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  Site last updated: 05/19/2022

2020 PA Small Chapter of the Year' Award Recipient!

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ACTU is the Southcentral PA regional chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU). As a local, grassroots organization, we work to promote TU’s mission of conserving, protecting, and restoring North America's Coldwater fisheries and their watersheds right here in Adams County.

We work to support TU’s vision of ensuring robust populations of native and wild cold water fish will once again thrive within their Southern District, so our children and grandchildren can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters. Local improvement projects have included: Conewago Creek, Conococheague Creek, Marsh Creek, Mountain Creek, Latimore Creek and Opossum Creek.

Please note that ACTU is not strictly a fly fishing organization. We support and promote all types of trout fishing!


Chapter News

ACTU Member Honored

                        State and local officials, as well as the PA Fish and Boat
                        Commission, the McSherrystown Fish and Game Protective
                        Association, and ACTU honored Dave Swope at the May
                        Chapter meeting for the 30 years Dave served as the manager
                        of McSherrystown's Cooperative Trout Nursery. During his
                        tenure, Dave oversaw significant upgrades to the nursery's infrastructure, while continuing to involve Adams County students in the process of raising trout. During this time, the nursery raised thousands of trout which were stocked into county streams for anglers to pursue! While now retired from the nursery manager position, Dave continues to serve in an active role within ACTU. Congratulations Dave on your accomplishments and best of luck in your future endeavors!

Adams County Watershed Specialist Addresses Chapter

                               ACTU welcomed Joe Hallinan, the Adams County
                               Watershed Specialist, as guest speaker at our May
                               Chapter meeting. Joe described his efforts to plant 10,000
                               trees in Adams County this spring. These plantings, many
                               of which involved county students, help control erosion and
          are important in supporting a riparian buffer along our streams. Thanks
          Joe for a great presentation!

Youth Fishing Derby Re-Scheduled For June 11!

ACTU's 17th Annual Youth Fishing Derby originally scheduled for
Saturday, May 7, has been officially re-scheduled for Saturday,
June 11. The derby will still be held at the Latimore Valley
Fairgrounds. Stocking takes place at 7:30 am, fishing is from
8:00-11:00, and prizes will be awarded afterwards. Food and
drinks will be available. Hope to see you there!

ACTU Wins Environmental Award

ACTU was recently selected as the winner of the Gettysburg
Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Stewardship of the Year
Award for 2022.

June Chapter Meeting Scheduled

ACTU's June Chapter meeting will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 21, at the Adams County Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg. Additional details will be made available closer to the meeting date.