Monday, September 26, 2016

Tree planting party...Oct. 1 Volunteer now!

As part of the completion of phase 1 of the dam removal at Bridal Path Rd, we will be holding a riparian buffer planting work party on Oct. 1st from 9am- 12pm
The addition of at least 40 trees and shrubs will increase the shading of the stream, slow flood waters when heavy rain events occur, and provide habitat for wildlife
It is very important that our Chapter supports these efforts, as we have 100 volunteer hours needed to fulfill our grant obligations.
Parking will either be along Bridal Path Rd, or in the lots at the Sisters of St. Francis retreat center.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Membership meeting September 27th

The first monthly meeting of fall 2016 for the Monocacy Chapter of TU will be held on September 27th @ 7pm. Meetings take place at the DAR House on 8th Ave, which is located in the Rose Garden Park. All meetings are free and open to the public. This month will be a meet and greet event where we will focus on getting to know any new members, share fishing stories and review what the Chapter has been doing over the summer. Pizza and soda will be served.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Habitat diversity leads to better stream health and fishing opportunities

Habitat diversity leads to better stream health and fishing opportunities: TU Science staff Dan Dauwalter, Kurt Fesenmyer, Tucker Porter (BLM), and John Walrath electrofishing in Goose Creek.By Dan DauwalterHabitat complexity and diversity are characteristics of healthy streams.

Without Edwards Dam, fish and birds thrive on the Kennebec

AUGUSTA — The first water to flow through when Edwards Dam was breached 15 years ago was brown and thick with mud from the earthen cofferdam built for the occasion.
Environmental and fisheries advocates say the Kennebec River has been looking better and getting healthier ever since the 917-foot-long dam was removed on July 1, 1999, returning 17 miles of upstream water to free-flowing after they were blocked by the dam for the previous 172 years.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fix Florida

It's not just trout streams we are messing up.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Elwah Dam Removal Success

Published on Jun 2, 2016
June 2, 2016 - Conservationists can now point to the largest dam removal project in the U.S. as a success story. The ecosystem of Washington's Elwha River has been thriving since the removal of its hydroelectric dam system. Recent surveys show dramatic recovery, especially in the near shore at the river's mouth, where the flow of sediment has created favorable habitat for the salmon population. A new generation of salmon species, some of which are endangered, are now present in the river. Some hope that the restoration of the Elwha River will become a shining example for the removal of dams across the U.S.

Read "River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in U.S. History."

Check out salmon photos on National Geographic Your Shot.

Learn more about the largest dam removal in U.S. history.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Have your say on Penneast Pipeline's environmental impact

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on July 25, 2016 at 9:27 PM, updated July 26, 2016 at 9:32 AM
Federal energy regulators are visiting the Lehigh Valley and Hunterdon County next month to take input on the environmental impact of the proposed PennEast Pipeline.
PennEast PipelineFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) conducts a scoping meeting for the planned PennEast Pipeline Project on Feb. 25, 2015, in West Trenton, New Jersey. (NJ Advance Media file photo | For 
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday released the draft environmental impact statement for the planned 118.8-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline between Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, and Mercer County, New Jersey.