The Project Healing Waters program was first introduced in the Pacific Northwest at Madigan Army Hospital in the Spring of 2007.
It was later introduced at the Seattle VA Hospital in April of 2008, initially in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Unit, and then in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Unit.
This program is made possible through the combined efforts of volunteer instructors from numerous local area fly fishing clubs, and by provision of equipment and materials by the clubs which they represent .
The Washington Fly Fishing Club volunteer instructor team includes club members Chuck Ballard, Bob Birkner, Dick Brening, Jim Higgins, Jim McRoberts (group leader), Dick Stearns, Don Schroder, John Townsell, and Walt Swanson.
To view an article detailing most recent Washington Fly Fishing Club member support of Project Healing Waters on the their national website, please see Non-stop Fishin’ In the Northwest!