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Sunday, February 11, 2018


Check out these great resources from the PA DEP and Fish and Boat.  The DEP map that seems most interesting is located at the end of the presentation ( you have to scroll through), and links DEP Marco studies to water bodies.  It is very scientific, so don't expect to see "March Brown" or Blue Winged Olive.  A little google searching will get you the common names.  The Fish and Boat Map that is shown here lets you map trout streams and narrow them by your chosen criteria.  There are other great maps (click on "more interactive maps" near the top).  Do a little digging, and you might find a new place to fish!

Friday, February 2, 2018

EPA suspends Clean Water Rule

EPA suspends Clean Water Rule — implications for clean water?

What does EPA’s suspension of the 2015 Clean Water Rule mean for water quality, trout streams and anglers?

After several rounds of litigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday that it has finalized a rule that will suspend the 2015 Clean Water Rule for two years.
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that district courts across the country—not the circuit courts—should be the first to hear the merits of cases regarding the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Action Alert!

An important note from Dave Kinney, our Mid- Atlantic Policy Director.  Please call you Senator TODAY.  Most of us fall in Sen. Boscoloa's district, but you can use the link below to find out for sure.  I would suggest calling the Harrisburg office, as they are there today.  Thanks. 
A Senate resolution is moving quickly through the PA Statehouse urging the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to allow new drilling leases on state forest lands. See here.
The resolution cleared committee just yesterday and is set for a floor vote today.
TU opposes this resolution. As DCNR notes, industry already has access to nearly half of the 1.5 million acres of Marcellus shale accessible from state forest land. Pennsylvania’s 2015 moratorium on new leases does not prevent drilling on land that has already been leased, nor on land where the state does not own mineral rights. Notably, much of the land that has been leased has not yet been drilled.
Our position is that current policy protects against impacts on coldwater resources from a more expansive build-out of natural gas infrastructure in state forests.
Given the time constraints, we won’t have a chance to put together a letter to lawmakers, but I encourage you to call your state senate offices this morning to urge opposition to this resolution.
Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, and thanks as always.
David Kinney | Mid-Atlantic Policy Director | 856-834-6591

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Baby its cold outside....

Here's some videos to take your mind of the mind numbing cold.  Some are conservation minded, some might make you think, some are just for fun.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fly Fishing Film Tour is Back!

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2018

March 20 – March 21, 2018 · view days & times
Price: $15 in advance | $20 day of show

Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Buy Tickets (Click HERE)
 or call the box office: (610-332-3378)
Happy Hour: 6 p.m.
Screenings: 7:30 p.m.

Live performance by Woodsmoke March 20, 6 p.m. !

Proceeds from screenings to benefit Trout Unlimited’s Monocacy Chapter and ArtsQuest.

Fly fishing aficionados, gear up for trout season and transport yourself to some of the most exotic angling destinations on Earth as the preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, the acclaimed Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), returns to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks!

At the Fly Fishing Film Tour, guests enjoy a variety of breathtakingly beautiful short films focused on dynamic angling destinations around the globe. Highlights include films about saltwater fishing in Dubai, floating fishing a remote Alaskan river via a pack raft, and seeking out the predatory Tiger Fish in Africa. The short film “New River” covers the amazing work being done by a local chapter of Project Healing Waters, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing therapeutic fly fishing experiences for our nation’s veterans.

Guests are invited to arrive starting at 6 p.m. each evening to enjoy an Anglers’ Happy Hour with food and beverages from the ArtsQuest Center’s Mike & Ike Bistro (not included with ticket price), as well as check out the raffle featuring two fly fishing trips with guide Jerry Hadden on the Upper Delaware River and a smallmouth bass angling trip on the Susquehanna River with Nick Raftas. This year’s two-night run kicks off with a free performance by bluegrass band Woodsmoke on March 20, 6p.m.

Proceeds from the Fly Fishing Film Tour benefit the Monocacy Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s habitat improvement work and coldwater conservation efforts on streams throughout the Lehigh Valley, as well as the ArtsQuest Arts Education Programming Fund, which helps to support ArtsQuest’s free music, arts and education programming for the community.

Photo: Jako Lucas

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
map & directions

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Running with the bulls, 1/23

Join us 1/23, 7pm at the DAR log cabin for our monthly meeting featuring Joe Baylog from the Forks of The Delaware Chapter.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 30, 2017