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Penn’s Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Pittsburgh, PA

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Advocacy opportunity: Carbon Pricing and the Budget Reconcilliation process

Tim Kelly of Citizen’s Climate Lobby urges us to contact our Senators and urge them to include carbon pricing in the Budget Reconcilliation Bill. Click Here for more information about how to take action.

PATU seeks Outreach Coordinator

The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps service member to serve as its Communications and Outreach Coordinator to recruit, retain, and reactivate volunteers across Pennsylvania. This person will provide outreach to PATU’s 49 chapters, current and potential partners, and the public, acting as a liaison to the board of directors. […]

A few seats left in the most recent Days on the Water course

Pass this along to any beginning fly flshers you know. Rob Reeder and Scott Lockner do a great job…lots of good information about fishing that you can put to use immediately. Click Here for a course description and how to register.

Senate Passes Brewster Bill to Aid Therapeutic Fishing Programs

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved a bill by Sen. Jim Brewster aimed at helping veterans and others who are “in recovery” by waiving license fees for recreational fishing within the confines of an approved program. PA Senate Bill 241, will exempt the cost of fishing licenses in Pennsylvania for veterans and other individuals taking […]

Advocacy

Advocacy of conservation and environmental issues is an important aspect of our mission, as outlined in the recently adopted Strategic Plan. We’ve added a column titled “ADVOCACY” to the Conservation page. Please contact [email protected] with ideas for individual and/or group action.

Board Approves Strategic Plan

Every organization benefits from taking a hard look at where they are and where they are going. Your Board, following a suggestion by Ed Barger and with the expert assistance of Jamie Schroder and Bryan Mathie, has developed a plan for the Chapter that should guide our activities for the immediate future. The plan has […]

Greg Hoover’s Cicada pattern

Those of you who listened to Greg Hoover talk about the Brood 10 Cicada hatch this year will appreciate the details of his pattern. The fly is shown in the picture. Click here for a pdf of Greg’s article. Click here for a condensed recipe. This is a photo of the Chenille Greg uses:

Cecil Township Park Youth Fishing Derby a success

The happy smile on Brendan Ewig’s face reflects the spirit of the first annual Youth Fishing Derby held at Cecil Park on May 1, 2021. Brendan is 11 y.o. and the fish was released for others to angle for. Our chapter provided 220 # of rainbow trout (including 7 golden rainbows that the kids loved) […]

PWWTU Board Endorses “Energy Inovation Act” (H.R. 2307; 117th Congress)

Your Board has endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act introduced into the House of Representatives by Rep. Ted Deutsch (D, Florida; shown above). Click here for a quick summary of the Act. Click Here if you would also like to endorse the bill. ‘ TROUT UNLIMITED has endorsed the bill with the following […]

Bryan Mathie is winner of Spirit of TU award

Our Bryan Mathie has been named as a winner of a prestigeous Trout Unlimited award: The Spirit of TU Award. Ed Barger, Chuck Buffington and Larry Myers (from the Forbes Trail Chapter) worked with Doug Spiro (a videographer – “Spirovision”) to produce a 2-minute video about Bryan’s activities in the chapter and PA Council. Click […]

Expand your Horizons

Think outside the box of PWWTU. There are 400 plus Chapters of Trout Unlimited in the country.  We have a ton of members (over 1,000) but few cold-water streams supporting trout. Why not wind up the computer (or pick up the phone) and contact a TU chapter from the surrounding area to see what they’re up to and how you might be able to help. Click Here .SW PA TU Chapters for a spreadsheet of likely SW and NW PA Chapters, their websites, and a contact. What’s to lose?  You might even get introduced to a stream full of brookies that you didn’t know about.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Women and Diversity: Fly Fishing for Bass

    August 21
  2. Chapter Meeting

    September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Engagement

Women and Diversity

Calling all Ladies!!!

We have a group just for you!!!

“Women’s Outreach” for PWWTU. This new group was created so that we, as a local organization, can better listen to and serve the needs of female anglers.

Our aim is to partner with female anglers who: want to fish together, learn more about the sport, support each other’s fishing growth and have fun! As women – we have the ability to become some of the best anglers – and our chapter wants to support that growth!

If this group interests you or you have any questions – please contact Jodie Minor or Nora Cline at [email protected]