Links of Interest

Announcing our new FREE mobile app

It’s time for you to download our new Mobile App to your device by simply searching your APP Store for Valley Forge Trout Unlimited. The application is for both Apple and Android devices. Don’t forget to set up your contact information after you have downloaded our APP. This will allow you to get updated information on VFTU activities. You can also allow us to use proactive notifications if you want.

Features and Benefits of our new Mobile App

  • Calendar of events and push alert capability
  • Local and National fishing news feeds
  • Weather forecasts and stream conditions
  • Links to fishing content on Youtube
  • Link to VFTU Website & Facebook
  • Photo Gallery and Sharing capability. Let us see you in action!

Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, other aquatic species, and people. Often contracted as “TU,” the organization began in 1959 in Michigan.

News from TU National

Recently, TU’s Mid-Atlantic Policy team worked with award winning filmmaker Sam Dean to produce 86,000 Miles of Streams, a film that highlights the great work we’ve been doing in search of wild trout. You can check out the film by clicking here: https://vimeo.com/232080726

Also, we’re excited to announce the new and improved Eastern Shale Gas Development page and a new blog post on the tu.org homepage to coincide with the release of the film.

PA State Council of Trout Unlimited

Other Environmental Organizations

Trout in the Classroom
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program in which students in grades k-12 engage in stream habitat study, learn to appreciate water resources, begin to foster a conservation ethic, and grow to understand ecosystems.

Canaan Valley Institute
Canaan Valley Institute is a nonprofit, non-advocacy organization committed to helping communities in the Mid-Atlantic region build their capacity to address environmental or economic problems by implementing locally determined solutions.

Center for Watershed Protection
Founded in 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources: our streams, lakes and rivers.

The Chester County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the Pipeline Information Center website. The website provides a wide range of objective information on proposed pipeline projects, regulatory agencies, the regulatory process, pipeline maps, and other pipeline resources. A goal of this initiative is to promote pipeline safety and public awareness through a partnership with pipeline providers, regulators, municipal governments, and other agencies.

Delaware Riverkeeper
The Delaware Riverkeeper and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network stand as vigilant protectors and defenders of the River, its tributaries and its watershed committed to restoring the natural balance where it has been lost and ensuring its preservation where it still exists.

Natural Lands Trust
Natural Lands Trust protects the forests, fields, wetlands, and streams that are essential to the sustainability and quality of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Stroud Water Research Center
The Stroud Water Research Center seeks to advance the knowledge of freshwater ecosystems through interdisciplinary research into all aspects of streams, rivers and their watersheds.

Maps, Information and Data

Backyard Environmental Education
You probably like to play in your backyard, but did you know that your backyard can be a great place to learn about wildlife, plants, trees, conservation, and other science topics? Even if you live in the city with a very small backyard behind your home, you can still explore nature and wildlife to learn about the environment. This link was suggested by Ms. Ainsworth’s elementary school students who were participating in an environmental science class.

Watersheds of Chester County Maps

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Red Streams Blue
The goal of the Red Streams Blue Program is to ensure that all streams in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds meet Pennsylvania and Delaware water quality standards. Our map shows the streams that do not meet water quality standards in red. Blue streams meet the standards.

Stroud Water Research Center Real Time Data
Stroud™ Water Research Center is overcoming the obstacles to large near-real-time data collection networks by using Arduino, an open source electronics platform. We are sharing our experiences building wireless sensor networks in an online community, so that anyone can replicate and implement their own versions of our instrumentation. To follow our progress and share your experiences, visit EnviroDIY.org. View real-time data at data.envirodiy.org

Government

Chester County Conservation District
An organization dedicated to addressing natural resource conservation in the sustainable use of those resources by the citizens of Chester County through education and technical assistance.

Chester County Water Resources Authority
The Water Resource Authority provides the water resource science, engineering and planning necessary to protect public safety, preserve the integrity of Chester County’s natural water resources and watershed systems, and balance the needs of all water users in support of landscapes, watersheds, and planned growth for Chester County.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
This agency web site offers links to all state programs and provides status reports on on-going environmental projects.