Alex Ciocca wins fishing trip to Montana, donates value to PWWTU

Covid has a silver lining afterall. Alex Ciocca, one of our younger members. won a recent contest and has donated the grand prize ($500) to PWWTU. The story: Alex took a quiz focused on things he has learned from fly fishing. Then he submitted a 1 minute video on three things he has learned. The prize, a week fishing in Montana, was cancelled due to Covid, so Alex has donated the money to PWWTU. Thanks Alex!

Bryan Mathie will discuss PWWTU conservation options Monday Oct 12 (10-9-20)

Unfortunately, our scheduled speaker for the October Chapter meeting has become unavailable. Bryan Mathie, our Conservation Chair and Board member has agreed to fill in. His topic will be “Conservation Strategies and how you can get involved”. Remember that conservation of cold water resources is TU’s mission and recognize, please, that our Chapter needs to up our game in this regard. The Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/3968036408

INFORMATION ON ZOOM:

To use Zoom, download the app on your phone or the computer OR use the link in the email to connect. The group will not officially start until we log in at 7:00 PM. Your video call will request to launch on joining the call if you’re using a phone app or computer program. You can be on video so that we can have more connection, but feel free to turn your video off as needed while watching the presentation.

It’s important to minimize the background noise and we ask you to remain muted for the meeting. We will give a brief orientation to the Zoom program at the start of the call. 

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 sign up to receive a log book (pictured above). Good service, good fun.

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.

Days on the Water announces Fall programs (10-2-20)

If you’re interested in upping your game against the wily steelhead, you may consider enrolling in Rob Reeder and Scott Loughner’s series of lectures this Fall. Click Here to find out more.

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.

October Chapter Meeting (9-17-20)

Our speaker for the October 12 virtual meeting is Michael Hosack, Fisheries Biologist, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Lake Erie Research Unit. Michael is a whiz kid when it comes to the biology of Lake Erie Steelhead. His topic will be: “LECAL Steelhead Survey & Management of steelhead and brown trout fisheries(Q & A Session to follow)

One of Michael’s projects is to generate a report each year based on the logs of fishermens’ experience on the Tribs. He provides log books that fishermen document important details of each adventures chasing the wily steelhead and brown trout in the Tribs. Click here to find out more and to sign up to participate.

Culton Taping this Thursday ; Zoom details (9-8-20)

Folks, Around 7 pm this Thursday, join the fun as we attempt to tape Steve Culton’s presentation which will appear as a YouTube video on Monday, September 14th on the website and Facebook.

If you have the Zoom app installed on your phone or computer, it’s easy. Just follow this LINK and you should be connected. Please minimize background noise or hit the mute button. We may have 100 members on the conference and don’t need more than a few barking dogs.

If by any chance you are asked for the meeting ID, it’s  963 7421 0737.