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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-904-3547, or Director Paul Kearney at email@example.com or 540-229-0563.