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The officers and directors wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a warm Holiday season. We recently held our re organization meeting at Hoss’s in DuBois, during that meeting it was decided that committee assignments would be made at a special meeting at Martin’s on November 9th. Here are some of the major changes for the new year. Matt Marusiak will be the newsletter editor as well as the web site editor. We voted to have 4 newsletters sent to all our members per year going forward. The first one should be going out soon so those who do not have email receive the same information as you are. Kelly Williams will be the banquet chair and is our social media (facebook) person. To keep up with any news please follow us on Facebook. Once again this year plans are in the works for a special meeting on the banquet planning to be held on January 3rd at the DuBois Nursing Home. Anyone with a desire to share their knowledge or ideas is welcome to attend this session at 7PM. We also discussed ideas to increase participation in the chapter and some major changes are in play as follows. (more…)

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For several years now, AMCTU has championed habitat improvements in the Sandy Lick Creek flood control in downtown DuBois. It took a long time to get the US Army Corps of Engineers (who has jurisdiction over the flood control) to agree, but thanks to the efforts of the City of DuBois, Jason Reed of Stahl Sheaffer, and Mark Killar of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the project is beginning to move forward. The City of DuBois recently completed a bank stabilization and added a J-hook structure just upstream of the Brady Street (US Route 219) Bridge.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is just the first step of the project. Stay tuned for more updates and ways you can be involved in this work. This is a great and rare example of using habitat structures in a flood control that helps to both improve the fishing and maintain the flood control function.

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AMCTU hosted our annual Big Brother Big Sister Fly Fishing Outing on June 14. Catching fish, no mater how small,  always puts a smile on a face! Please make plans to join us for next year’s event and help mentor these great kids.

 

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sandy1On August 1, 2009, the chapter, Fish Commission, and other volunteers installed 3 double log vane structures in the Sandy Lick Creek by the DuBois Mall, upstream of where the flood control begins. Even with all the water (it rained all week) we were able to get into the creek and place these devices on the mall side of the creek. The bottom there is very rocky from when the flood control was built so we’re not sure how much cutting will occur, but it will help the creek some to be sure. We still need to install three on the other side and are planning to do this summer 2010. We had over 20 people come out and help.

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Lick Run Assessment

Ken Undercoffer has completed the Lick Run Assessment and Conservation Plan conducted under the Coldwater Heritage Partnership grant AMCTU received in 2004.

Ken’s full report can be read at by clicking here (Be warned – this is a large file and it might take a while to download.)

Below are some highlights:

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