Chester County Conservation Camp – Register Now

July 7th-13th, 2024. A One Week Overnight Adventure Camp for Boys and Girls Ages 11 to 14. Our 32nd Year! Chester County Conservation Camp is held at Paradise Farms Camps, East Bradford Twp, Chester County, PA. If you like to have fun in the outdoors and enjoy learning about the environment through hands on experiences, … Read More

VFTU Founding Member

Founder of Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, Owen Owens, died on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Among other things, he worked tirelessly on a number of environmental issues, including the health of the Valley Creek and West Valley Creek watersheds and the streams in them. When you walked with Owen, you were walking with one of the … Read More

Muddy Water Discharged Into Valley Creek

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited Environmental Chair Pete Goodman observed muddy water being discharged into Valley Creek on December 17. Our stream data loggers indicate that this had begun around November 27. This could not have happened at a wosre time, since the brown trout in the stream spawn from the beginning of November into the … Read More

VFTU Receives Embrace-A-Stream Grant

Trout Unlimited awarded a $3,000 EAS grant to Valley Forge Trout Unlimited for the purchase of HOBO sensors for the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership to place in Crabby Creek. These monitors do not indicate the presence of itinerant workers riding the rails from town to town, but rather measure and record stream temperatures every 15 … Read More

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

Bishop Tube

The DEP has set up a website for operations at the Bishop Tube site which can be found here. Sign the petition urging corporations to take responsibility for the open space preservation and clean-up of the toxic Bishop Tube site Stand with residents and urge Johnson Matthey Inc. and Whittaker Corporation to take responsibility for the toxic cleanup … Read More

VFTU’s Online Store is temporarily closed

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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.