2021 Officers & Board of Directors Nominations

The following slate of officers and directors has been nominated to serve for the next year. Elections will be held at the start of the chapter’s annual meeting on February 23, 2021. Other nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Nominated Officers PresidentRich DiStanislaoVice PresidentChuck SwanderskiSecretaryBob PennellTreasurerTrip McGarveyNote: pursuant…

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Petitioning to Protect and Manage Brown Trout in PA

Would you, as a Pennsylvania trout angler, like to see our trout and waters achieve their greatest potential? Would you like to have the opportunity to pursue large wild brown trout year-round? Would you like to see our valley floor cold-water streams and our larger streams, which are now considered…

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Spring Creek Watershed Association On the Horizon

Over the months, I have reported on the efforts to explore restoration in the Spring Creek Watershed in the Hershey area. After nearly a year and many meetings — both in-person and virtually — the steering committee submitted a grant application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for a…

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Good for the Environment? You Decide!

As many of you know, the work that we do as a grassroots conservation organization often encounters headwinds, not the least of which is climate change. The science behind climate change could not be clearer: we need to take immediate and meaningful steps to reduce our carbon emissions. The support…

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DEP Awards Grant for Snitz Creek

On October 7th, the Department of Environmental Protection awarded $4.9 million in EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants to 23 projects that will help communities and the state's environment by restoring impaired watersheds. In Lebanon County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited $173,641. This award for the…

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Sage X Rod Donated to Annual Banquet

Planning for the annual banquet is underway and this year's event is already shaping up to be a great celebration. We've begun securing donations and raffle prizes – one of the highlights for our members. The annual banquet planning committee would like to thank lifetime member Steve Kiouttis for donating…

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DFTU Testifies on the Waters of Pennsylvania

On October 21st, I had the honor of representing both the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited as part of two panels testifying before the House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing.  Representatives from DEP, DCNR, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, PA Fish and Boat…

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2020 Officers & Board of Directors Nominations

Please be sure to mark your calendar to attend our Doc Fritchey Chapter Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 24 – 7:00 PM at the Giant Food Community Center at 2300 Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township. Our program for the evening will feature a presentation entitled "Tactical Dry Fly Fishing"…

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