The next Monthly PPTU Meeting is Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Join us as Mark Staley of Maryland DNR talks about "Trout Stocking and Trout Management in Central Maryland."
For further details, check out the
New Member Special Offer!!
Not a member of Trout Unlimited? New Members can Join Trout Unlimited for
FREE!! Go to the Join TU National page.
Our May outing is an overnight campout to Western Maryland scheduled for the weekend of May 7th! Check out the
Outings page for additional details!
The first page of the latest Chapter Publication, "
The Conservationist," for May 2016 is available using the Chapter Publication Link.
Latest Outing Report
The OUTING REPORTs for the March outings to the Yellow Breeches and the upper Patuxent are available in the
section for the Easton Press Collector's Edition Trout Fishing Classics and the collection of books purchased at the 2016 MAC Banquet that are now on sale. Merchandise
section for DVD's, and yes a few videocassettes, available for rental at the Chapter meetings! Library
Stream Restoration Video
An excellent video of a stream restoration can be seen at
Stream Restoration. It shows what can be done to improve a stream without disrupting the surrounding environment. By all means check it out.
We are seeking volunteers for several positions within the chapter.
Vice President - Currently Vacant
Outings Coordinator - Currently Dennis Covert
Youth Program - Currently Vacant
As with any volunteer organization we are only as vibrant as our membership. Yes, there is some work involved, but the rewards of working with a great bunch of people while serving the community where you live by far outweighs the work.
In the past I’ve heard folks say, “I don’t volunteer because I don’t really know how to do any of these things”. Cast your reservations aside, we will help you!
We have roughly 450 members in the Potomac Patuxent Chapter of TU and about 30 of the same very dedicated people year after year put the show on the road. We need more support.
Take a look at the list above. If you have an interest you can contact me at a meeting or at home, or one of the board members, or, one of the current chairs listed by the activity above.
PPTU NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
A facebook account has been created for PPTU. To view it, go to
Facebook and login with your facebook account. If you don't have an account, you may create one using the link on that Facebook page.
Pebble Mine - Bristol Bay Alaska
The Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay (Alaska) watershed is still alive and gaining ground. Please visit the following sites for further information:
TU: Pebble Mine Bristol Bay Watershed Southwest Alaska
Alaska Conservation Foundation
PPTU - AMAZONSMILE
We recently created a fundraising account with AmazonSmile. If you shop at AmazonSmile instead of the regular Amazon website, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our chapter. You can go to AmazonSmile by clicking on the AmazonSmile image under Miscellaneous in the left hand column.
We hope you bookmark the site and remember to use it while doing some of your on line shopping. This is another great way to help support our chapter.
Annual Newsletter for 2016 is posted in the
Annual Newsletter section!
Fly Patterns from January Tying Demonstrations
Did you forget to pick up an instruction sheet for that fly at the January Tying Demonstrations? No worry! The tweleve patterns demonstrated are posted in the
Fly Tying section!
Maryland Public Angler Access Map
Interested in finding a new public access point on your favority "little blue line" in Maryland? Curious about where the stream changes from "non-tidal" to "tidal"? Want to know the flow rate for that stretch of water, but not sure if there is a stream gauge? Then check out the Maryland DNR Public Access Angler Map link on the
Stream Conditions section.
Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp
June 19-24, 2016
Support the Rivers Conservation Youth Camp in their 22nd year of providing conservation education to area students.
The camp is hosted by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited & held at the Allenberry Resort on the Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. The deadline for the early acceptance period is March 31, 2016. More information about the camp and application form can found on their web site -
Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Youth Camp
June 26 - July 1, 2016
The Camp website
www.tucamp.com has been fully updated with information about this summer's Camp to be held June 26 - July 1, 2016. Check it out and make sure that everyone you know does, also. Please help us get folks to go to our website and learn about our Camp.
Our greatest needs are help with recruiting campers, finding interested boys and girls ages 13 - 17, and financial help to make the Camp possible. We deeply appreciate all that you do to help make our Camp so successful. I'll be glad to answer any questions you may have about the Camp. Please let me know if I can help you get the word out. For additional information email:
New "How To" Article!
Been busy tying up flies and the tying desk a bit disheveled? Check out the article from
Mike Abramowitz on Organizing A Fly Tying Desk
One on one stream side fly fishing instruction is available to PPTU members.
Go to the page for details. Mentor Program ON LINE LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
We've gone green! We now have an on line
Liability Release Form. To sign up for a specific outing, simply complete the form. When you click on the Submit button, the Outings Chair is notified of your intent to attend that outing and you will receive a copy of your completed Liability Release via email. No paperwork is required. You can complete this form from any device that has internet access including smart phones and tablets. Conservation Activities
PPTU is a conservation organization dedicated to the
preservation of coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. As such, we see
it as an obligation, and an honor, to be active in this mission. If we are
to succeed as a TU chapter, we need all of us working together! We need
your suggestions and ideas on what we should be doing, how we cold improve on
what we are already doing, and how we can make this organization more meaningful
to you. Let us know what kinds of projects you think PPTU should be
sinking its human and financial resources into, and what kinds of projects you
would like to get involved in. How can we be more involved in coldwater
conservation activities that would merit your interest and involvement?
Any and all ideas or suggestions are welcome, and very much appreciated!
Your opinions are instrumental in helping to formulate what we are going to do
as a chapter. Please, take a few moments to help the
chapter by sending your suggestions via e-mail to