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Saturday, April 15, 2017

BIO Blitz @ Johnston Conservation area!

1st Annual Bio Blitz!

​Friday and Saturday April 28-29

Starting Friday morning at 5:30am to Saturday at noon. We only have 30 hours to document very living species on the estate. Can you help us?
Bird banding, electro- fishing, trail cams, stream studies and more.

We are building a team of experts, leaders, students and community members to work together to identify as much as we can on the property’s 9 ecosystems.

8 Teams:
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Herpetology
  • Trees
  • Creek (Fishes and Macros)
  • Ferns/flowers/fungi
Event Staff:

The event will be divided into 6 hour shifts, but participants can stay longer or leave earlier if they must. 

We will be planting 100 trees!

Join us and bring your friends for this important day of exploration, community, and fun!

For more information or to volunteer contact us:
Jenna Schlener at or
Victoria Bastidas at victoriabastidas01@gmail.c

Thursday, April 13, 2017




Keystone/TUTeens Conservation Camp is one of two Fly Fishing Camps for teenagers in Pennsylvania. Keystone the latest of the camps is located in the Beautiful Wyoming Valley within the Tunkhannock Creek/Susquehanna River watersheds. The camp is open to teenagers from 14 to 18 regardless of race, creed, sex or economic status. The camp offers a cultural interaction between a maximum of 24 student campers. The camp is located on the Campus of Keystone College and is a partnership between Keystone College and the surrounding Northeast and Northcentral Chapters of Trout Unlimited. Student campers reside in the college dorms and are fed 3 squares a day in the campus cafeteria. Life seems trouble free when your studies are completed on the beautiful stream that runs through the center of the campus and your classrooms are both indoors and outdoors.
Mentor leaders and houseparents are there to guide your camper through all phases of instruction and down time. Anyone coming in contact with the campers has a Background check pursuant to Pennsylvania law. Instructors come from a broad range of backgrounds. We have three instructors from three different Universities and colleges, professional from agencies like the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Department of Environmental Protection, County Conservation Districts and Penn State Agricultural Extension office. Of course there are also the well informed and reliable Trout Unlimited Volunteers and Water Quality Specialist from the American Petroleum Institute.
Councilors and Campers are available for emergencies through
a single number: 570-954-5042.

For more info, check out

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gill lice found in PA again, this time in Rainbows.

Another discovery of gill lice, this time in stocked Rainbows, raises questions about raising fish, who is responsible and what the implications are.

Full article HERE

Gill lice were originally found last year in Brook trout that were stocked in streams in central PA.  Some of those streams have wild Brook trout which will now be infected by gill lice.

Original post HERE

Film Tour Success!

A very special "thank you" to everyone who attended the Fly Fishing Film Tour 2017.  This year was another amazing success, and we nearly sold out BOTH nights!  The support from the community for this event is truly appreciated and there is no doubt this event would not be possible without it.

The Monocacy Chapter would also like to recognize the support of our partners:

  • ArtsQuest and SteelStacks
  • Jerry Hadden, Upper Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide Service
  • Russel Parks, The Missoulian Angler
  • Wildlands Conservancy
  • Tim Flagler, Tightlines Productions
  • George Maciag
  • Lehigh River Stocking Association
  • Cabela's
  • SkyBlue Outfitters
  • Ryan Shannon

The winners of our grand prize float trip prizes are:
Upper Delaware River: Nick K. ; George V.
Montana, Nick A.

All winners have been contacted.