In case you missed the October Chapter Meeting featuring Conservation Chair Bryan Mathie’s update on the Chapter’s conservation plans, please click here for a youtube video of his talk. Click here for his power point slides.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
CLICK HERE to get to the National TU’s website page called “Stand up TU” which has great opportunities to get involved in lobbying for projects all over the country.
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.
Chris Mullin grew up in Minnesota, where he enjoyed canoeing and fishing its many lakes, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. His most recent trip there was two years ago with his two brothers and 89-year-old father. He earned degrees in physics from the University Of Chicago, and Cal Berkeley, and has a deep respect for […]
In case you missed this “Outdoors” article in the PPG newspaper on November 29th you can Click Here to read all about a major stream improvement project on an important tributary of Dunbar Creek. The story illustrates how many players are involved in a 21st Century project, and the time and effort required to bring […]
Tom Walsh was the chair of our Conservation Committee until his untimely death last year. Tom’s love for (Little) Pine Creek in the North Hills was unmatched. He organized work parties, stocking, and children’s fishing derbies. Your Board has chosen to honor him by donating $2500 each year for 5 years to support one or […]
If you’re planning trip(s) to the tribs to hunt the wily steelhead this year, consider helping the people who manage the fishery by recording information about your trip: location; stream; weather, stream flow, catch, species, number of anglers, time on the water, which lure, etc. Click here to find out more about the program and […]
Stream Cleanup Opportunities
PWWTU members helping Allison Park Sportsman Club stock and improve “little” Pine Creek
Links to Conservation Organizations
Find one in your neighborhood and join their efforts.
- This group is the agency that reviews and issues permits to all conservation projects in Allegheny County. Hence, it is a good source of information about conservation activities in the county
- This group has education, research and action missions. They have a complete set if Watershed Plans and have recently focused on eliminating barriers such as dams and culverts between waterways.
Various watershed organizations.
- These organizations cover a great deal of Allegheny County and surrounding area. Each will welcome new members and hence provide an opportunity for PWW members to satisfy their need for “conservation points”.
- Montour Watershed Association
- Peter’s Creek Watershed Association
- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition
- Nine Mile Watershed Association
- Chartiers Creek Watershed
- Sewickley Creek Watershed
- Little Sewickley Creek Watershed
- Pine Creek Watershed Coalition
- Pine Creek Watershed Assessment
- Allegheny Clean Ways Gratekeepers