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Welcome to Valley Forge Trout Unlimited

About Us

The Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring trout habitat throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania. Valley Forge Trout Unlimited is an active chapter effectively working to advance conservation efforts. Its 800-plus members and affiliates are engaged in the fight to preserve our precious cold water resources. All similarly inclined persons are invited to join in our efforts.

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited general meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Thursday of each month from September through May

⇒ NEW Meeting Location! ⇐
Chester Valley Grange Hall, 3285 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
7:30 PM Second Thursday of each month from September – May
(No General Meeting in March due to Trout Show)

Please plan on joining us for our regularly scheduled monthly meetings featuring great speakers and terrific members! Click Here for more information

New FREE Valley Forge Trout Unlimited Mobile App

Trout Show Saturday March 17, 2018

Register for the 3rd Annual Spring Fishing Trip
to the Little Juniata

News from TU National: 86,000 miles of wild trout streams


 

Action Items

Bishop Tube 

The General Warren Village Neighborhood Association needs your support to ensure full clean up and natural protection for this 13.7 acre site located in Chester County, PA on the east side of Malin Road, south of US Route 30. 

Click here for details and steps you can take.

Click here to sign on to a set of community letters targeting key decision makers.

Delaware River Basin Commission Fracking Ban

The Public Comment Period Ends February 28, 2018
(see article below) 

 


 

VFTU’s Mission

Our primary mission is to protect Chester County’s watersheds – Valley Creek, West Valley Creek and the Brandywine Creek.  As a result, our conservation efforts are many and varied.


Trout In The Classroom

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited sponsors a number of TIC programs in local schools. Click here to learn more.


Chester County Conservation Camp

Every year, Valley Forge Trout Unlimited contributes money to this fantastic camp where kids learn and have so much fun. Stream ecology, fishing, birding and shooting are just some of the camp activities, not to mention opportunities to practice and improve cooperation and communication skills. Your contributions and participation in our raffles and fundraisers make this possible. Click this link to see the letter to sponsors we (and you) received: CCCC Sponsor Letter


Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters is a nationwide program administered through the Veteran’s Administration that introduces fly fishing to veterans.  Our chapter began this outreach program in 2012 and it is growing rapidly.  Click here for more information on how we’re engaging our veterans in this rejuvenating project and how you can take part.


 

Delaware River Basin Commission

Begins Fracking Ban Process

The public comment period ends February 28, 2018

Click here for details on how to submit your comments.

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted to begin the lengthy process of enacting a ban on fracking in the Delaware River watershed on September 13, 2017. The commissioners did not adopt natural gas development regulations at this meeting. The representatives of the governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware voted for the procedural resolution. The representative for New Jersey abstained, and the representative for the EPA voted against it.

The resolution directs the staff to draft regulations which will be published no later than November 30, with hearings and a public comment period to follow. The resolution includes language addressing, but not banning, regulation of withdrawal of water from the river and its tributaries and disposal of fracking wastewater in the Delaware watershed.

Close monitoring of this situation will be vital to the cause of protecting the drinking water of more than 15 million people. Valley Forge Trout Unlimited will continue to keep you informed as to what you can do to convince the Delaware River Basin Commission to permanently ban fracking, horizontal drilling, water withdrawal and wastewater disposal in the Delaware River watershed.

From the DRBC website:

The procedural resolution approved on September 13, 2017 and an updated set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), along with additional background information, can be viewed at www.nj.gov/drbc/programs/natural/.

Following publication of the revised draft regulations, the public input process will include one or more hearings and ample opportunity for written comments. No action on the revised draft rules will be taken by the commission until the public comment process is completed. The commissioners will consider changes to the revised draft regulations that may be appropriate based on the comments received.

Details about the public hearing(s) and instructions for submitting written comments will be included in the notice of proposed rulemaking to be published no later than Nov. 30. Interested persons are invited to regularly check the commission’s web site at www.drbc.net and follow DRBC on Twitter (@DRBC1961) for information as it becomes available.

Written or oral comments received before the draft rules are published and the comment period officially opens will not be included in the rulemaking record.