Old Men and Redbuds

Thanks to the generous help of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the chapter planted additional trees along the east bank of our streambank restoration project on Snitz Creek in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County. As you can see from the photographs, this time we had plastic tubes and wooden stakes to…

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Rep. Tom Mehaffie Recognized by PA Fish & Boat on Passage of HB 808

Many thanks to PA State Rep. Tom Mehaffie for his work pushing through House Bill 808 allowing the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to set their own fees. Chapter President Russ Collins and Secretary Trip McGarvey joined Fish and Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer at Bullfrog Valley Park to…

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2020 Fundraiser Moves to Online

Traditionally, the Doc Fritchey Chapter raises almost all the money we need to carry out our conservation and stewardship mission on one evening in late winter, at our annual conservation fundraising banquet. We all know how that worked out in March of 2020: We all stayed home and started to…

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The Quittapahilla Watershed Association

Written by Michael Schroeder The masthead on the website of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association reads as thus ... “Dedicated to cleaner water flowing from the Quittie to the Swatara to the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic & beyond.” The QWA is an all-volunteer grassroots organization based in…

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner – Jim Rauch

The 2020 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award – which under normal circumstances would have been presented at our Annual Banquet in March – was presented to chapter member Jim Rauch on Facebook Live on September 10th. Chapter president Russ Collins asked Jim to help out with the Julie Szur raffle drawing…

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