|Volume 31, Issue 4 April, 2007 � Spring Creek Trout Unlimited|
|John Shaffer Newsletter Editor|
MEMBERSHIP MEETING---Return to Original Location for May meeting.
May 3: Ken Undercoffer and Jack Williams, "Brook Trout in PA: Past, Present and Future", Comfort Suites, 7:30 PM. Ken and Jack are PATrout representatives for TU's Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV). Ken is from Clearfield, and Jack from Clarion. They plan a two-part presentation: first, discussing the history of brook trout in PA from the late 1800s to the present, and then the findings and recommendations of the EBTJV .
Mark your calendar. Bring some friends.
JUNE COOKOUT AT POE PADDY STATE PARK.
Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited is committed to the
“Preservation and Restoration” of Spring Creek
Recently the chapter named its Habitat Improvement Fund in memory of Tony Gerace, past chapter president and long time environmental activist. The current exceptional quality of Spring Creek is in large measure due to Tony’s past dedication and hard work. The chapter in partnership with PA Fish and Boat has a goal to install stream habitat and riparian improvements in 12 sections of Spring Creek. It is fitting that these improvement efforts will be a memorial to Tony.
The first project on PSU Sheep Farm is expected to be completed in 2007. Construction work is scheduled for 8-20-07. The chapter has been awarded a TU Embrace-A-Stream Grant and the chapter is also contributing funds for the sheep farm project.
Grant applications are being completed so that funding can be acquired to complete at least 5 additional habitat improvement sites over the next 3 years. These projects will be undertaken in partnership with PA Fish & Boat Commission. Letters of support for these projects have been received from a wide range of local business, environmental, government and sportsman groups.
Volunteers for the “Watershed Watch” and the Habitat Improvement Initiative are welcomed and needed.
By Joe Boston.
Banquet Critique. Dick Stevenson would appreciate constructive critiques of
this year's banquet.
SCTU BOARD MEETINGS
Board meetings are held at the Comfort Suites Hotel, 132 Village Drive, State College at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday following the scheduled Membership Meeting. The Board members welcome and would appreciate greater participation from Chapter members. As many of you know, our membership and board meetings are held at the Comfort Suites Hotel. Comfort Suites provides the rooms to us at no charge. We want to thank Karen Mansfield and her staff for their support.
VISIT THE SCTU WEB SITE: springcreektu.org
The Web Site lists membership and board meeting dates;
contains the past 5 months of Tertiary Treatment; and provides links to Spring
Creek USGS stream flow conditions, weather, and a number of other good
Please consider joining the SCTU List-Serve. The Chapter maintains a List-Serve, an e-mail contact list that includes approximately 65 of the 350 SCTU members. The List-Serve is used to provide e-mail notices of upcoming events and activities. You will not be flooded with a lot of unwanted e-mails. The List-Serve will only be used for important communication from the chapter. If you would like to be included in the List-Serve please send your e-mail address to Bill Brusse at email@example.com </ym/Compose?Tofirstname.lastname@example.org> or to Vince Norris at email@example.com
HELP ALWAYS NEEDED
SCTU needs volunteers. Many of the issues that affect the
Watershed will be decided based on the “science” of the issue. We need
knowledgeable individuals to help out with land use, water quality, and legal
issues. We also need volunteers to attend Township and Borough meetings to help
track development plans and proposed ordinances that could impact the Creek so
that SCTU has the opportunity to comment on those issues before they are
approved. We also need volunteers to organize creek improvement and cleanup
Start or Renew Your TU Membership through SCTU
When your membership is about to expire, or join for the first time, fill out the form below and forward it with a check
(payable to Trout Unlimited) to the address indicated below.
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