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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Quittapahilla Water Monitoring Program

Our monitoring program for the Quittapahilla Watershed is off to a slow start, partly because of restrictions related to the COVID 19 pandemic. But, lately, we have picked up the activities and now the program is coming together very nicely. The program will include six monitoring locations, two on the…

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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
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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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Julie Szur Fishing Trip Raffle Winner

Thanks to all who ordered raffle tickets for the day of guided fishing with Orvis-endorsed guide Julie Szur! Member Mark Plantz of Harrisburg — whose raffle ticket was coincidentally the last to be received before the drawing on September 10th — was the lucky winner. Congratulations, Mark! Photo: Julie Szur

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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award
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2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award

The 2020 Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award – which under normal circumstances would have been presented at our Annual Banquet in March – has now been scheduled on Facebook Live following the raffle ticket drawing for the Julie Szur fishing trip at 8:00 PM on September 10th. Gerald R.…

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Special Raffle for Julie Szur Fishing Trip
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Special Raffle for Julie Szur Fishing Trip

A special opportunity exists for one or two lucky anglers! Spend a day walk/wade fishing with Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide Julie Szur on Pine Creek in northcentral PA. This trip also includes overnight lodging at the Waterville Tavern/Inn and a gift card for dinner at the Hotel Manor in Slate…

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2019 Viozzi Scholarship Awarded to Lebanon County Student

The 2019 Dr. Francis J. Viozzi Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Studies was awarded to Erin Krieger, a young woman who graduated from Northern Lebanon High School and plans to attend the University of Wyoming to major in environmental studies. Erin’s goal is to follow a career in conservation advocacy. In…

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