Flies For Freedom III Auction ! 

Today, November 1st, bidding will open at an auction to benefit all Pennsylvania Project Healing Waters programs!

This is our third benefit fundraiser and I need your help.

Please visit the auction (link below) and peruse the eighteen items offered for bid. The link has full descriptions, pictures, values and starting bids for each item.


Once you have reviewed the items (and hopefully made your bid) please forward the link to your program’s email list and 3 or 4 friends who may also be willing to help us!

Start bidding today!

Dave Riggio
Pennsylvania Deputy Regional Coordinator
West Bradford Program Lead

Mobile (484) 225-0452

Notice of Upcoming Chapter Election

The annual Chapter election will be held at the November 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting. As required by the bylaws, the Nominating Committee has presented the following list of candidates:

1 year Term
President:           Walt Nicholson
Vice President:   Dave Craig
Secretary:          Kevin McJunkin
Treasurer:          Bob Baker

3 year Term
Director: Charlie Knowlden
Director: Isaac Bragunier

Since posting the list of candidates in October, Steve Szoke withdrew his name for consideration for another term as Director. The nomination committee then named Isaac Bragunier, who accepted the nomination to be considered for the open Director position.

We will take nominations from the floor prior to the election. Please consider giving back to the Chapter by assuming a leadership role.   You can self nominate yourself or nominate someone else. You don’t have to worry about experience and you will not be left alone as you will have all the support, and help, you need in order to succeed.



Trout Stream Habitat Restoration Presentation by PA Bureau of Forestry

On Wednesday, November 14th at 7 pm, the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be featuring a special presentation by Nathan Reagle of the PA Bureau of Forestry on improving habitat for wild trout in the headwater streams of Pennsylvania by employing techniques such as selective use of large woody material placement in streams. Natural deposition of large tree trunks and woody debris in forested trout streams have been found to have ecological and conservation benefits by increasing shelter and food habitat for trout and helping to reduce bank erosion.   Ongoing and potential projects to utilize these practices in our area streams will be discussed, as well as how sportsmen groups and conservation organizations can get involved in support of stream restoration efforts. The public is invited to attend this event which will also include the annual meeting and election of officers of the TU chapter. The presentation and meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, rear of 807 W 4th Street in Williamsport (enter off of Campbell Street).

Informational downloads for you:

Wood in Streams Brochure

Stream Habitat Improvement LWM


HARRISBURG, Pa. (October 18) – During a special meeting today, the PFBC Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Tim Schaeffer to the role of Executive Director. Schaeffer will assume his duties beginning November 13, 2018.

“I’m extremely honored and grateful to the board of commissioners for the opportunity to lead such a great agency,” said Schaeffer. “I’m excited to get to work.”

As executive director, Schaeffer will return to the PFBC where he previously served as Director of Policy and Planning from 2008-2017. Currently, he is Deputy Secretary for the Office of Water Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He resides with his family in New Cumberland, Cumberland County.

“Tim’s experience speaks for itself and it gives us great pleasure to present him with this opportunity,” said Eric Hussar, PFBC Board President. “We look forward to seeing how he’s going to lead us into the future and advance our mission.”

Schaeffer will replace Executive Director John Arway, who will retire effective November 3.


Media Contact:
Mike Parker, Communications Director

Tim Schaeffer (pictured)

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