february Meeting


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. 

 

 

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

2018 Accomplishments

 
 
   

 

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

  

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