Check it out. MCWA is doing a great job at improving the riparian buffer on our stream. Please help out if you can.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Not those! The Monocacy Chapter typically holds it's annual meeting and elections in October, but 2020 being what it is, things were a little different this year.
Due to low turnout at the meeting (understandable), and the uncertainty about when we could reschedule for the future, those in attendance voted unanimously to postpone the election of Officers and Board of Directors until Spring 2021.
So for now we will continue with our current BOD and Officers as usual.
On HOLD for now. The City of Bethlehem has temporarily closed our normal meeting place, the Daughters of the American Revolution Log Cabin. As an alternative to that, be on the look out for online or outdoor events to fill in the schedule. The change in weather and the flexibility of online meetings may mean programs outside the 4th Tuesday of the month we typically use.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Our annual elections are slated to take place tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 27th. This year our meeting will have to be conducted outside, at the Pavilion in Illick's Mill Park (the one closest Illick's Mill Rd). The meeting time will also be moved up to 5:30. The agenda for this meeting will be:
1. Election of Officers
2. Election of Board of Directors (if needed)
3. New Buisness
If you currently serve as an Officer or on the Board of Directors and DO NOT wish to continue, please send a quick note to email@example.com .
Thanks, hope to see you tomorrow.
WHERE: ILLICK'S MILL PARK PAVILLION
WHEN: TUESDAY OCT. 27 5:30 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This morning, October 15th 2020, the water on Bushkill Creek was once again slowed to a mere trickle when pumps at Buzzi Unicem quarry turned off for maintenance on an electrical transformer. The planned shut down was slated to last 4 hrs, starting at 8am. The pictures below show the effects on the stream in the town of Tatamy, from roughly 9:45 - 12:45pm. During that time, the water flow went from low to basically 0. A number of trout from fingerling size to over 12" were observed, and all were struggling in the few pools that had any water. Numerous other small fish species and aquatic insects were left high and dry. What can be done? Share this on social media, follow the Forks of the Delaware Facebook page for updates, and consider contacting your local elected officials to voice your concern. While some progress on the issue has been made, this has been a problem for 10+ yrs.
|Below Main St Bridge, 9:45 am|
|Down Stream of Tatamy, 11:45 am|
|Downstream of Tatamy Bridge 12:45|
From: Friends of the Upper Delaware:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
If you can’t make it Saturday...
|MCWA Planting Day at Park Place|
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Another great opportunity with the MCWA! Please consider helping!:
On Saturday, October 17, from 9 to 11, we will be planting tree seedlings along Monocacy Way. These were bare-root trees in March that we potted up into small 6- to 8-inch pots, and they’ve been growing well! Time to get them into the creek riparian buffer areas so they can really grow.
Parking for this stretch of Monocacy Way is in the Quiet Core lot on Schoenersville just east of the bridge over the creek, and directly across the street from St. Lukes facility there (the old racquetball club) and the entrance to Burnside. The address is 1440 Schoenersville Rd.
Bring a shovel, gloves, drinking water and a mask. If you have waders, bring them, but they are necessary. We will organize it so that you will be able to work alone as we dig the holes, set the trees, and put protection around them, sort of like an assembly line.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Once again, the 4th Tuesday of the month has snuck up on us as we closeout summer. Our monthly meetings will resume tomorrow, September 22nd (first day of fall!). In order to ease into holding meetings in the current environment, we will be having a fishing evening at Illick's Mill, starting at 6 pm. We will meet in (or near) the first Pavilion. Please follow all guidelines for social distancing and mask wearing where appropriate. A brief discussion about indoor meetings, and ideas for speakers etc, and fish stories from the summer will take place promptly at 6pm.
Apologies for the short notice. Hope you can make it out for some fishing.
What: Monthly Meeting
Where: Illick’s Mill Park
When: Tuesday Sept. 22nd. 6pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020
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