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Penn’s Woods West Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Pittsburgh, PA

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September 13 Chapter Meeting will be VIRTUAL by ZOOM

The increase in Delta Covid cases and the significant health problems caused by this virus, especially in unvaccinated people has prompted the PWWTU Board to cancel the in-person meeting scheduled for Christ Church and substitute a ZOOM conference. Check your email for the zoom link.

Chesapeake Bay Conference on Brook Trout

If you are a fan of the brook trout you may wish to attend (either in person or by Zoom) a two-day meeting to be held September 28-29 in Thurmont, MD (halfway between Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD on US 15). The workshop is titled: ” Understanding Genetics for Successful Conservation and Restoration of Resilient Chesapeake […]

September Board Meeting summary

The PWWTU Board met by zoom on September 2, 2021. The draft minutes are posted on the Officer’s Quarter tab. The Board approved a new policy that deals with administration procedures for grants. The Board approved accepting a “no strings” donation of $25,000 from Equitrans, a local pipeline company whose employees selected PWWTU as a […]

Upcoming PATU members’ meeting – September 18th

Mark your calendars and plan to attend: The 2021 PA Council Annual Membership Meeting will be an in-person event held at The Hall at Kinton’s Knob, located at 6441 Lincoln Highway in Bedford, PA. The meeting will begin promptly at 9 AM. Click here to view the Meeting Agenda. Cost is $35 and includes coffee, snacks, lunch, […]

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 […]

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.

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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]