Advocacy

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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.

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 […]

National Trout Unlimited offers Advocacy opportunities

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

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.

December Chapter meeting features Chris Mullin. His Topic: Introduction to Citizens Climate Lobby – A Trout Unlimited Partner in the fight against Climate Change OR “A Simple Solution to Climate Change”

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 […]

Upgrading Glade Run (12-1-2020)

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 […]

Chapter honors Tom Walsh with a grant to Chatham University (10-11-2020)

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 […]

Steelhead Log for the Tribs (10-3-20)

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 […]

PATU and National TU oppose Pennsylvania legislation that would alter many PA environmental policies pertaining to clean water. (10-2-2020)

As a head’s up: The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering a bill (SB619) that changes many aspects of our efforts to ensure clean water in PA. PATU has sent a LETTER to the PA House of Representatives urging them not to go down this road. Click Here for a link to the letter.

John Arway, Retired Executive Director PAFB Commission to speak October 6 (9-17-20)

Pittsburgh North Area Environmental Council is hosting John Arway in a ZOOM conference on October 6 at 7pm.John calls it like he sees it and is always an entertaining speaker. You must be registered to attend. Click Here for all the details.

Stream Cleanup Opportunities

Gallery

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.

Allegheny County Conservation District

  • 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

Western Allegheny Conservancy

  • 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.