2022 Meeting Speakers

January 6 Jamie SanFilippo  "state of the chapter" and elections

Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30pm via Zoom

Heather Sees: The Mayfly Project

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.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86170244785

March 3rd 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.

Thursday, April 6 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.

Sunday, June 5 1pm to 5pm - Tussey Mountain Pond
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.

The 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.