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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Underwater observations

Check the Articles page for a link to a Field and Stream article about how trout react to different nymph presentations.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Archibald Johnson Stream Clean up

The following clean up was not TU sponsored event, but we appreciate the efforts of anyone willing to improve our watershed.
On November 19th, a group of about 12 people gathered to try and clean up an area of the Monocacy creek that runs through Archibald Johnson Conservation Area.  The focus was on an area downstream, (west) of Christian Springs Rd.  (Click read more link below map for the full article).

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Summer 2011 USGS gauge readings

The USGS graph below show 120 days of gauge readings at Illick's Mill park.  The yellow triangles at the bottom of the graph shows what the average flow should be, and as you can see we haven't been close to that all summer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Novemeber 22nd meeting and program

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this months program focused on the use of turkey feathers in fly patterns.  Several members brought some tying supplies and a pattern to share, and all three took turns demonstrating the tying steps to make those patterns.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monocacy Chapter of TU Meeting, Tuesday November 22nd

Tying with Turkey!! Bring your vise, and your favorite turkey pattern and share it with the crowd. Don't want to transport your whole tying desk? We'll provide some basic tools and materials that you can use to show off that killer gobbler pattern. If your not into turkey feathers, bring your favorite local pattern to share. Open to anyone who would like to tie or just watch.  Meeting starts @ 7pm, at the Daughters of the American Revolution House, which is located on the 8th Ave side of Rose Garden Park, Bethlehem, PA.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Monocacy Creek Watershed Association Seeks to re-organize

The MCWA will hold an informational/ interest meeting at 6pm Nov. 22nd, just before the Monocacy Chapter Monthly meeting. Click the Read more link to view the agenda, also a link to the MCWA website is on our resources page.

New Link added on Articles Page

Check out the Articles page for directions on how to view 1999 Watershed Conservation Plan done by the Wildlands Conservancy. LINK to page

Friday, November 11, 2011

New page added!

Check out the new "Projects" page for a list of past projects done on the Monocacy creek. Link

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New article on small dam removal in PA

Check out the Articles tab for a link to a PFBC presentation on small dam removal. Link

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Housenick Memorial Park Nature walk 11/5/11

Johnson Estate House
On a banner weather day, a dozen people from local organizations ranging from Monocacy TU to the Sierra Club, gathered for a guided nature walk of the Housenick Memorial Park.  It was a fantastic overview of an amazing property.  Click the Read More link for an overview of the day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Housenick Memorial Park Nature Walks

These walks will be taking place at the Johnson Estate this Saturday and Sunday (11/5 and 11/6).  As you know from the posts below, this property is involved in a bit of controversy concerning the fate of the house and some of the surrounding property.  This is a great chance to check out what this new park is all about.  Please see below for more details.