You Are Looking At A Map Of Future Dumpsites For Conventional Oil & Gas Drilling Wastewater If Road Dumping Is Approved By General Assembly

The Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment recently released a map showing unpaved roads in Pennsylvania, each of which could become  new dumpsites, if the General Assembly passes pending legislation legalizing the road dumping of conventional oil and gas drilling wastewater.

The primary areas to be affected would be unpaved dirt and gravel roads anywhere there is conventional oil and gas drilling in the state.

Click Here to zoom in on the Penn State map to find your house.

The bills– Senate Bill 790 (Scarnati-R-Jefferson) and House Bill 1635 (Causer-R- Cameron) are both now in the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee– and are said to be on a fast track for action.

The above was taken from the Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter (November 18, 2019 Issue # 803). For more information, go to the article at http://www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter/default.asp?NewsletterArticleID=48296&SubjectID=

Chapter Leadership Elected at November 13, 2019 Annual Meeting

The following individuals were elected to serve the Chapter at our annual meeting held on November 13, 2019.

President:     Charles Knowlden

Vice President:     Walt Nicholson

Secretary:     Kevin McJunkin

Treasurer:     Bob Baker

Director (2 year term):     Dave Craig

Director (3 year term): Joe Radley and David Wonderlich

The other Directors whose terms were not up are Bob Spencer and Bill Worobec (terms expire in 2020) and Isaac Bragunier whose term expires in 2021. The Chapter would like to thank the above individuals for giving their time to serve and lead our Chapter. We would like to give a big thank you to Burr Boston who has served as Director for the last 3 years and declined to run for another term. Burr has provided a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the last 3 years and we are grateful for his willingness to become involved in the Chapter and give of his time. He participated in all our meetings and events and we look forward to his continued input in the future. Thanks again Burr!!

More streams to be considered for Wild Trout and Class A designations

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has released a new list of proposed Class A Wild Trout Streams (https://www.fishandboat.com/…/2019-11-12-Jan2020ClassA-prop…) and Wild Trout Streams (https://www.fishandboat.com/…/2019-11-12-Jan2020WildTrout-p…). You can comment of the proposed list of Class A Wild Trout Streams at https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm… and Wild Trout Streams at https://pfbc.pa.gov/regcomments/index.htm…

Thank You to All Our Veterans

On this Veterans Day, we at Trout Unlimited thank our military servicemen and women, our veterans, and their families for their lives of service. Through TU’s Veterans Service Partnership, we invite you to continue that legacy of service and join a ready-made community of passionate conservationists and anglers. For the past 60 years, Trout Unlimited has worked to conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. If you share our passion, or just wish to know more, we welcome you to find your community at www.tu.org/chaptersearch. Happy Veterans Day from Trout Unlimited!

Pine Creek Trophy Brown Trout “Stretch” Topic of Trout Unlimited Meeting

“The Stretch” is a scenic 2.8 miles section of Big Pine Creek below the mouth of Slate Run which has been converted to a destination public trophy trout fishery thanks to the efforts of Tom Finkbiner of the Slate Run Tackle, Straub Brewery, and the PA Fish & Boat Commission. Izzack Albright of Outcast Anglers will be the speaker at the November 13th meeting of the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited, who will describe the history, objectives and successes of the “Brown Trout Club” program and its efforts to create opportunities for anglers to experience trophy trout fishing in this “catch and release” section of Pine Creek. The public is welcomed to this timely and informative meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, rear of 807 West Fourth Street (enter off of Campbell Street) in Williamsport. For more information, please see our website at https://susquehannatu.com/.

Candidates announced for upcoming election

The Directors, acting as the nominating committee at its meeting on 10/09/19, have proposed the following candidates for election at the November 13th Annual Meeting of Susquehanna Chapter TU:

  • President- Charles Knowlden
  • Vice President –  Isaac Bragunier
  • Secretary – Kevin McJunkin
  • Treasurer – Robert Baker
  • Director (Two Years) – David Craig and Walter Nicholson
  • Director (Three years) – Joseph Radley, David Wonderlich Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting by current chapter members.