The Susquehanna Chapter will have a table at the upcoming Science on the Sock Event on April 22 at the Consolidated Sportsmens on Route 87 north of Montoursville. We will have table with brochures about Trout Unlimited and the things that we do as well as have fly casting instruction. We are hoping to have a fly tying demonstration as well. If you would like to help, please let us know.
Information was taken from the press release put out by the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and is as follows:
River of the Year Focus of Family Earth Day Activities
SUNBURY (April 10, 2018) – With all eyes on the Loyalsock Creek watershed as Pennsylvania’s 2018 River of the Year, the public is invited to join Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association and its watershed partners for two free Earth Day programs on Sunday, April 22, along and near the Loyalsock Creek.
Earth Day will step off in the morning with a hike to Jacoby Falls with partner Keep It Wild! The DCNR trail adventure to the 29-feet-high Jacoby Falls is about three miles roundtrip. Families with children are encouraged to attend, and four-legged, well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to stroll and sniff too. Depending on Mother Nature’s plans for unveiling the new season, participants may witness first spring wildflowers blooming under a canopy of hardwood and coniferous trees. Please bring water, a snack, and dog waste bags. Sturdy shoes are recommended. This public hiking trail is located near scenic Wallis Run just northeast of Williamsport. The trailhead can be found north of State Route 973 along Wallis Run Road (State Route 1003). Registration opens at 10:30AM at the parking area for the trailhead with the group departing at 11:00.
In partnership with Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, Science on the ‘Sock will run from 1PM to 4PM along the Loyalsock Creek on the grounds of Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County, directly upstream from Pier 87 Restaurant along Route 87 in Plunketts Creek Township. Organizations and agencies will provide hands-on science activities for families, including a river table for water flow exploration, macroinvertebrate and fish identification, birding, tree identification, fish printing and other environmental crafts, a hellbender learning station, groundwater exploration, and more. There will be a river-related puppet show each half hour. Participating organizations include Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association, Lycoming County Conservation District, PA DCNR Department of Forestry, PA DCNR Worlds End State Park, North-Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, USGS, Lycoming Audubon, Chesapeake Conservancy, PA Department of Environmental Protection, Sierra Club-Otzinachson Group, Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey, Susquehanna Chapter Trout Unlimited, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and American Rivers. Participants will not be entering the creek. All activities are on land. Young scientists are encouraged to bring along their parents and grandparents for an afternoon of family learning fun.
Both the morning and afternoon events will be held rain or shine. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for weather conditions.
These projects were financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, using Environmental Stewardship Funds, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and administered by the Pennsylvania Organization of Watersheds and Rivers.
For more information, please contact Middle Susquehanna RIVERKEEPER® Carol Parenzan at 570-768-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.