Category Archives: Conservation

A Day of Partnership and Environmental Service – Montour Run Fall Clean Up

This past Saturday October 23rd was a classic Pittsburgh fall day with temps in the 50’s and drizzle on and off.  But the 14 volunteers from the Montour Run Watershed Association and Penn’s Woods West didn’t care. In fact, one little duck, belonging to new PWWTU member Austin Price, was splashing in the puddles without […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]