Author Archives: Carolyn Heckman

Mountain Laurel Chapter Uses Forever Wild Grant for Yellow Creek Habitat Improvement at Musselman Property

The project constructed two log framed deflectors on Yellow Creek in Bedford County. The deflectors redirect flow and narrow the stream channel and enhance the opportunity for an already existing population of wild brown trout to be more sustainable and increase. The project partners were the Mountain Laurel Chapter of Trout unlimited, Bedford County Conservation…

ACTION ALERT! Help Protect Wild Trout Resources – Show Your Support for PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Proposed Regulatory Changes

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission designates or re-designates certain water bodies as being subject to special fishing regulations and has proposed a number of management changes for consideration at the October 24/25, 2022 meeting. The Commission will consider removing segments of Saucon Creek (Section 5) and Monocacy Creek (Section 7) in Northampton County and Codorus Creek (Section…

PATU Award Winners Presented at the Annual Meeting

Edward Urbas Best PA Chapter Brodhead Chapter #289 Best Chapter Project Forks of the Delaware #482 Dr. John A. Fritchey, Jr. Coldwater  Conservationist (TU Member) Bob Kutz Coldwater Conservationist (Professional) No nominations Samuel Slaymaker Best Chapter Newsletter Susquehanna Chapter #044 Best Chapter Website Muddy Creek Chapter #575 Greatest Membership Increase (Number) Brodhead Chapter #289 Greatest…

TU Muddy Creek and Codorus Chapters Win York County Conservation District’s Outstanding Partnering Organization Awards

Outstanding Partnering Organization: Muddy Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited “The goals of Muddy Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MCTU) include increasing the opportunities of recreational fishing on the watershed by improving the water quality, reducing midsummer stream temperatures by creating riparian buffer zones on its headwaters, improving landowner relations for the enhancement and enjoyment of…

PA OAG Case Update: Energy Transfer Convicted of Criminal Charges Related to the Construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline, Revolution Pipeline in PA

Attorney General Josh Shapiro “announced that Sunoco Pipeline L.P., and ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC), both subsidiaries of Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), were convicted of criminal charges related to their conduct during the construction of two major pipelines in Pennsylvania. Mariner East 2 Pipeline, which crosses 17 counties in the southern tier of Pennsylvania,…

Great Lakes and Western PA Advocacy 101 Video

“Interested in being a more effective advocate on issues that affect the places you love to fish, explore, and enjoy? Join professional advocacy staff from Trout Unlimited for an introduction to grassroot tactics and tools you can use to conserve and protect your favorite outdoor pursuits in the Great Lakes region and Western PA. We…