Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schedule reminder

Just a reminder:

  • This Saturday April 19th is our annual stream clean up. We will meet in the Illick's Mill main parking lot @ 9am, and work until 12. This is rain or shine, and we really need as much help as we can get. 
  • Our next monthly meeting will be on April 22nd, which will feature an update from the Wildlands Conservancy on area projects. Meeting starts @ 7pm at the DAR log cabin on 8th ave. 
  • Lastly, we are partnering with the Hokendauqua Chapter for a Project Healing Waters Event in May. Project Healing Waters is a program that helps military veterans by taking them fishing. If you want to volunteer to help with this event, you must attend a training event on April 26th. Please click HERE for more info. 
Thanks, hope to see you at an event or on the stream.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Event/ Meeting reminder

Just a reminder that:
  • Tomorrow, Saturday March 22nd will be the 12th Annual Spring Event, hosted by the 4 Lehigh Valley Chapters. The program this year will be given by Joe Baylog of the Forks Chapter, "DIY Alaska". Doors open @ 9am, program starts @ 10. THE VENUE THIS YEAR IS EAST BATH ROD AND GUN CLUB: 7905 Township Line Road P.O. Box 92 Bath, PA 18014. There will be lots of great raffle prizes and also some free starter outfit giveaways. 
  • On Tuesday March 25th, we will be having our regular monthly meeting, featuring chapter member Mike Recine giving a presentation on Fly Fishing the San Juan River. We will also have a brief presentation by Renae Hordorwicz on the Unassessed Waters Initiative we have volunteered for. This program uses volunteer fisherman to explore streams that have not been assessed by PFBC for wild trout populations. Renae will bring maps of the area we will focus on and answer any questions about the program. The information will be used to prioritize which streams are sampled by PFBC biologists. Info : HERE 
 This meeting will be at the DAR Log Cabin, 7pm on Tuesday March 25th.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A little hold over...

Here are two really neat videos to hold everyone over until we get some warm weather of our own:


SIFF13: Islands from Peter Laurelli on Vimeo.

Damsels in Distress from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monocacy Dam removal in the news.

The dam removal in Johnson Park that was done by the City of Bethlehem was included in a press release by American Rivers.  Some highlights of the article include:

1.  PA #1 in dam removals in 2013, and for the past 11 yrs.
2.  Total of 51 dams removed nation wide in 2013
3.  More than 500 stream miles restored

For the full report:  LINK

Monday, March 3, 2014

A little too ironic, don't ya think?

These things just can't be made up: (click the text below for article)

Forbes.com article about Exxon CEO suing over fracking.

Friday, February 28, 2014

LV Sportsman Show This Weekend

Stop by and check out the TU booth


Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show
Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show
www.lehighvalleysportsmanshow.com

Annual Spring Event

The annual Spring Event is less than a month away!  This yearly joint effort of the 4 Lehigh valley chapters will be held on March 22nd at the East Bath Rod and Gun Club.  A map of the location :
( 7905 Township Line Rd, Bath, PA 18014)

This years program be:“Do It Yourself Alaska:Fly Fishing Alaska’s Road System
and the Kenai Peninsula” by Joe Baylog of the Forks Chapter.

Time: 9am- noon
Continental Breakfast and HUGE Raffle.

LINK to Official Flyer

Friday, February 21, 2014

2/25 meeting reminder

Please join us on Tuesday, February 25th @ 7pm as we welcome Bob Signorello presenting his " Advanced Fly Fishing Technique Workshop for Surface Flies (Emergers/Drys)". This presentation is a condensed version of a course Bob taught for many years at our local Community College, and will cover many aspects of dry fly and emerger fishing. In addition to being an accomplished fresh and saltwater angler, Bob was also awarded the IFFF Don Harger Memorial Award for significant contribution to fly fishing in 2003. Meetings are held at the DAR log cabin on 8th Ave. in Bethlehem.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friends of Johnston Capital Campaign, 2/1/2014

The Johnston Estate, which is located in Bethlehem Township, is one of the most important parts of the Monocacy Creek.  It is here that spring water is forced to the surface, and energizes the creek with cold, clean water.  The importance of this part of the stream cannot be overstated.  The good news is that over 100 acres has the chance to be preserved as part of a conservancy, which is a project that is being undertaken by Monocacy TU member Vicky Bastidas and the Friends of Johnston Estate.  The agreements are in place to make this happen, but a large hurdle is still ahead.  A $2 million dollar hurdle.  As a kick off to clear that hurdle the Friends of Johnston are hosting a Capital Campaign Event at 1311 Santee Mill Road Bethlehem, PA 18017, on FEB 1 1-2pm.  Please consider attending if you can.  PLEASE RSVP to  vickybastidas1@hotmail.com


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