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Annual Meeting Registration is now Available!

The Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Lambert Hall in Bellefonte, PA. Please join us to hear updates regarding PATU programs and partnerships, participate in elections, learn about advocacy opportunities, hear from special guest speakers, and maybe even win some prizes during the raffle. Cost is $40 per person.…

PATU Merchandise Available for Purchase at Annual Meeting

We will have a complete selection of our PATU merchandise collection available for purchase at our Annual Meeting.…ultralight and travel fly rods, custom-tied leaders, “Back the Brookie” license plates, “Catch & Release” license plate frames, T-shirts, hats, and a number of books on PA fly fishing. Payment for merchandise can be made by cash, check…

PATU is Seeking a Development Committee Chairperson

PA Council of Trout Unlimited is looking for a Development Committee Chairperson. Committees form the backbone of our Council, developing a variety of programs and policies which are adopted by the Executive Committee for dissemination to our chapters and other organizations when appropriate. The Development Committee assumes the primary responsibility for matters pertaining to fundraising…

Nominations for PATU Awards Deadline is July 30th

The following awards will be handed out during the September 2022 Annual Meeting Edward Urbas Award for Best PA Chapter:Award given to the chapter that best exemplifies the work of TU, including involvement in conservation efforts, community activities, outreach, youth activities, etc. Best Small Chapter:Same criteria as Edward Urbas Award but limited to chapters with…

Microbes Clean Pollution from Pennsylvania Abandoned Mines

“The coal mining industry in Pennsylvania left behind a legacy of abandoned mines that continue to pollute rivers and streams with acid mine discharge. Penn State professors Jennifer Macalady and Bill Burgos lead an interdisciplinary team researching newly discovered microbes capable of rapid removal of toxic metals in acidic environments. The researchers believe that a…

Pennsylvania’s Wild Trout Need Your Voice!

Pennsylvania is home to 16,000 miles of wild trout streams. Thanks to the Fish and Boat Commission, new Wild Trout waters and Class A Wild Trout streams have been proposed for upgraded designation. With your help, we can secure protections for these additional streams from development and pollution. The public is invited to participate by…