Summer Internships in Natural Resources at Valley Forge

Valley Forge National Historical Park is now accepting applications for 2020 summer internships in Natural Resources. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience working in the natural resource field. See this document  that includes information about the position, qualifications, and application instructions. Please share widely.

Pennsylvania’s wild trout need your voice!

Pennsylvania is home to 16,000 miles of wild trout streams. Thanks to the Fish and Boat Commission, 49 new Wild Trout waters and 36 Class A streams have been proposed for upgraded designation this July. With your help, we can secure protections for these additional streams from development and pollution. The public is invited to … Read More

Thank your representative for supporting abandoned mine cleanup

In Pennsylvania, more than 287,000 acres and 5,500 miles of streams remain impaired from abandoned mine pollution. Thankfully, in 1977, Congress created the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to help clean up this legacy pollution. The fund, which charges a small fee on every ton of coal taken from the earth, is set to expire in … Read More

Tell DEP to protect PA’s best wild trout streams

Pennsylvania’s Wild Trout Need Your Help – Make Your Voice Heard! Since 2011, Trout Unlimited has worked closely with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission to identify and protect wild trout in the Commonwealth as part of the Unassessed Waters Initiative. Now, we need the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to protect these pristine waterways. … Read More

Valley Creek Monitoring Station Installed

The first of the Stroud Water Research Center Mayfly Data Loggers was installed in Valley Creek on September 26, 2019 . The installation team from Stroud included David Bressler, Shannon Hicks and Rachel Johnson and what a job they did.  By the end of the 3 hours of work effort the entire system was installed, … Read More

Tredyffrin’s Changing Streams

On April 22, 2019, Pete Goodman representing the Valley Creek Restoration Partnership made a presentation to the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors entitled “Tredyffrin’s Changing Streams, Vital Link to Our Future”. To view the PowerPoint slides shown at that presentation, click here.

Valley Creek Restoration Partnership Receives Governor’s Environmental Award

On April 16, 2019, the intermunicipal Valley Creek Restoration Partnership (VCRP) received one of the 2019  Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.  The award was presented by PA DEP Secretary  Patrick McDonnell at a ceremony for recipients held in Harrisburg. Since its establishment over 17 years ago, the Partnership has stewarded, executed, and help secure funding … Read More

Tell Congress to increase funding for the Delaware River Basin in 2020!

Recognizing the importance of the Delaware River watershed, Congress created the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in 2016 to focus and enhance conservation efforts in the region. With grassroots advocacy by Trout Unlimited and our partners in the watershed, we have generated bipartisan support for the Delaware in Congress and secured $11 million for the … Read More

Active Constituent Team

Representative Friel Otten encourages constituents to participate in Active Constituent Teams formed around legislative issues of interest or concern to our local communities. An environmental group has recently formed, and they would welcome any members of Trout Unlimited to participate in those conversations if they are residents of the 155th Legislative District. The 155th lies … Read More