2020 Meeting Speakers

January 2, 2020 Lynn Mitchell "State of the Chapter"


This is the annual meeting. Election of members of the board of directors and the Annual State of the Chapter by President Lynn Mitchell..


February 6. Brian Swistock, " Potential effects of climate change on Pennsylvania Streams and Groundwater"

This presentation will summarize the expected impact of climate change on streams and groundwater in Pennsylvania.  Basic concepts of stream and groundwater hydrology will be introduced followed by an explanation of how observed and expected climate change scenarios will affect rainfall, snowfall, evapotranspiration, streamflow, groundwater recharge, and stream temperatures.  These potential impacts will also be compared between relatively undisturbed, forested watersheds and more urbanizing watersheds. 

Bryan Swistock is a senior extension associate and Water Resources Coordinator. His areas of expertise include water wells, springs and cisterns, pond management, watershed management, water conservation, shale gas drilling and water, and acid deposition. 


March 21 - Annual Dinner and FunDraiser


April 2, Dennis Charney

Dennis is the new proud owner of Flyfisher's Paradise.  Dennis will speak on fishing Spring Creek with dry flies.  Over the years, Dennis, has proved to be one of the most appreciated speakers at our chapter meetings.

May 2, Dr Jay Stauffer, Distinguished Professor, "Brook trout and rare african fish species"   Postponed

Jay Stauffer, Jr., Ph.D.

Effects of Introduced Species on the Distribution, Ecology, and Biology of Indigenous Fishes The incidence of introduced fish species is increasing throughout the Appalachian Mountains. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of an introduced darter species, Etheostoma zonale on the native darter fauna of the Susquehanna River. Habitat partitioning of darters in diverse communities (e.g., Allegheny River) and depauperate communities (e.g., Susquehanna River, Potomac River) is being compared. Both in situational and laboratory studies are being used to evaluate reproductive success, food preference, and habitat selection in these different communities.

June 7 2019 "Get Outdoors Family Picnic Cancelled for 2020

September 4, 2019

Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Nittany while sampling great wine and food at
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery. 
Location: Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, 300 Houser Road, Centre Hall, PA

Last year's wine tasting event was such a success we're bringing it back for another year. We saw lots of new faces and enjoyed some wonderful wines from a local winery who continues to support the Chapter with sales of their Spring Creek White wine.

Be sure to bring your spouse and friends to this special TU wine tasting evening to kick off our fall meeting schedule. We would appreciate an RSVP if you plan to attend.

NOTE: This event will replace the regular September meeting.

  • 5:30 pm: Complimentary wine tasting
  • 6:00 pm: Remarks by Lynn Mitchell, SCCTU President, and Linda Weaver, Mount Nittany Winery General Manager
  • 6:15 pm:  Wine, food and great conversation (bring your summer fishing adventure stories!). An assortment of food will be available to try with your favorite wine. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle. 

10% of all tasting room sales of Spring Creek White are generously being donated to our Chapter by Linda and Steve Weaver.    

October 3, 2019 - To Be Dedermined

November 7, 2019 - To Be determined

December Holiday Party - To be determined