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 […]
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 […]
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 […]