Unassessed Waters Initiative to be discussed at March Meeting

The public and local Watershed Associations are invited to attend the monthly meeting of Susquehanna Chapter Trout Unlimited on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at E. Third and Mulberry Streets, Williamsport.  PA Fish & Boat Commission representatives will be outlining a pilot study for soliciting public participation in helping to determine prioritization of local streams to be monitored and assessed in this summer’s work by PF&BC staff and partnering colleges.  This could be a great opportunity to see some of your favorite unprotected fishing spots become protected through the PA-Unassessed Waters Program.  So far, the initiative has inventoried hundreds of high quality PA streams previously unclassified with a goal of monitoring hundreds more.  For more information, visit the PF&BC website at http://fishandboat.com/unassessedwaters.htm.

Fly Tying Class to Be Held

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again be holding a fly tying class starting on February 5, 2013 from 7pm until 8:30 pm.  The class is open to everyone (members and non members) and will be held once a week for 6 weeks.

Class’s will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the First Presbyterian Church (102 East 3rd Street, Williamsport) and will feature beginner and advanced  instruction.  We are asking those students who will be taking the advanced tying, to submit their requests for what they would like to tie so that instructors have time to prepare to teach that particular fly. If you have your own tools and supplies, you are welcome to bring them but items will be available  for you to use at the class.  There is no charge for the class and we are looking forward to another great class. Instructors who have indicated they will participate include:  Walt Nicholson, Bill Bartlow, Don Daughenbaugh, Joe Radley, and Bob Spencer, and Ed Blackburn.

To register or for more information, please contact Ed Blackburn at 570-433-4489, or email esblackburn@comcast.net by February 3rd.