Annual Picnic and Meeting Recap

What a great night for our annual picnic last evening with the Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association. The weather cooperated and we had over 50 people attend. We want to thank Bobby Hughes and Tom Clark for giving updates on the AMD on the upper Loyalsock Creek Watershed. We also want to give a big thank you to Dr. Mel Zimmerman, Lycoming College, the Clean Water Institute and its Interns for opening their Biology Field Station to us and allowing us to tour the property and hold our picnic and meeting.

PFBC PROVIDES UPDATE ON UPCOMING MEETING TO DISCUSS PROPOSED AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION MEASURES

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has received significant public comments on a proposed rule aimed at aquatic invasive species prevention, fish health, and stocking fish in waters of the Commonwealth.

This proposal is expected to be the primary topic discussed at the Fisheries and Hatcheries Committee meeting scheduled for September 28 at the PFBC headquarters in Harrisburg. The upcoming meeting is intended to be informational, and no votes are scheduled to occur.

The 90-day, formal public comment period for the proposal concludes on September 17; however, the PFBC will accept comments from interested parties beyond that date.

Read more: http://ow.ly/5ca550KIZTT

DEP, Fish & Boat Commission Investigate Multiple, Continuing Water Pollution Discharges From PGE Natural Gas Pipeline Construction Site On Loyalsock Creek,

On September 5 (Labor Day), a rainstorm caused the wash out of erosion and sedimentation controls and a very heavy sediment plume in Loyalsock Creek for several miles downstream of the construction site that was reported to DEP by Friends of the ‘Sock.

Click the link beloe to see the story published by the PA Environment Digest Blog on September 13, 2022

http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2022/09/dep-fish-boat-commission-investigating.html?m=1

Bigger brown trout are coming

Using science that seems a bit like trickery, Pennsylvania fish hatcheries are giving Mother Nature a jump-start and Pennsylvania anglers bigger brown trout to catch each spring.

Watch the video to learn more about the Light House Program, which tricks fish into spawning in June and July instead of November and December.

https://fb.watch/fqSk7c0lbh/

PA Environment Digest Blog: Exceptional Value Water Quality Designation, State Forest Land, River Honors Were Not Enough To Protect Loyalsock Creek From Natural Gas Drilling & Pipelines In Lycoming County

http://paenvironmentdaily.blogspot.com/2022/09/exceptional-value-water-quality.html

50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act Celebration

As a way to mark the 50th anniversary of the national Clean Water Act, the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, with support from the Degenstein Foundation, is holding a Clean Water Celebration on Oct. 15, 2022, in Lewisburg

Included in the experience will be:

10 a.m. to noon: A free slate of events focused on community interaction in Lewisburg’s Hufnagle Park. This will include presentations, hands-on activities, live music and other opportunities.

12:45 p.m.: A special screening of the new documentary “American River” at the Campus Theatre with filmmaker Scott Morris in attendance. A panel discussion featuring Morris and local Susquehanna River experts will follow the film. Cost for this is $10 per ticket.

Find out more about the event, get your tickets and watch for updates on the event by clicking here.