Shawn Rummell, Field and Research Coordinator of Trout Unlimited’s Eastern Abandoned Mine Project will be the featured speaker on Wednesday Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the monthly meeting of Susquehanna Chapter, TU in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, E. 3rd and Mulberry Sts., Williamsport. Rock Run, tributary of Lycoming Creek at Ralston, is well known as one of the most scenic mountain streams in PA as well as a favorite and historic trout stream. However, legacy coal mining, acid rain deposition, acidic headwaters bogs, and geology lacking in acid buffering capacity have compromised the watershed’s ability to be a productive trout fishery.
Dr. Rummell will present information describing how TU’s Eastern Abandoned Mine Project can facilitate the process of obtaining a grant to perform a technical assessment of the Rock Run watershed to determine water quality issues and opportunities to remediate and improve the watershed’s aquatic and fishery resources.
All members are encouraged to attend to hear how our chapter can assist and participate in laying the groundwork for potential projects to improve this incredibly important and beautiful natural area.