The Adams County Trout Unlimited (ACTU) Chapter was started in 1977 by a group of individuals interested in restoring a section of the Conewago Creek in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Over time, the Chapter grew to expand restoration and conservation efforts to the Conococheague, Latimore, Mountain, Opossum, and Toms Creeks through securing various grants and establishing successful partnerships with: PA Fish and Boat Commission, DCNR, Mummasburg Sportsmen Club, Cadbury-Schweppes Corporation, Northern Virginia TU, Cumberland Valley TU, National Capital TU, Falling Springs TU, and landowners. These partnerships and projects have resulted in special regulations sections being established on the Conewago and Latimore Creeks.

Today, we continue to be more than just a ‘fishing organization’; ACTU supports a number annual events and programs.

The Chapter and its members have received numerous awards, including:

• Best Conservation Project - 1984; Adams County and N Virginia TU Chapters
• PA Coldwater Conservationist of the Year – 2003; Dave Swope
• Trout Unlimited Silver Trout Award – 2003; Dave Swope
• Trout Unlimited Gold Trout Award – 2004
• Edward J. Urbas Award – 2004
• Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce Stewardship Environmental Award – 2005 
• PA House of Representatives Merit and Recognition Citation – 2005
• PA Senate Recognition Citation – 2005 
• PA Council Best Restoration Project - 2009
• PA Coldwater Conservationist Professional of the Year – 2014; Adam McClain
• Spirit of South Mountain Award – 2015
• Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence – 2015
• PA Council's Samuel Slaymaker Best Chapter Newsletter Award– 2015


The Chapter continues to focus efforts on youth education and coldwater stream preservation/protection. We are looking for all volunteers interested in joining our efforts to improve the water quality of our local streams in Adams County.



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