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No More Meetings Until September
Go Fishing!!!

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.

Annual Supporting Contributions are due!

All members are asked to please keep their ASC's current! If you have not made your Annual Supporting Contribution for this year, please do so now on line or by bringing their $20 to the next meeting.

Trout in the Classroom Volunteers Needed!

Trout in the Classroom needs volunteers to assist with the many TIC releases scheduled in April, May, and June. Please see detailed release schedules on the TIC Page.

Latest Conservationist

The latest Chapter Publication, "The Conservationist," is available using the Chapter Publication Link.

Next Beer Tie!

The next BEER TIE is scheduled for June 12th from 7-9 PM at the Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. You're invited to "Tie" one on with us that evening. Bring your tying gear and get ready for an evening of fun. For those that don't tie, don't worry. We'll have a vice or two free so you can step in and see what its all about. You're also welcome to just sit back and watch or additionally enjoy the food and spirits offered by the Bistro. Please bring cash to pay for your food and spirits as "Checks may not be split up".

Latest Outing Report

The OUTING REPORT for the November Steelhead trip to the Salmon River in New York is available in the Outings section!

Upcoming Outings

The NEXT OUTING is the Savage River Campout at Monroe Pavillion May 19 - 21, 2017. Additional details will be available on the PPCTU Forum and/or in the Outings section.

Chapter Merchandise

Check the Merchandise 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.

Chapter Library

Check the Library section for DVD's, and yes a few videocassettes, available for rental at the Chapter meetings!

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 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.

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 patterns demonstrated are posted in the Fly Tying section!

Patapsco River Restoration

Ashlee Horne's presentation of the Patapsco River Restoration project at our February 2017 Chapter Meeting can be reviewed in Ashlee's Document.

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.

2017 Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp
June 18-23, 2017

The Cumberland Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the 23rd Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp from Sunday through Friday, June 18-23, 2017 at Messiah College, Grantham, PA.

Camp is limited to boys and girls between 14 and 17. If you would like to have fun, work hard, and engage in a unique experience, get your application in early. Up to 32 students will be selected to attend. We look forward to receiving your application.

While at camp, our students will engage in a variety of activities including fly fishing, instruction both in the classroom and outdoors, fly tying, and building a habitat structure. They will develop an understanding of what conservation is about while enjoying nature and fly fishing. Our goal is to instill within the next generation a love for the outdoors while giving them the skills to protect our natural resources. Go to http://www.riverscamp.com/ for details.

Tri-State Conservation & Fishing Youth Camp
June 25 - June 30, 2017

Sunday, June 25 to Friday, June 30, 2017 at Graves' Mountain Lodge - Syria, Virginia, you can be one of 24 high school students, both male and female, who will spend most of six days outdoors experiencing mountain streams, fishing and learning about stream environments.

You will learn about successful and responsible fishing, conservation, stream life and restoration, wildlife, outdoor skills, team challenges, leadership, and lots more, all while having fun. You'll enjoy delicious generous meals and snacks, and sleeping in modern lodge facilities overlooking the Shenandoah mountains and valleys. (You need to be in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade now, or will be 13 years old by the first day of camp.)

You don't need any special experience or equipment-the Camp can provide it. All you need is to be interested and want to attend. The cost of the six-day, five-night Camp is $850. We provide full or partial funding for any camper who requests sponsorship to attend the Camp. We hope to see you in June!

Visit the Camp website at tucamp.org for additional information. To assist with camper recruitment, volunteer to work at Camp, or to make a donation contact: Executive Director George Gaines at gaines@tucamp.org or 202-904-3547, or Director Paul Kearney at kearney@tucamp.org or 540-229-0563.

One on one stream side fly fishing instruction is available to PPTU members.
Go to the Mentor Program page for details.

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 mail@pptu.org.

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This document last modified 05/16/17