Techie alert: Steve Colton’s presentation for the virtual September Chapter meeting will be TAPED starting at 7 pm on Thursday, September 10th via a ZOOM conference. You are invited to attend the taping via Zoom and to engage in a question and answer session after Steve’s presentation. Should you miss this event, a YouTube video of the session will be posted on the website and distributed by email blast on Monday, September 14.
Visit and like our updated Facebook page. Click here to go there. Much of the information is directly from our website, but sharing it with your friends on social media will increase our exposure.
Pennsylvania is sponsoring an effort to plant TEN MILLION TREES. Trees are critical to life as we know it. This project aims to preserve existing trees and plant new ones alongside streams, streets and other sensitive landscapes. Help, of course, is needed. Click Here to go there.
Allison Park Sportsman’s Club has launched its own website thanks to the hard work of Steven Plut (pictured above). Click here to get to the new page. PWWTU has a long-standing relationship with this club and our members have joined in numerous projects on “Little” Pine Creek in Allison Park. Bookmark this site so you can easily find out what they are up to.
Rob Reeder and Scot Loughner are educational wizards who teach a number of CCAC courses each fall. Click here to get the list of courses. Their course “Learn to Fly Fish” starts September 8th. Click here to get registration information. They’ve also added two new courses on tying Steelhead flies this fall.
PATU, our administrative state council, will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 19 from 9 to 11:30 am. The format of the meeting will be virtual this year because of Covid-19. What an opportunity for all of us to find out what’s going on at the Council level! Usually, attending the meeting meant a 3-7 hour drive and motel expense, but not this year.
The proposed agenda for the meeting can be viewed here. Chris Wood, President of TU, will join the conference at 11:00. To be included, you must register by September 13. Click here to do so. Instructions for participating in the Zoom meeting will be posted at a later date.
Charles Cantella interviews this year’s Art Raffle artist, Tiffany London. Ms. London is a well-established fish and wildlife artist with a knack for adding original fish images to everyday items such as pillows, flower pots, kitchen chairs and Yeti coolers. Each commission is unique. Click here for Charles’ very interesting interview. Click Here to get to Tiffany’s website.
The Trump administration, acting through the Army Corps of Engineers, has put a serious roadblock in the way of the Pebble Mine Project. The Corps of Engineers is requiring that Alaska issue a “certificate of reasonable assurance” that the Pebble Mine will comply with federal and state water quality laws. The Corps cannot issue a wetlands permit to Pebble without having Alaska sign off on it. Click here for an August 28 article from the Alaska Public Media.
Nick Cobler, a PWWTU member and graphic designer, has developed a Tee shirt to honor the late Jim Hoey, owner of Hoey’s Fly Shop in the North Hills. The shirts come in many sizes and colors, and Nick plans to donate all proceeds from the sale of these shirts to PWWTU! Click here to get to Nick’s website and learn how to purchase a shirt.
National TU is urging members to rejoin the fight against the Pebble Mine in Alaska. Many of you have supported the resistance to this huge and potentially dangerous project in the past. Action is needed now because our President is considering issuing a permit that would move the mine closer to reality. Click here for a link that will allow you to register your concern.