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Now Hiring! – AmeriCorps Communications & Outreach Coordinator

The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps service member to serve as its Communications and Outreach Coordinator to recruit, retain, and reactivate volunteers across Pennsylvania. This person will provide outreach to PATU’s 49 chapters, current and potential partners, and the public, acting as a liaison to the board of directors.…

PATU Annual Award nominations are due by August 15

Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited will present its annual awards during the fall meeting on Saturday, Sept. 18 at The Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford, PA 15522. Nominations are due by August 15. An online nomination form is available on the PATU website at https://patrout.org/index.php/patu-awards-nominations .There is a huge amount of extraordinary work being…

Public input needed for Cush Creek in Indiana County

As part of a recent Coldwater Heritage Partnership grant awarded to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Conservancy will be assessing Cush Creek in Indiana County. Information collected as part of the study will be used to develop a coldwater conservation plan for the stream, one of the only Class A wild trout streams in Indiana…

Adams County TU recognized for conservation efforts

Adams County Chapter of Trout Unlimited was honored by PA State Rep. Torren Ecker for its contribution to the benefit of the communities and ultimately the citizens of the Commonwealth. Ecker noted the chapter’s dedication to protecting, restoring and conserving local waterways while communicating with its membership and raising over $5,000 for its annual fundraiser,…

PA pushes for new fish and wildlife funding

HARRISBURG, Pa (April 22) — Appropriately introduced in Congress on Earth Day, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could rank among the most meaningful initiatives for fish and wildlife in history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced today. The bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Jeff Fortenberry…

PFBC overview of trout stocking in PA

PFBC Trout Stocking Overview Pennsylvania is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world! Wild and stocked Brook Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout (including steelhead and golden rainbow) swim in Pennsylvania waters. In addition, Lake Trout occur in Lake Erie, Raystown Lake, and the East Branch Clarion River Dam. To provide…

Past PATU President Ed Bellis passes

Longtime Spring Creek Chapter member and past PATU President Ed Bellis passed away on Monday, April 5 at the age of 93. Mr. Bellis was president of PA Council from 1999-2000. Services are Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-noon at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, PA. Read the full obituary here.

CHP Coldwater Conservation Grants announced for 2021

Coldwater Heritage Partnership (CHP) funding will support the development of planning and implementation projects aimed at protecting and enhancing coldwater streams across Pennsylvania. Bellefonte, PA – March 29, 2021 – The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) is pleased to announce that twelve grants totaling $70,000 have been awarded to conservation organizations across Pennsylvania through…

Baldauff named TU Mid-Atlantic Organizer

Emily Baldauff is the new Mid-Atlantic Organizer for Trout Unlimited. She is a native of northeastern Pennsylvania and is based from a home office in Throop, Pa. Emily has worked extensively throughout the state and Mid-Atlantic region in previous roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management from Keystone College, LaPlume, Pa.…

Watershed Coalition federal lobby weeks overview

By Emily BaldauffTU Mid-Atlantic Organizer March 2021 was kicked off by two federal clean water lobby weeks hosted by the Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. The Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC) is focused on protecting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA, DE, NY, VA, WV, MD) and the Coalition…

PATU Regional Trainings go virtual for 2021

I hope this message finds all of you safe and well.  I am writing to update you on some important changes to the 2021 regional trainings. The last year has amplified the importance of keeping our volunteers safe.  As such, based on current guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Executive Committee of PATU…

PFBC announces changes to 2021 trout season and stocking operations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 25) – During its quarterly business meeting held virtually on January 25, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced several changes to the upcoming 2021 trout season, including opening day dates and stocking operations. These changes, effective immediately, include consolidating the 2021 season into a single, statewide schedule for all Pennsylvania…

Charlesworth named 2021 Conservationist of the Year by Fly Fisherman magazine

In addition to his volunteer work with youth groups and with Lackawanna Valley TU (LVTU), Charles “Charlie” Charlesworth has served on the board of directors for the Lackawanna River Conservation Association, he’s been a director with the Lackawanna County Conservation District, a member of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, a member of the Pennsylvania Environment…

CHP 2021 Grant Program now open for applications through Feb. 15

Funding will support the development of planning and implementation projects aimed at protecting and enhancing coldwater streams across Pennsylvania. Bellefonte, PA – December 18, 2020 – The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited is pleased to announce that Round 26 of the Coldwater Heritage Partnership’s Coldwater Conservation Grant Program is now open. Trout Unlimited chapters, watershed…