CHP) which is a collaborative effort between the PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds and Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited. In other news.....(click read more below)
Riparian Buffer resolution:
The Monocacy Chapter is also backing an effort by the MCWA to bring a resolution before Bethlehem City council which would recommend a 20 ft riparian buffer along the creek. The resolution, which was drafted in 2010 by the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC), is an effort to get public and private landowners to preserve natural vegetation for 20ft on both sides of the creek. The resolution would be only a recommendation, but is step in the right direction towards preserving and improving the health of the creek and watershed.
TU Flood Brochure
Riparian Buffer Guidelines for PFBC-owned Properties
Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
Monocacy TU explores Trout in the Classroom:
The Monocacy chapter was lucky enough to welcome a new (to our Chapter) member who has experience with the Trout In the Classroom project, and he has offered to gather more information about starting up a site in the Bethlehem School District. Hopefully we can find a suitable site and secure the necessary resources to get a tank up and running.