Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams
Large woody debris is seen here helping to stabilize a streambank. Photo: Danielle Rhea

Benefits of Large Woody Debris in Streams

by: Danielle Rhea, Water Resources Educator, Penn State Extension Large wood provides multiple benefits in stream systems such as stabilized streambanks, improved floodplain connectivity, and more diverse aquatic habitat. Large woody debris, also referred to as large wood, is typically described as fallen trees, logs, and branches that are at…

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Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to Accept Early Applications
Photo: © Kelsey Miller

Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp to Accept Early Applications

Do you know a young angler interested in fly fishing and waterways conservation? If so, the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will soon be accepting early applications for its 26th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp, to be held June 21-26, 2020 at Messiah College in Grantham,…

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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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Volunteers Complete Repairs at Flood-ravaged Diversion Wells

On Saturday, 14 chapter volunteers turned out to repair the damages created by the heavy rains and flooding at the diversion well site during the past few months. The crew was able to make repairs to the diversion dam as well as cleaning out the square well to get it…

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Rausch Creek Diversion Wells Pummeled by July Storm Events

The record rainfall in south-central PA during the month of July appears to have abated, at least for the time being, and smaller streams should now be starting to drop back to more seasonal flows. The Rausch Creek diversion well crew which visits the well site for maintenance every Monday…

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Sunoco Pipeline Penalties Could Benefit Lebanon County Streams

On April 17, the PA DEP announced the creation of a new grant program funded by the $12.6 million penalty imposed on Sunoco Logistics related to construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. Grants will be awarded for projects that reduce or minimize pollution and protect clean water in the…

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