October 6, 2016 - Geology of the Spring Creek Watershed
Geology is literally the underlying reason we live in an area with abundant water resources and fertile soils. Understanding the relationship among geology, water resources, and land use is the key to ensuring that long-term sustainable management of the region’s natural resources occurs. We will look at the Spring Creek watershed’s fascinating geology through the lens of its history, structure, chemistry, and how this combination of factors created the setting we live in today. We can relate the water quality and flow data collected by the Water Resources Monitoring Project to the region’s geology to facilitate a better understanding of Spring Creek’s water resources and long-term conservation and stewardship.
David Yoxtheimer, P.G. is a hydrogeologist and extension associate with Penn State University’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and serves as a liaison to advise stakeholders on key environmental issues. He earned his B.S. in Earth Science from Penn State, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. in Geosciences. Previous to joining MCOR he spent 18 years as a consulting hydrogeologist with expertise in water supply development, karst hydrogeology, geophysical surveying, environmental permitting, shale energy geology, and integrated water resource management. Dave is also a hydrogeology instructor at Penn State and was recently appointed by Governor Wolf to be a voting member of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board.
Adrienne Gemberling joined ClearWater Conservancy in 2015 as the Water Resources Coordinator. She manages the Water Resources Monitoring Project within the Spring Creek Watershed, coordinates outreach and education for the local MS4 partnership, and assists with ClearWater Conservancy’s stream restoration projects.
Adrienne holds a B.S. in Biology from Lebanon Valley College and an M.S. in Biology from Missouri State University with a concentration in limnology. While not at work, Adrienne enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing near her home in Mifflinburg.
Recent past events
Patriots Day with the VSP
Fishin' n fun: an evening on the stream
(September 1st General Meeting)
The Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SCCTU) hosted "Fishin' N Fun: An Evening on the Stream" as the chapter’s monthly meeting. Families and friends interested in learning more about fly fishing and the abundance of our natural resources attended. The event featured local fly fishing experts sharing stories of fly fishing in our region as well as tips and techniques for catching trout and other species using flies and lures. Flies tied by local members of the SCCTU will also be on display.
And a great fly casting competition!
y trout release at whipple dam
50th Anniversary of Centre Region Parks and Recreation
Video of our best teacher - impact of Stormwater (Click Here)
150th Pa Fish and Boat Commission Anniversary Celebration and Central Region Office Dedication/span>
John Arway announces partnership agreement to help maintain Fisherman's Paradise - home of the SCCTU VSP
Get Outdoors Family picnic at Tusey Mountain Ski resort
Over three hundred attended this great event. Famlies, kids, volutnteers. fish, bait, bugs and more. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it possible.
Here are a few pictures from the event
Dedication of the "Duck Pond" Plaque and Tree
1977 Removal of Thompson Run from the Duck Pond
In October of 1977 Joe HUmphreys and the Spring Creek Chapter organized a project to rechannel Thompson Run out of the Duck Pond. The effort included G.O. Hawbaker, other local businesses and the Penn State Office of Physical Plant.
Joe Humphreys with Daughters Dan Hawbaker Address Vierck, Humphreys, Arway, Lanning
43rd Annual Dinner and FUNdraiser
photo courtesy of Mark Nale
Jim Lanning - 2016 Order of the Sulphur
photo courtesy of Mark Nale
Appreciation Award - Comfort Suites Inn
Pictures from Event - Available Soon
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