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  Site last updated: 9/17/2023

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Adams County Trout Unlimited (ACTU) Chapter 323 was started in 1977 by a group of individuals interested in restoring and enhancing a section of the Conewago Creek in Adams County, PA. Our chapter has grown since its inception, and now includes over 200 members. Our vision is to expand the scope of our efforts and the breadth of the community that we reach.

Over the years, members have enjoyed the benefits of a network of like-minded, knowledgeable anglers. We hone our fishing and fly-tying skills through seminars, talks, and demonstrations at our monthly gatherings. Plus, we have led scores of stream improvement projects and supported hundreds of trout stockings in county creeks. The Chapter's many conservation and habitat improvement projects, which are intended to conserve, protect, and restore the county's fisheries and watersheds, have resulted in recognition from both National and State Trout Unlimited organizations.

Today, the Chapter has taken a broader role in our community and is guided by three tenets: ConservationCommunity, and Fishing. Guided by these tenets, our Chapter works to bring together diverse interests to achieve our mission of bettering the conservation-related educational and recreational opportunities in Adams County.

As important as our angling endeavors, many of the conservation and community efforts we now lead, or support, are focused on several annual youth programs in the county. For example, since the Chapter's founding, thousands of students have participated in activities such as the Trout In the Classroom Program, the annual Latimore Creek Youth Fishing Derby, the Southcentral Outdoors For Youth Program, and the New Oxford Middle School Environmental Day.

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


Chapter News

ACTU Wins State-Level Award

                              ACTU's Zeigler Mill Road Access Project was selected at the
                              '2023 Best Chapter Project' in the state by PA Trout Unlimited.
                              ACTU Vice-President Gary Perry accepted the award at
                              PATU's Annual Meeting on September 16. Work on the project
                              is almost complete, with a ribbon cutting ceremony involving
                              local dignitaries and major project partners planned for
                              October 6.

ACTU Selected for 2023 Giving Spree!

               ACTU is excited to have been selected as a participant in this year's
               Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree, which will take
               place on November 9. The Giving Spree is Adams County's annual
               day of giving, where the community comes together to support local
               non-profit organizations. As a first time participant, ACTU is seeking
               both current and long-term funding to help us continue our mission of promoting conservation, fishing, and community within the County! You can learn more about the Giving Spree, and make a contribution to ACTU prior to the event, by clicking here. (Note: the Giving Spree website will start accepting donations in September). We'll share more details as the event draws nearer!

Upcoming/On-Going Events

Member Picnic - Our yearly Member Appreciation Picnic will start at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Adams County Conservation District Office, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg. Yearly Chapter awards will be presented following the meal. The picnic replaces our September meeting. Our next Chapter meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18.

Recent Chapter Activities

Stream Improvement Work Day a Success!

                         Members of the Adams County and Northern Virginia Trout
                         Unlimited Chapters, along with personnel from the PA Fish and
                         Boat Commission's Habitat Division, participated in a stream
                         improvement workday on the Catch-and-Release, Fly Fishing
                         Only, section of the Conewago Creek on Saturday, August 26.
                         Volunteers replaced a small, aging, mudsill with a new, much
                         larger structure, which will help prevent erosion of the streambank and provide shade and security cover for fish. Members also replaced old signs and continued work on the teaching stations along the newly constructed walking trail at the Zeigler Mill Road Access Site.


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