About Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek and Lycoming Creek

Annual Watershed Summit to be held January 8, 2020

     The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual watershed meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and state, county, and municipal officials. Its purpose is to share knowledge about the volunteer efforts and accomplishments of our area’s many watershed groups and the work of our conservation organizations and agencies during 2019 and their upcoming plans for 2020.    Local watershed organizations are being invited to report on their projects and activities over the past year and plans for the coming year. Additionally, we are inviting county conservation districts, academic institutions, and representatives of regional conservation organizations to discuss their programs that relate to protecting, preserving, and enhancing our local watersheds and streams.

We hope that you will plan to attend and listen to the sharing of this information to learn about the programs, successes, and challenges presented by our partnering organizations. Our past programs have been both enlightening and enjoyable. Together, we are certainly making a difference as we leverage our resources to achieve our common goals.

The meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall at the rear of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church at 807 W. Fourth Street (enter off of Campbell St.) in Williamsport. Ample parking is available in the lot behind the church. Please respond at your earliest convenience by email to walt.nicholson10@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you.

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!