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Friday, March 1, 2019

Social Funding opportunity to support local project

The Northampton County Conservation District, in partnership with the Penn State Master Watershed Stewards, and Wildland's Conservancy, have started phase II of a stream restoration project on a privately owned piece of property on Biery's Bridge Rd.  The owner has property on both sides of the stream, which makes it an ideal location for projects.  Last fall, the homeowner financed the placement of 1 Ton of rocks to be placed in- stream, and now the hope is to stabilize the banks with riparian (stream bank) plantings to help reduce erosion.  The funding goal is $2500, and will be used towards the purchase of plants, tree and shrubs.  The partner groups, and the homeowner, are hoping to use this as an example for other landowners what is possible through stream restoration.  Any amount helps.  The Go Fund Me is being administered by the Monocacy Creek Watershed Association and 100% of the money raised will be used for the purchase of plants/ supplies .  You can donate directly below or CLICK HERE

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monthly Meeting Reminder 2/26/19

This month we will be featuring Geoffrey A. Reese, PE, Director of Environmental Planning at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (  Geoff will be discussing his role and the role of the at LVPC in terms of regulations and planning, and how they effect the Monocacy Creek.

To start the meeting we will also have a brief demonstration by Board Member Ryan Shannon on how to make custom furled leaders.  He will discuss when to use them, and why he likes them over mono.

Meeting starts at 7pm and is located at the DAR log cabin, in  Bethlehem's Rose Garden Park on 8th Ave.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Fly Fishing Show 2019, Edison NJ

A great show to help beat cabin fever. TONS of great presentations, fly tying/ casting demos etc. 

If you missed our last Chapter Meeting featuring Tim Flagler of Tightlines Productions, you can catch his presentation What Trout Like to Eat and Flies to Feed Them, or one of his other seminars at the show:

Friday, Jan 25th
10:00: Adventure Theater, Room B - Patagonia: A Fly Fisher’s Bucket List

Saturday, Jan 26th
10:00: Destination Theater, Room G - Patagonia: A Fly Fisher’s Bucket List
4:30: Seminar, Catch Room - What Trout Like to Eat and Flies to Feed Them

Sunday, Jan 27th
11:15: Featured Fly Tier - Tips, Techniques & Tools to Make Fly Tying Easier
3:00: Adventure Theater, Room B - Patagonia: A Fly Fisher’s Bucket List

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Effort to fix flooding problem in Bethlehem Township

Effort to fix flooding problem in Bethlehem Township just got a boost

Bethlehem Township is hopeful that a state grant helps put a stop to frequent flooding in Municipal Park that renders the township-owned recreational area a soggy mess for days after rain.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded the township a $57,600 grant this week to kick off the Nancy Run tributary restoration project. The township is providing matching funds and applying for another grant to complete the work, said Kate Ebel, senior environmental scientist for the Wildlands Conservancy, which is partnering with the township on the restoration.