March 4, 2021 - PA Fish and Boat Commission 


Date: Thursdsay March 4th

Time: 7:30pm

Fish and Boat Commission representatives will give an overview of statewide priorities and initiative and topics of local interest and answer any questions that attendees might have.



Participants:
Commissioner William C. Brock
Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director
Greg Kraynak – Waterways Conservation Officer
Jason Detar – Area 3 Fisheries Manager


About Tim Schaeffer: Tim Schaeffer began serving as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in November 2018. The Executive Director is appointed by the 10-member Board of Commissioners and is the agency’s chief executive officer and chief waterways conservation officer. In his role, he is a member of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, MidAtlantic Fishery Management Council, Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board, and Wild Resource Conservation Board and an ex officio member of the agency’s Boating Advisory Board and the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Dr. Schaeffer is also a member of the National Fish Habitat Partnership Board, is Chair of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Legislative and Federal Budget Committee, and serves on the Steering Committee for the Delaware River Watershed Conservation Collaborative. In addition to previously working as the Commission’s Director of Policy and Planning, he has served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Water Programs, Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Pennsylvania, Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, and Science and Policy Director at the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers. He has also served on a number of national, statewide, and local boards and advisory committees. He holds a Ph.D. from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College. He and his wife and twin teenage sons live in New Cumberland, Cumberland County. 

 

Additional March Meeting:

March 25, 2021 Tim Flagler - Night Fishing


Thursday, March 25th at 7:30pm. Tim Flagler will be hosting a Zoom presentation titled: "Night Fishing".

 Tim Flagler has been fly fishing and tying for more than 30 years. He founded Tightline Productions in 1998, a video production company that specializes in promotional and instructional video. He's known worldwide for his tying videos. Tim's also a presenter, instructor and guide.  Check out his website to learn more about him.

 

SCCTU Winter Education

Fly Fishing 101

Wednesdays Feb 17-March 17, 2021

 

The Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited is pleased to announce the 2021 Winter Fly Fishing 101 program to learn about and enjoy the sport of fly fishing or improve your existing skills. This education program is open to all who are interested and is hosted and provided by the Veterans Service Program (VSP) of the Spring Creek Chapter Trout Unlimited.

 

All five sessions will be held online via Fly Fishing 101 Zoom Wednesdays from 7:00pm ET to 8:05pm ET. Circumstances allowing, there will be a gathering in March at Fisherman’s Paradise as a final meeting.

 

Contact Larry Ragan, SCCTU VSP Education Coordinator at lcr1@psu.edu for more information.

 

Registration is required, please click here to register. https://flyfishing101.eventbrite.com

For Complete information : CLICK HERE


 


Volunteers Needed for the Veterans Service Program Restart

 

During the pandemic the Leadership Team of the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SCCTU) Veterans Service Program (VSP) has been busy at work redesigning the program to better meet the needs of Veterans and the fishing public at large. At their last meeting the Board of Directors approved the new design. The VSP team is now preparing for a February launch of the new program.  Of course, the launch depends on the status of COVID-19 in our first priority must be the safety of our community. However, we want to be prepared for an opening as soon as is possible! That’s where we need you!

 

In order for us to meet the needs of the veterans we serve through VSP we will need volunteers to support all aspects of the operation. Of course a critical role will be sufficient numbers of Streamside Coaches (formerly known as Streamside Mentors). The Streamside Coaches will work directly with our guest Veterans to assist them in learning how to become independent fly fishermen/women. Of course we welcome volunteers in other roles as well.

 

Please consider serving our Veteran guests as well as further developing your own fly-fishing skills by volunteering as a Streamside Coach or in another role. For additional information please contact Bob Sills at rasills@earthlink.net or Ray Faczan at rfaczan@aol.com.

 

Please watch the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited Website and your email for further scheduling details as we get into the New Year. 

 

2019 Accomplishments

 

A Home Water Love Affair: Fishing Spring Creek by  Clifford Wurster, Life Member Trout Unlimited, Stream Restoration Volunteer, and Avid Flyfisher

"I fly fish a lot…locally, regionally, and nationally. Some view my commitment as an obsession, but for me, it’s a passionate, near-amorous experience. My favorite target fish are the cold water species comprised of brook, rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. Of course, I have favorite destinations, and some secret ones too, where I spend anywhere from 100 to 150 days a year suited-up and coaxing trout to fur and feathered flies. However, when tethered in State College, I steal away to romance Spring Creek, my home water sweetheart." ...To read More Click Here

 

 
 
   

 

National Recognition for Chapter

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Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson recognized the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited at the 44th Annual Dinner and FUNraiser.  He read a proclamation that was presented to the US House of Representative in recognition of the chapter's accomplishments and for receiving the 2016 Gold Trout Award as the Nations most outstanding chapter.

2016 National "Gold Trout" Award

 

Chairman of National Leadership Council Mick McCorcle awards our President Robert Vierck the 2016 Gold Trout award as the nation's most outstanding TU Chapter

"The Spring Creek Chapter's conservation and angler science activities this year are more than enough to earn accolades: over 1.5 miles of riparian habitat planted, 13 in-stream structures built, water quality monitoring, redd count and angler surveys totaling more than 4,500 hours and valued at over $210,000.  However, behind all that conservation activity are the myriad was the chapter reaches into the community.  The chapter is constantly hosting events and activities, including their robust Veterans Service Partnership program where hundreds of vetrans have experience the power of both healing and community, thanks to SCCTU."  Mick McCorcle

  

Most Recent  Chapter News Available on-line - Click Here