The Doc Fritchey Chapter Home

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!



News and Announcements

June 10: Ninth Annual Home Waters event is another huge success

This year’s Home Waters event hosted 15 veterans from the Harrisburg Veterans Center and their family members for a day of fishing and just plain camaraderie at…..Read more 

May 19: PA Outdoors Writers are introduced to the Quittie and Snitz Creek

On a very warm Friday morning, chapter members greeted four outdoors writers at the Quittie Nature Park who were attending the PA Outdoors Writers Association’s…..Read more

May 16: Annville-Cleona senior receives 2017 Dr. Francis Viozzi scholarship

The 2017 Dr Francis Viozzi Scholarship for Environmental Studies was awarded to Abigail Deaver who is a graduating senior from the Annville-Cleona High School…..Read more

April 28: Quittie DHALO section receives 2nd. stocking of the year

On a glorious spring morning, seven chapter members met the PFBC hatchery truck in Annville’s Quittie Park to help float stock the special regulations section of…..Read more 

April 19: Two TIC schools release their fish at the Ned Smith Center

On a chilly, gray April day, 33 5th graders from Kelli Recher’s Math Science Academy class and 24 from Maureen Mahnken’s 8th grade class at Harrisburg Catholic Elementary…..Read more

April 1: DFTU 2017 Annual Fundraising Banquet was another big success

About 90 chapter members and their guests celebrated the 47th. year since the chapter’s founding by attending this year’s annual banquet at the Holiday Inn in Grantville…..Read more

January 16: Nominations needed for Gerald L. Miller Volunteer Award

This award is presented annually to a chapter member whose volunteer work has consistently contributed to the attainment of the chapter’s mission to conserve, protect…..Read more

January 14: Teenage candidates needed for 2017 TU Youth Camp

Following our practice of previous years, our chapter is once again seeking as many as 3 teenage (ages 14-17) students to attend this year’s TU Rivers Conservation…..Read more

October 11: DFTU volunteers assist with PFBC stocking of the Quittie

On a beautiful fall day, about 10 chapter volunteers showed up to float stock the Artificial Lures Only section of Quittapahilla Creek, beginning at Spruce Street and…..Read more

August 27: Plan to attend our Annual Membership Meeting on September 27

Our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 27, will feature a presentation by Tom Gilmore who has just authored “Flyfisher’s Guide to Pennsylvania,” the first…..Read more

August 24: Quittie Phase Two restoration project is underway

Earlier this month work began on the second phase of a stream restoration project on Quittapahilla Creek which when finished will extend the previously…..Read more

July 9: DFTU volunteers teach kids fly tying at DCAC Youth Field Day

As part of the Dauphin County Anglers and Conservationists’ (DCAC) Youth Field Day, 10 DFTU volunteers were on hand to teach fly tying to the 40 or so kids who…..Read more

June 11: Another great day on the water with our disabled veterans!

For the seventh consecutive year, we welcomed disabled veterans from the Harrisburg Veterans Center to spend a day at Ed and Nichole O’Gorman’s beautiful…..Read more

June 6: 2016 Viozzi Scholarship awarded to Palmyra High School senior

The fourth annual Dr. Francis J. Viozzi Memorial Educational Scholarship for Environmental Studies has been presented to Brenna Hogue, a senior at…..Read more

May 7: DFTU partners with CRW on Adopt-a-Highway cleanup of SR325

Five DFTU volunteers turned out on a rainy morning for the annual Adopt-a-Highway cleanup on Clarks Valley Road (SR325) paralleling the 1.9 mile Fly Fishing…..Read more

May 5: Math/Science students release TIC fingerlings at Ned Smith Center

Fifth and sixth graders from the Marshall School Math/Science Academy in Harrisburg spent a good portion of the day at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art…..Read more

April 13: DFTU Annual Banquet was another huge success

If you weren’t able to attend our Annual Banquet on April 9, you missed out on a great opportunity to enjoy the evening with friends and a chance to win some…..Read more

April 12: Two Dauphin County students are selected for TU Rivers Camp

Every year, our chapter budgets funds to support as many as 4 teenagers who are selected to attend the TU Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp at the…..Read more

March 16: DFTU beginners fly tying class wraps up another successful session

For the second year in a row, under the tutorship of expert fly tyer Rick LaTournous, our chapter conducted an 8-week beginners fly tying class at the Wildwood…..Read more

March 4: Two Special Regulation stream sections stocked by DFTU this week

Chapter volunteers turned out on two mornings this week to assist with the PFBC’s stocking efforts in the DHALO sections of Quittapahilla and Manada creeks,,,,,Read more

February 19: Outstanding Volunteer Award nominations are due by March 15

Each year at our Annual Banquet we present the Gerald L. Miller Outstanding Volunteer Award to an individual who has performed outstanding volunteer work…..Read more

February 19: 2016 Members Only Raffle tickets are available now

If you’re a Doc Fritchey Chapter member, along with an invitation to our Annual Banquet you should have received four tickets in the mail for a special raffle available…..Read more

February 18: Reservations are being accepted now for April 9 Annual Banquet

It’s time to get your reservations made for this year’s Annual Banquet to be held at the Holiday Inn of Grantville on April 9. There are plenty of prizes to be won…..Read more

January 30: DFTU is seeking students to sponsor for TU Youth Camp

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding the 22nd annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp June 19-24, 2016, at the Allenberry …..Read more








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