019.

Even if you have members who sign up for Kroger Community Rewards in February or March - which will earn your organization funds as part of the 05/01/2018 to 04/30/2019 program - they must sign up again in April 2019 to continue earning rewards during the coming year 05/01/2019 to 04/30/2020.

It's easy for your members to enroll or re-enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. They can visit , click on "Michigan" and click on "Enroll" or "Re-enroll" All participants must have a valid online account at and must sign up online to participate. Organization members can no longer scan their group's barcode at the registers or service desk.
Step by step instructions:
Click Michigan
Click "Re-enroll" if you were registered in the program last year.
  1. Put in your e-mail
  2. Put in your password -(If you forgot the password you set up please go thru the "Forgot you password")
  3. Find your organization by typing in your organization's NPO number 83407  
  4. Click the "Select Your Organization" - MICHIGAN COUNCIL TROUT UNLIMITED  
  5. Click the" Save Changes"


  1. Click "Enroll" If you have never been a part of Kroger Community, or registered with the scan bar method last year.
  2. "Sign up today" (to the right)
  3. Enter your zip code and click "Search"
  4. Click on the arrow to display the list of stores in your zip code and highlight your  preferred store
  5. Enter in your email and password
  6. Click "Next"
  7. Key in you Kroger Plus Card Number (If it says that this card has already been used, please call the number on the back of your card)
  8. Enter the security code (from the box above it)
  9. Enter in your contact information.
  10. Click on "next"
  11. Verify that your account information is correct.  Check box for agreement of the terms and conditions and click "complete information"
  12. Kroger will send an email that you entered earlier in the process. (this can take up to 10 minutes)
  13. Open the email that Kroger sent. Read the email and either click on the link within the email or copy and paste it into your browser.
  14. Sign in: click on the "Click here "button and then type in your email and password.
  15. Under Kroger Community Rewards Section at right, click "Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information."
  16. Find your organization by typing in your organization's NPO number 83407
  17. Click on the organization name that you want.  Please make sure that you click on the circle to the left of your organization so that it becomes highlighted.  MICHIGAN COUNCIL TROUT UNLIMITED
  18. Click on "Save Changes"
  19. Scroll over the page and make sure all information is accurate

You are now "registered"