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(design by Tom Frank, May 2003)

Pennypack Creek
Southeastern Montgomery County TU Chapter # 468
- conserving, educating, protecting and restoring the Pennypack Creek Watershed -

We are a grass roots group of dedicated fishermen in the Philadelphia region (Southeastern Montgomery County, Northeast Philadelphia and neighboring parts of lower Bucks County), whose purposes are :

1. To conserve, protect and restore our local cold water streams and fisheries and their watersheds.
2. To study, understand and enhance our wild trout resources.
3. To pass on our love and knowledge for the sport to the next generation of anglers in our area. This is done by person-to-person interactions, by group participation at meetings and activities and with partnership with other local organizations during community fishing derbies and stream cleanup days.

About our Chapter

The Southeastern Montgomery County of Trout Unlimited, Chapter # 468, located in the Huntingdon Valley area of Southeastern Pennsylvania is committed to preserving wild and native trout streams, restoring, repairing and enhencing trout streams and rivers, and the habitats that support these waters. The goal is to ensure their survival for future generations of fishermen and others who care about and realize the importance of healthy watersheds to the entire ecosystem.

Our monthly meetings are held regularly at the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Visitor's Center at 2955 Edge Hill Road in Huntingdon Valley, PA, at 7:30 PM every second Tuesday of each month. At Trout Unlimited meetings we discuss conservation issues, plan stream cleanup days, stream restoration projects and work days on our home waters, such as, the Pennypack Creek and other streams in this watershed. We also plan and organize fundraisers and sponsor programs such as "Fish with a Friend", for members in search of fishing partners, educational programs such as fly fishing clinics and participate in local youth fishing derbies. Other Chapter activities include fly tying and rod building seminars, field stream studies, guest speakers and educational slides and videos. Our Chapter also takes annual trips to Penns Creek and other renowned trout fisheries throughout the State.


Directions and map to our meeting place.

Chapter Officers

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Chapter officers for 2010-2012
 Bill McNamara (Secretary), Al Kahoun (Vice President), Denis Mora (Membership), Richard Terry (President),
and (Treasurer) John  Beck took the job (not shown)

Our Chapter's Meetings and Activities Calendar


ENJOY FISHING THE PENNYPACK CREEK DONATIONS NOW BEEN ACCEPTED FOR TROUT STOCKING
Our Chapter News and Projects:

 

 

         December Meeting Minutes
         November Meeting Minutes
         Chapter trip to Alaska-Trip Report-Chasing the Wild Alaskan Rainbows, August 30 - September 7, 2008
         Photo Gallery from the Alaska Trip
         Chapter Work Day on our stream improvement project on Harper's Run in Lorimer Park. Sept. 20, 2008
         Backpacking Expedition to Hamersley Fork
         Chapter's annual excursion to Penns Creek May 15-18, 2008
         Photos from the Huntingdon Valley Rotary Club's Fishing Derby for Kids in Lorimer Park April 26, 2008
         Chapter's tree planting at the National Land Trust at the headwaters of Pennypack Creek May 3rd & 4th,
          Walt Kononenko's article on our native wild trout in Pennsylvania
         Our Chapter's newsletter "The Streamer" for Winter 2008
         Chapter's Fly Tying Class Winter/Spring 2008  

Information on our local and favorite streams


Our home stream -- PENNYPACK CREEK

Water flow and water temperature as reported from the USGS gage site at Pine Rd. on Pennypack Creek

Current time and weather in Philadelphia, PA
Click for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forecast Click for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forecast

PA Trout

Pennsylvania Trout's Page

Pennsylvania Trout's Wild Trout Page

TU
Trout Unlimited, national website

Our TU Chapter has initiated "Project Headwaters" for our home stream,the Pennypack Creek, located near Welsh and Mann Roads in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
We have planted approximately 800 bushes and trees at this location to date.
Our TU Chapter provided the leadership and obtained funds for the planting of hundreds of trees and bushes on the Natural Lands Trust Property in the headwater springs of Pennypack Creek.
Project Headwaters website

Link to Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers website with links to their weekly updates
"Watershed Weekly"

Another wonderful resource is the Philadelphia Water Department in conjuction with the Pennypack Watershed Partnership / RCP is currently being constructed.
Pennypack Watershed Partnership


Chapter contact person: Richard Terry
Email: rtroadrash@msn.com


Last modified: March 1, 2011