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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Nov. meeting update

Update:  It’s Chili Night!!

In addition to the great program below, several of our members have offered to share their best chili recipies.  Light reshreshments provided.

Join us Tuesday Nov. 27th for our monthly membership meeting.
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This month we will be featuring Russell Parks, Owner and Guide at The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop in Missoula Montana, who will be giving a remote presentation : "Fly Fishing Western Montana".

***Special Note*** This months meeting will be held at Illick's Mill


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meeting Reminder, Nov 2018

Join us Tuesday Nov. 27th for our monthly membership meeting.
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This month we will be featuring Russell Parks, Owner and Guide at The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop in Missoula Montana, who will be giving a remote presentation : "Fly Fishing Western Montana".

***Special Note*** This months meeting will be held at Illick's Mill


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Monthly Meeting Reminder 10/23/18

Monthly meeting reminder for Tuesday October 23rd, 7pm.  Meetings are held @ the DAR House, 8th Ave in Bethlehem (in the Rose Garden Park).
This month we will be featuring:
  • Chapter Elections:   Our annual meeting and elections will be held at the start of the meeting.  All Chapter Elected positions are open.
    • Important: After many years of dedicated service, Chapter Secretary Bob Signorello will be stepping down.  If you have any interest in serving the Chapter, please email Erik Broesicke : monocacytu491@gmail.com.  The main duty's: recording minutes from meetings if needed, assisting in Chapter decision making, representing the Chapter at events.  
  •  Rob Shane  Mid-Atlantic Organizer:  Rob is a National TU Staff member working on policy issues in our area.
  • The "Put and Take Table" is back!  This is not a sale, but a way to "pay it forward" and get rid of any gear etc. you no longer use or need.  So bring along those rods, reels, fly tying tools etc. that are collecting dust and see if someone else can use it.  **If you bring it and can't get rid of it, you have to leave with it!**
  • Pizza and light refreshments!!
As always, meetings are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

MCWA TO HOST LECTURE BY LANDSTUDIES, INC.


MCWA TO HOST LECTURE BY LANDSTUDIES, INC.

The Monocacy Creek Watershed Association will host a presentation entitled “Economic Ecology” by Kelly and Mark Gutshall of LandStudies, Inc., on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Illick’s Mill in Bethlehem. All are invited to attend. This lecture should be of particular interest to local environmental groups and watershed associations, as well as those involved in municipal planning.
The presentation will take place immediately following the MCWA regular monthly meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM.
Based in Lititz, PA, LandStudies, Inc. is well known for assisting communities with environmental improvement projects, and has been actively focused on stream and wetlands protection and restoration. As stated on their website (https://landstudies.com):
LandStudies, Inc. is an award winning environmental design/build firm with experience since 1989 using natural systems to improve the environment. We are recognized throughout PA and the mid-Atlantic region for our innovative, sustainable work restoring streams, floodplains, and wetlands, and creating natural landscapes with a goal of improving water quality and wildlife habitat.”
Topics to be discussed in the LandStudies presentation will include:
  • Flood Reduction/Pollution Removal
  • Watershed Action Plans
  • Legacy Sediment/Floodplain Restoration
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4)
  • Regional Scale
  • Cost/Benefit Analyses for Watershed Improvement Projects
  • Maintenance
  • Empirical Data vs. Models
  • Case Studies
EVENT: Lecture – “Economic Ecology”, by Kelly and Mark Gutshall of LandStudies, Inc.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Illick’s Mill, 100 Illick’s Mill Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017. 2ndFloor
WHO: All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Correction...

The last post incorrectly stated the start time for tonights meeting as 6pm.  We will start at 7pm as usual.  Sorry for the confusion.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monthly Meetings are Back!

We're Baaaaack!! 

Our regularly scheduled monthly meetings are back, starting this Tuesday September 25th, 7pm.  Meetings are held @ the DAR House, 8th Ave in Bethlehem (in the Rose Garden Park).
This month we will be featuring :
  • PA Fish & Boat Commission Waterways Conservation Officer, Zach Rudd with an brief update on PFBC happenings.
  • We will also be having our first ever gear reduction event!  This is not a sale, but a way to "pay it forward" and get rid of any gear you no longer use or need.  So bring along those rods, reels, fly tying tools etc that are collecting dust and see if someone else can use it.  **If you bring it and can't get rid of it, you have to leave with it!**
  • Chapter Update:  a brief update of the topics discussed at the Board of Director summer planning meeting. 
  • Pizza and light refreshments!!
As always, meetings are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Volunteers STILL needed for this weekend's project

Members,

The fish habitat project set for this weekend is still in need of volunteers to help place rocks in- stream.  Without volunteer support, this project will be difficult to finish.  These types of projects are crucial to improving in- stream habitat for fish, their food, and the overall health of the stream.  Please contact Michael Harrington directly if you can help:

610-392-1428 (mobile)
tq3222@yahoo.com

Friday, September 14, 2018

Volunteers Needed for habitat project

In- stream rock habitat project


 A local landowner who owns property on a section of the Monocacy Creek near Altoonah Rd, has reached out to local conservation groups to help complete an in- stream fish habitat project.  He is looking for at least 6 volunteers (working in pairs) for both Saturday, Sept. 22nd and Sun., Sept. 23.  Volunteers will need to be able to lift large rocks, and then place them in the stream.  Due to limited parking space, please don’t volunteer if you cannot assist.  If we get more than 6 per day, we can work in two shifts.  The exact details still need to be ironed out (start time, parking, etc.). Michael Harrington will be the point person on this project, and you can get in touch with him directly (email or call) if you are  interested in helpping out:

Michael Harrington 610-392-1428 (mobile)
tq3222@yahoo.com