Chapter Meeting to be held November 11

We will have our November chapter meeting on November 11 at 7 pm. We will be having our annual election (nominations will be taken from the floor prior to voting.
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The nominating committee has announced the following candidates:

President – Charlie Knowlden
Vice President – Walt Nicholson
Secretary – Kevin Mcjunkin
Treasurer – Bob Baker

Directors (2) – Bob Spencer and Bill Worobec

After the election we will review the past year and planning for 2021.

Masks are required to attend and we will be practicing social distancing and meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

Low Flow, Shifting Water Temps are Impacting Watershed’s Ecosystem

Our friend John Zaktansky, the Middle Susquehanna River Keeper, published the above named article October 9, 2020. It is an informative article that focuses on the lower water table from this summer’s drought. He does not address the possible effects of water withdrawals from Gas companies (fracking) but may do such an article in the future. You can find the article here or search for it under the blogs.

If you have not visited the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers website, please take a moment to visit it. There is a great amount of information and articles. You can visit their website http://www.middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org/

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All Chapter Monthly Meetings Cancelled until further notice

At a recent meeting of the Officer’s and Director’s, it was decided to cancel all Chapter meetings indefinitely.  This was not an easy decision to make and there was a lengthy discussion before the decision was made and voted on.

There were many factors that went into our decision and it was ultimately the safety of everyone that made the decision easier.  Even with safety precautions in place like wearing a mask and social distancing, COVID cases have increased in our area.

We are sorry for this and will continually review the COVID conditions and make appropriate decisions affecting our Chapter.  Everyone’s safety is or priority.

 

September 2020 Issue of the Susquehanna Ripples

The September 2020 Issue of the Susquehanna Ripples is now available.  A misprint was found in the article on donations  and it has since been corrected.  The issue that you download is the corrected copy.

For those individuals who have received the original issue, the correction is In the donation article on page 9.  The correction is as follows.

In November 2017, Inflection Energy had a well pad off Yeagle Road in Eldred Township, Lycoming County.  Approximately 63,000 gallons of  treated brine water escaped onto the ground and some going into a tributary of Loyalsock Creek. Earlier this year, Inflection Energy entered into a plea deal with the AP attorney General’s Office and we received this donation as part of that plea agreement.

You can get your copy of the September 2020 Susquehanna Ripples here

WNEP to show Lycoming College Hellbender team

The Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute’s Hellbender team will be on WNEP’s Outdoor Life on Sunday August 16, 2020 at 11 am. (Channel 16).

To learn more about hellbenders and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Instiute, please go to the following link::
https://www.lycoming.edu/cwi/hellbender-campaign.aspx

PFBC proposes changes to regulations on Penn’s Creek

Since January 1, 2014 after stocking of trout was ceased and slot limit regulations were established on a 7-mile stretch of Penns Creek (Section 03), PFBC electrofishing surveys have shown a significant increase in the numbers of larger (16” and over) Brown Trout. Based on these findings, the PFBC is proposing the adoption of the following rulemaking on Special Regulations, to go into effect on January 1, 2021.

“Penns Creek, from the confluence of Elk Creek downstream 7 miles to 600 meters downstream of Swift Run, will be open to fishing year-round. All tackle types are permitted. From 8 a.m. on the first Saturday after April 11 through Labor Day – the daily creel limit for trout is 2 (combined species). Trout must be at least 7 inches but less than 12 inches in length to be killed or possessed. From the day after Labor Day until 8 a.m. on the first Saturday after April 11, no trout may be killed or possessed. Inland regulations apply to all other species.”

The complete details and background information on this proposed Rulemaking #300 can be viewed at:
https://www.fishandboat.com/Regulations/Documents/rulemakingsDocs/300nprp.pdf. A link is provided for submitting public comments up until September 8, 2020.

Above was taken from the PA Council of Trout Unlimited Web page

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