Category Archives: Announcements News and Notes

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…

TU Youth Camp now accepting applications for 2021

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is now accepting applications for the 2021 Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to be held June 20-25 at Messiah University in Cumberland County. The early acceptance period deadline is December 31. The 2020 Camp was not held due to the COVID pandemic.  Applicants who applied for the 2020 camp will be automatically…

PFBC now accepting grant applications to improve Sinnemahoning Creek

On November 2, the Fish and Boat Commission announced it was accepting applications for grants under the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Restoration Program.  The deadline to apply is January 23. Project applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must use the application form specified in the grant application package.  The PFBC anticipates final selection and public announcement of grant awards…