Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tuesday September 17th Chapter Meeting Date!

Hard to believe summer is winding down already.  Talk of Walleye's will shift to Steelhead, trout will be looking to spawn, and the leaves will be falling.

At this months meeting, we will have an election for the new slate of

President:  Bill Eckert         Vice President:  Jim Head
Treasurer:  Erik Cronk       Secretary:  Bill Glecos
Directors:  Jack Bock, Ric Gilson, Matt Kerr 

Here's a report from Luke Bobnar from the Western PA Conservancy:  On September 9th, WPC and the PA Fish and Boat Commission will begin construction of a fish habitat improvement project on Caldwell Creek in Southwest Township, Warren County, PA. Our goal is to reduce erosion and sedimentation in the watershed, as well as improve angling opportunities. Thirty fish habitat structures are planned to be installed, including multi-log vanes, modified mudsills, rootwad deflectors, log-framed stone deflectors, and random boulders. Jobs volunteers would excel at include moving tools and materials, assisting with log, stone, and rebar placement, as well as seeding and mulching at the end of the project. We plan to come back in the fall for live-staking, and re-plant riparian trees in the heavy equipment disturbance areas in spring, 2020.

 We will be meeting at the red gate on Flat Road, approximately 0.34 miles southwest of the intersection of Flat and Selkirk roads, and
1.25 miles northeast of the intersection of Flat and Dotyville Hill roads near the town of Grand Valley, at 8:00 am on Septmber 9th.
Latitude and Longitude for the meeting location is:

We will proceed to the project site on Caldwell Creek via the private access road at the red gate.
 If you are interested in coming out to volunteer for us, please let me know. Bring a lunch, water, PPE (if you have it), any medications you might need, and anything else you need for a day streamside in moderate proximity to your vehicle.

Luke will also be present at our September 17th meeting to give a talk and more detail on this project.

See you on the 17th!