Salt is Killing Valley Creek

Salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) used in winter de-icing is dramatically increasing the salinity of Valley Creek and many other streams in Chester County. “Salt is of concern as an emerging fresh water contaminate.” according to John Jackson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, at the Stroud Water Research Center. Click Here for More Information

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Brook Trout Egg Planting Successful!

Last October, VFTU volunteers planted vibert boxes with brook trout eggs in small spring runs in the Exton and Yellow Springs areas. Although no brookies were found at the Yellow Springs sight, the Exton site had proved to be successful when it was surveyed in February.

Fish Kill on Valley Creek

On Friday, January 14, 2022 shortly before 8:00 a.m. there was an explosive water main break under the roadway of Route 401 in the vicinity of the rear driveway to Great Valley High School, between Route 202 and Phoenixville Pike.   The repair excavation extended across both west bound lanes causing the road to be closed … Read More

STREAM Girls Leader Receives Award from VFTU

Mandy Nix, Stroud Water Research Center Watershed Education Specialist, received a special award from Valley Forge Trout Unlimited for her outstanding work leading the STREAM Girls program for Stroud for the past 2 years. Take a look at the award presentation here.

Anglers warned not to eat fish from Neshaminy Creek Basin

HARRISBURG >> The Pennsylvania departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Agriculture (PDA), and Health (DOH), along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), have issued a “Do Not Eat” advisory for all fish species caught in the Neshaminy Creek basin in Bucks and Montgomery counties due to extremely high levels of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). The … Read More