Trout Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer organization whose mission is “to conserve, protect and restore North America’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.”

The Doc Fritchey Chapter is proud to be fulfilling Trout Unlimited’s mission in Dauphin and Lebanon counties. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out these web pages to learn more about our organization and the work we’re doing to conserve, protect and restore the coldwater resources of south central

Our chapter was the recipient of the Conservation Organization of the Year Award from the PA Association of Conservation Districts in 2003, and the PATU State Council’s Best Chapter Award in 2000, and again in 2009.

If you’re not already a member, please consider joining TU. And if you are a member, we’d love to see you at a chapter meeting, workday or special event. There are a number of ways to get involved …
and they’re all fun, and fulfilling!

                Holiday Greetings from Doc Fritchey TU!


Holiday Greetings 2013

News and Announcements

November 17: Quittapahilla gets long-awaited rehab in Quittie Nature Park

Construction work was begun to restore streambanks and improve habitat along a 1750′ stretch of the Quittapahilla Creek where it flows through the Quittie Nature Park…..Read More

September 20: Another restoration project completed on Manada Creek

About 15 chapter volunteers turned out to build a significant streambank deflector along Jim Smith’s property in the lower end of the DHALO special regulation section…..Read More

September 14: DFTU receives two annual awards from PA Council

At the 2014 PATU Annual Meeting on September 13, our chapter received awards for Best Chapter Project (Rausch Creek diversion wells) and Best Chapter Website…..Read More

July 23: Electroshocking survey completed on Manada Creek

As part of the watershed assessment currently being conducted on Manada Creek by the Dauphin County Conservation District, electroshocking of 2 areas in the main….Read More

July 12: Rausch Creek diversion wells back in working order

Volunteers turned out on July 12 to perform required maintenance on the diversion wells which had not been functioning properly due to an accumulation of….Read More

June 28: Manada Creek gets another dose of TLC

About a dozen chapter volunteers turned out to work alongside 4 employees of PFBC’s Habitat Improvement Section to build two rock/log structures in the lower end of….Read More 

June 7: DFTU hosts yet another successful Home Waters disabled vets event

Beginning in 2009 with Project Healing Waters serving as our guide for organizing a disabled veterans fly fishing event, the chapter’s Home Waters program celebrated its 6th….Read More

June 3: Dr. Frank J. Viozzi Scholarship awarded to Williams Valley graduate

Luke Wynn, a graduate of Williams Valley Jr.-Sr. High School in Tower City, was selected as the recipient of the chapter’s 2014 Dr. Frank J. Viozzi Scholarship award….Read More

June 2: DFTU receives 2nd. place award in TU’s Chapter Origin Stories contest

Doc Fritchey TU’s origin story which was entered in National TU’s Origin Stories contest recently did not garner enough votes to win the grand prize, an opportunity to host….Read More

May 15: Three Harrisburg schools release TIC trout at the Ned Smith Center

On May 7, 36 students from the Harrisburg Catholic Elementary and Holy Name of Jesus schools arrived at the Ned Smith Center in Millersburg to conclude their year of….Read More

May 4: Chapter volunteers plant white pine seedlings along Clarks Creek

About 15 chapter members turned out again this year to plant white pine seedlings along Clarks Creek downstream from the rifle range parking lot. The seedlings, furnished by….Read More

May 4: DFTU participates in Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire

For the second year in a row, Doc Fritchey volunteers demonstrated fly casting and fly tying at Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire. Chapter members were on hand to teach anyone….Read More

April 23: DFTU assists DCCD with macroinvertebrate survey of Manada Creek

Doc Fritchey volunteers assisted Megan Blackmon of the Dauphin County Conservation District in collecting macroinvertebrate specimens from 5 locations on Manada….Read More


April 4: Three Dauphin County students accepted for TU Youth Camp

We are pleased to announce that students from 3 Dauphin County schools have been selected to participate in this year’s TU Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth….Read More

March 17: Another successful DFTU Banquet effort for 2014!

This year’s conservation banquet drew 125 members and their guests to the Holiday Inn of Grantville on March 15 to celebrate the chapter’s 44th anniversary amidst….Read More

Jan. 22: DEP Growing Greener Grant awarded for restoration work on Quittie

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced today that $444,126 in Growing Greener Grant funding has been approved for streambank….Read More



We'd love to have you as a member, whether or not you fish. Healthy streams benefit everyone, not just anglers.



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