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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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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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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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
Photo: Julie Szur

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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Diversion Well Workday Scheduled for September 27th
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Diversion Well Workday Scheduled for September 27th

Our quarterly print newsletter that just went out lists the annual workday on the Chapter’s Diversion Wells as Saturday, September 26, 2020. That date is no longer correct. After we set the date and sent the newsletter to the printer, we learned that Saturday is the opening day of Youth…

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