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NOW HIRING! AmeriCorps Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Position Summary: The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU) is seeking a full-time 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. The Coordinator will work with…

DEP awards $4.1 million in local watershed grants for stream restoration work

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded over $4.1 million to 13 projects statewide that will help communities restore impaired local watersheds.  “Healthy watersheds are like the circulatory system of our environment, providing drinking water, sustaining fish and other aquatic life, supporting habitats, and enabling the recreation opportunities that add to our…

PATU Seeking Membership Chair

PATU is looking for a volunteer to serve as a Membership Committee Chair, whose duties include growing and tracking the membership of the Council and Chapters. The Membership Committee performs a key role by helping current members resolve membership issues, maintaining member’s contact information, and communicating changes or issues with members to PATU staff.  This position is not…

PATU Seeking Service Partnership Chair

PA Council is interested in finding a Chair for its Service Partnership Program to introduce our local first responders and military community, and their families, to the healing power of our waters, with a goal of thanking them for their service and engaging them in our chapters activities. The position is not paid and requires development…

PATU Seeking Financial Reviewer

PATU is looking for a volunteer to serve as Financial Reviewer for State Council. The position requires monthly reviews of PATU’s expenditures and a quarterly report to EXCOM. The position is not paid and requires some experience with reviewing ledgers and financial statements. The Financial Reviewer works directly with the PATU Treasurer in the compilation of the quarterly report. The position entails approximately 1-2 volunteer hours…

PATU Annual Awards Presented at 2021 Annual Meeting

Due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited elected to conduct its 2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom teleconference on Saturday, Sept. 18. Capping off the meeting was the virtual presentation of the 2021 Annual Awards to the following deserving chapters and individuals. • Edward Urbas Award for Best PA Chapter –…

New Council Officers Elected at PATU Annual Meeting

The following officers were elected to serve one-year terms at PATU’s Annual Meeting, conducted via Zoom teleconference on September 18. Their terms will run from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. President – Greg Malaska Executive Vice President, Eastern PA – Bobby Hughes Executive Vice President, Western PA – Len Lichvar Treasurer – Russell…

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,…

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.…

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.