Family Fishing Picnic

 
 
The Mayfly Project
We will be having an online fundraiser, benefiting The Mayfly Project, in lieu of our annual in-person Bid for a Cause. Click the link to support a local project: http://scctu.tulocalevents.org/2022projectmayfly

Thursday, April 6 - Colleen Delong 7:30pm Comfort Suites Inn

Colleen’s presentation will highlight the accomplishments, lessons learned and plans for the future for ClearWater’s Riparian Conservation Program



Colleen DeLong is ClearWater Conservancy’s Habitat Stewardship Biologist. For the past 30 years, she has worked with private landowners to manage wildlife habitat and natural resources on private lands.  She leads ClearWater’s Riparian Conservation Program, restoring and stewarding streamside forests and implementing farm conservation plans with many amazing landowners, partners, contractors, staff and funders.She works with remarkable volunteers and staff who help care for over 200 acres of riparian buffers, ClearWater’s Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor, a Native Plant Nursery, and a Native Plant Garden.

Originally from Lehigh County, PA, Colleen grew up swimming and canoeing in the Lehigh River and hiking on the Blue Mountain. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Biology from Juniata College and her M.S. from Penn State University's Ecology Program.  She found her passion for wildlife habitat work while working with Margaret Brittingham in Penn State University’s Wildlife Extension Program and there is no turning back! 

Colleen’s presentation will highlight the accomplishments, lessons learned and plans for the future for ClearWater’s Riparian Conservation Program, which began in 2004. ClearWater has planted and stewards over 200 acres of streamside forests. Our riparian restoration work includes working with partners and landowners to install Agricultural Best Management Practices, restore streambanks and in-stream habitat, plant native trees and shrubs and control invasive species to ensure success.

Save the Date!
Family Fishing Picnic
Sunday, June 5th 1pm-5pm
Chilly winter day? Think warm thoughts...
A warm, Sunday afternoon in early June. Sun glistening on the Tussey Mountain Pond, in Boalsburg, PA, Hot Dogs grilling under the pavilion where friendly folks offer information, experience touch and explore table activities, or sip lemonade. Tony the Trout brings smiles to faces and treats for the young at heart! The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission provides Rods 'n Tackle, handouts and expertise. Bait your hook on us, cast and catch a fish. Volunteers provide help with fishing, demo knot tying, fly casting, and a variety of other family oriented activities. Mark your calendar, tell you friends and consider how you might help make this day special as we partner others for this Centred Outdoors public event. Actual event is Sunday, June 5th, 2022 from 1 to 5 PM at Tussey Mountain Pond. Set up before or pack up after; all help appreciated.

Contact Hazel Stryker to offer your time or with questions. 
814-360-4117

February General Meeting
Heather Sees: The Mayfly Project
Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30pm via Zoom
The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. The Mission of The Mayfly Project is to support children in foster care through fly fishing and introduce them to their local water ecosystems, with a hope that connecting them to a rewarding hobby will provide an opportunity for foster children to have fun, build confidence, and develop a meaningful connection with the outdoors. Click HERE to support your local project.


March General Meeting
Ben Hayes: Landscape Memory: A Natural History of Some of our Local Waters
Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30pm via Zoom

The watersheds of central Pennsylvania have a fascinating geologic and anthropogenic history that is relevant to fly fishers today. Learn how streams "remember" events in their past and how the fingerprints of these events can be detected on the landscape. Awareness of these memories will enrich your fly fishing experience and help you determine what stream restoration approaches will be the most effective in the future.

Ben is a professor of Watershed Sciences and Engineering at Bucknell University, specializing in fluvial geomorphology and stream restoration. A member of the R.B. Winter chapter of TU, he loves tying flies and fishing streams near his home in Mifflinburg, PA.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 952 3506 1315
Password: 478518


Contact Dave for more information: dewalledavid@gmail.com
Women Anglers
The Women Anglers had an outstanding 2021: 196 women attended 11 events! That is 30 more women than in 2020. Using funds from the Jean Brenchley endowment, we provided professional instruction for many of our fishing outings, which was the reason for the increase in attendance. For 2022, we will continue with professional instruction for our fishing outings. We have a number of events already planned:
  • January 30: Ashley Wilmont, Member of the first United States Women's Fly Fishing Team (Zoom)
  • February 27: 12th Annual Joe Humphreys Film Festival (Schlow Library)
  • March TBD: Amidea Daniel's Steelhead Fishing (Location TBD)
  • April 24: Tom Doman guides us on Penns Creek
  • May 15: Jamie SanFilippo guides us. (Location TBD)

If women would like to attend or to learn more about the Women Anglers, please contact Diane Brown at dmb490@gmail.com.
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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