Hanson Quarry Shut Down

Hanson Quarry on Quarry Road in Downingtown was shut down from doing their quarry operations by DEP due to constant and  persistent violations on or about Friday May 5th. Over the past several years there have been a number of sink holes in the area some of which have dewatered West Valley Creek. Hanson Quarry … Read More

Need a Fishing License?

Over 65 Years Old? Here’s a Bargain! VFTU was donated two vouchers for105 Senior Resident Lifetime Fishing License Their purchase price was $76.97 They must be used by 12/31/2023. We are offering them to anyone for $35.00 Contact Pete Goodman at peteg5020@gmail.com — first come first served —

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 contaminant.” according to John Jackson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, at the Stroud Water Research Center. Click Here for More Information

VFTU’s Online Store is Now Open!

Donate to VFTU and get hats, shirts, sweatshirts and more at the same time. VFTU receives 30%  of your purchases. All items feature our logo. Go to https://store.travelchamps.com/vftu/shop/home  to see what we’ve got.                                                         

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.