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MEETING SCHEDULE

Doc Fritchey TU holds its membership meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for one month during the spring (Annual Banquet), some summer months, and December (no meeting).

Our business meeting, which is open to the general membership, starts at 6:30, followed by the featured program of the month. Members who would like to present something to the board are asked to contact the chapter president before the meeting to schedule time on the agenda.

Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings!

MONTHLY MEETING PLACE

Our current location for monthly chapter meetings is the Giant Foods Community Center, 2300 Linglestown Road (Rt. 39), in Susquehanna Township just north of Harrisburg. This location is 1.7 miles east of Rts. 22/322, on the north side of the road between Crooked Hill Road and Progress Avenue. Our meetings are in one of the Community Rooms on the second floor, and food service and beverages are available before or after our meetings in the Beer Garden & Eatery on the first floor.

Next Monthly Chapter Meeting - Tuesday, April 22

Following our business meeting which begins at 6:30, TU’s Eastern Sportsmen Organizer Paula Piatt will present a program on “Shared Habitat” which focuses on the potential impacts of shale gas drilling and its associated construction activities on fish and wildlife habitats, and the sportsman’s experience, as well as ways sportsmen can protect the habitat.

2014 Chapter Meetings

January 28                                                July 22
February 25                                               August 26
March 15 (Annual Banquet)                      September 23
April 22                                                      October 28
May 27                                                       November 25
June 24                                                      December (no meeting)

WORKDAYS

Mondays @6:00 PM – Rausch Creek Diversion Wells

Weekly maintenance shifts to Mondays at 6:00 PM beginning April 14. Meet in the parking lot at the north gate of the Stony Creek trail off Gold Mine Road. For more information and directions to the diversion wells, see the Projects/Diversion Well page and/or contact Steve Long at 717-652-1421.

OTHER EVENTS

Saturday, April 26 – Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup on Clarks Valley Road

In conjunction with National Highway Cleanup Day, Doc Fritchey volunteers will be picking up trash along a portion of Clarks Valley Road (SR325) which parallels the FFO section of Clarks Creek. Check back here later for the time and meeting place, but in the meantime please contact Nate Kepp at 717-991-3882 or nathan.kepp@verizon.net to sign up. Work gloves, trash bags, safety vests and lunch will be provided.

Sunday, May 4 – Tree Planting Along Clarks Creek

Continuing the project we started a couple of years ago in cooperation with the PA Game Commission, this year we will be planting white pine seedlings in the upper end of the FFO section of Clarks Creek. Volunteers will meet at the rifle range parking lot on the north side of Clarks Valley Road (SR325) at a time to be announced. Lunch and beverages will be provided, and volunteers are asked to bring pointed shovels, 5-gallon buckets, and waders for accessing the south side of the stream. For additional info and to sign up, please contact Nate Kepp at 717-991-3882 or nathan.kepp@verizon.net.

Sunday, May 4 – Fort Hunter Garden Faire

Situated along the banks of the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire event provides an excellent venue for visitors to learn the basics of fly casting and observe fly tyers demonstrating their craft. Chapter volunteers should contact Rick LaTournous at 717-579-2947 or ralatour@comcast.net for more info and to sign up.

May 7 & 15 – Trout in the Classroom Releases at Ned Smith Center, Millersburg

May 7 is for the Harrisburg Catholic Elementary (formerly Cathedral School) and Holy Name of Jesus schools. May 15 is for the Math-Science Academy. We will be getting help from PFBC and Chesapeake Bay Foundation as well as staff and volunteers from the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and DFTU. As part of their learning experience, students will visit three or four educational stations which will review previous lessons and introduce new ideas. Contact Cyndi Camp at 717-545-2460 or ccampsilva@verizon.net for additional details on these events.

Saturday, June 7 – Home Waters Disabled Veterans Fly Fishing Event

Patterned after our first Project Healing Waters event in 2010, once again this year our Home Waters fly fishing event for disabled veterans will be conducted on the O’Gormans’ property along Clarks Creek. Volunteers will be needed to act as guides during the day-long event, and lunch will be provided courtesy of Applebee’s Restaurants of southcentral PA. To volunteer and obtain additional info, please contact RoseAnn Viozzi at 717-566-7920 or roseamsv@comcast.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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