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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2019 Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing Event Recap

Fortunately, unlike last year, we were treated to a gorgeous day for the 21 women who showed up to learn about the basics of fly fishing. Four stations were set up, with Amy Coen of TCO Fly Shops introducing the group to fly fishing clothing, Cyndi Camp demonstrating gear and…

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Volunteers Help Out at DCAC Youth Field Day
DFTU volunteer Rich D. shows how to tie a Green Weenie to kids at the DCAC Youth Field Day.

Volunteers Help Out at DCAC Youth Field Day

On June 8, the Dauphin County Anglers & Conservationist (DCAC) held its annual Youth Field Day which consisted of helping youth ages 8 through 12 to learn how to fish for trout.  The special children’s section of Clarks Creek that runs through the organization’s grounds was heavily stocked with trout,…

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2019 “Home Waters” Veterans Event Recap

On June 8, our chapter hosted 20 veterans at our annual “Home Waters” fishing event. It was the 11th year that we have enjoyed spoiling veterans. The veterans were treated to a buffet luncheon provided by Applebee’s Restaurants, a goody bag with items donated by various businesses, and one-on-one guided…

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Annual Fundraising Banquet Sets New Records!

More than 130 chapter members and guests turned out for this year’s Annual Conservation Fundraising Banquet. Celebrating our chapter’s 49th year since its founding in 1971, the crowd was greeted with a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on, and were treated to recently-retired PFBC Executive Director…

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Lower Snitz Creek Project Complete
A section of the recently-completed restoration project on lower Snitz Creek.

Lower Snitz Creek Project Complete

After many delays due to weather conditions during 2018, construction work on the 1,200 linear foot restoration project on lower Snitz Creek, just above its confluence with Quittapahilla Creek in the city of Lebanon, was finally completed in February, 2019. The project, designed by Rocky Powell of Clear Creeks Consulting…

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Nominations Needed for 2019 Gerald L. Miller Volunteer Award
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Nominations Needed for 2019 Gerald L. Miller Volunteer Award

Since 2014, this award has been presented annually to a chapter member whose volunteer work has consistently and substantially contributed to the attainment of the chapter’s mission to “conserve, protect, and restore the coldwater fishery resources of Dauphin and Lebanon counties” through education or hands-on involvement with chapter projects. This…

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Upper Hammer Creek Restoration Plans Moving Forward

Hammer Creek, which originates in eastern Lebanon County and flows 19.2 miles through Lancaster County where it joins Cocalico Creek, is a stocked trout stream below Speedwell Forge Dam, but also harbors a wild brook trout population in its upper headwaters. Chapter member Jim Suleski has taken on the task…

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TU River Camp Accepting Applications for 2019

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding the 25th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp from June 16-21, 2019. The camp will again be held at Messiah College in Grantham, PA.  Admission will be limited to 32 selected qualified students, ages 14 to 17. The…

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Quittie DHALO Waters Receive Second Stocking This Year

Nine chapter volunteers showed up to meet the PFBC stocking truck on October 24 and float stock the DHALO special regulations section of Quittapahilla Creek in Annville. Starting at the Spruce Street bridge and the parking lot in Quittie Nature Park, two teams of volunteers distributed about a dozen buckets…

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