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Southeastern Montgomery County TU Chapter # 468
- conserving, educating, protecting and restoring the Pennypack Creek Watershed -
1. To conserve, protect and restore our local cold water streams and fisheries and their watersheds.
2. To study, understand and enhance our wild trout resources.
3. To pass on our love and knowledge for the sport to the next generaton of anglers in our area. This is done by person-to-person interactions, by group participation at meetings and activities and with partnership with other local organizations during community fishing derbies and stream cleanup days.
About our Chapter
The Southeastern Montgomery County of Trout Unlinited, Chapter # 468, located in the Huntingdon Valley
area of Southeastern Pennsylvania is committed to preserving wild and native trout streams, restoring, repairing and enhencing
trout streams and rivers, and the habitats that support these waters. The goal is to ensure their survival
for future generations of fishermen and others who care about and realize the importance of healthy
watersheds to the entire ecosystem.
Our monthly meetings are held regularly at the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust Visitor's Center
at 2955 Edge Hill Road in Huntingdon Valley, PA, at 7:30 PM every second Tuesday of each month. At Trout
Unlimited meetings we discuss conservation issues, plan stream cleanup days, stream restoration projects and work days on
our home waters, such as, the Pennypack Creek and other streams in this watershed. We also plan and organize fundraisers
and sponsor programs such as "Fish with a Friend", for members in search of fishing partners, educational programs such
as flyfishing clinics
and participate in local youth fishing derbies. Other Chapter activities include fly tying and rod building seminars,
field stream studies, guest speakers and educational slides and videos. Our Chapter also takes annual trips to Penns Creek
and other renowned trout fisheries thoughout the State.
Directions and map to our meeting place.
Chapter officers for 2006
Al Kahoun (Vice President), Richard Ulrych (Secretary), Denis Mora (President), and Dennis O'Gara (Treasurer)
Our Chapter's Meetings and Activities Calendar
Our Chapter News and Projects:
Our Chapter's newsletter "The Streamer" for Summer/Fall 2007
The Old Huntingdon Pike Dam was finally removed November 29, 2007
Chapter's Spring 2007 Raffle Winner - Kurt Griffin
Dave Storm's photos from North Carolina
Chapter's first workday on Harper's Run on Saturday. June 16, 2007. Harper's Run flows into the Pennypack Creek in Loriner Park.
Chapter members help out in Alverthorpe Park's annual fishing derby
Rich Ulrych's article on flyfishing for carp
Photos from Rich Ulrych and Walt Kononenko's excursion to the Poconos late May, 2007
Rich Ulrych's report on his recent flyfishing experience in Poland in May, 2007
Chapter's trip to Penns Creek May 18 - 20, 2007
Huntingdon Valley's Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Derby in Lorimer Park April 28, 2007
Our Chapter's new and improved newsletter for Spring, 2007
Chapter's "annual" trout stocking in the Pennypack Trust March 23, 2007
Photos and winners of the raffle prizes from our 4th Annual Chapter banquet, November 4, 2006
A revisit to a secret wild trout stream in the Pocono's Sept 30, 2006
Photos from our Chapter's annual picnic Sept 9, 2006
Chapter's annual trip out West - to Wyoming early August, 2006
Day's excursion to the Poconos June 3, 2006
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service report on the Web titled "Acting Secretary of Interior Visits Pennsylvania Dam Removal Project"
Chapter's fishing trip to Penns Creek May 19 - 21, 2006 - Mike Mulray's photos
Chapter's fishing trip to Penns Creek May 19 - 21, 2006 - Jim Snyder's photos
Chapter's fishing trip to Penns Creek May 19 - 21, 2006 - Walt Kononenko and Den Mora's photos
Den reports of 55-pound record stripper in the Delaware River May 12, 2006
Rudy Gables Photos from the Rotary Fishing Derby in Lorimer PArk April 29, 2006
Photos from the Rotary Fishing Derby in Lorimer PArk April 29, 2006
Press release on shad stocking and dam removal on the Pennypack from PA state Rep. Mike McGeehan April 28, 2006
shad stocking on the Pennypack Creek update April 26, 2006
Chapter's Earth Day celebration with Acting Secretary of the Interior in Lorimer Park April 22, 2006
Announcement of the Spring 2006 raffle prize winner at our monthly meeting April 11, 2006
Short report and photos by Den Mora on a recent excursion to the Little Lehigh to test Al's rat, size 20 March 2006
Photos from our second Fly Tying Class on February 21, 2006 -- Rudy's Flymph2006
Photos from the Fort Washington Outdoor Sportsman Show January 20 and 21, 2006
Photos from our first Fly Tying Class on January 17, 2006 -- Rudy's Red Tailed Wooly Worm
Richard Ulrych's report on nearby wilderness streams
First photos from the start of Bethayre's Dam removal project in early December 2005
Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp announcement for Applications Being Accepted for Youth Camp for 2006
Photos from the Chapter's 3rd Annual Banquet November 5, 2005
Final workday on our stream improvement project on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park Oct. 15, 2005
Chapter's annual picnic at the Pennypack Trust Sept. 10, 2005
Chapter's Great Trip to the Rockies this Summer
Walt Kononenko's fishing report to Domaine Poutrincourt for one week's fishing for wallyeyes and northern pike
First workday this year on our home stream in Lorimer Part June 18, 2005 - a photo report
Kleindients Pond Fishing Derby report and photos June 4, 2005 by Denis Mora
Alvethorpe Fishing Derby photos June 4, 2005
Chapter's Fishing Trip to Penns Creek May 12 15, 2005
Youth Fishing Clinic at Lorimer Park May 7, 2005
Chapter assisted hickory shad stocking on the Pennypack April 30, 2005
Our Chapter's April Meeting April 12, 2005 - also the winning ticket for the Orvis Rod and Reel Raffle Prize picked
Fishing excursion to Pohopoco Creek Saturday, March 19, 2005
Chapter's participation at the Fly Fishing Fair Saturday, March 12, 2005
Little Lehigh Creek excursion on a cold February Saturday, February 19, 2005
Pennypack Creek stream assessment and training with Jason Cruz in Lorimer Park Jan. 16 2005
Pennypack Creek stream assessment in Lorimer Park Nov. 13 2004
fishing trip (Den Mora's report)
Den Mora's and Richard Ulrych's excursion to the Poconos in November 2004
Chapter's annual banquet Saturday, October 30, 2004
Walt's canoe (raffle prize)
Our chapter's 2nd workday of the year on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park July 17, 2004
Our chapter's participation at Kleindients Pond Fishing Derby, June 12, 2004
Our chapter's participation at Alvethorpe's Fishing Derby, June 5, 2004
Photos from our Youth Fishing Clinic in Lorimer Park on May 8, 2004
Dave Storm sends greetings from the South
Raffle winner picks up his prize at our May monthly meeting
Photos from the Patriot Fishing Derby at Mark's pond taken on April 24, 2004
Photos from our trout stocking at Mark's pond and the Pennypack Creek on March 20, 2004
Press release announcing the "Patriot Fishing Derby April 24, 2004
Some photos from our Chapter's participation in the Fly Fishing Fair in Fort Washington, March 13&14, 2004
Report by Denis Mora on the Shad Passage on the Schuykill River, March2, 2004
Photos by Tom Frank during fly Tying at our January and February meetings
Photo Update of our stream improvement project in Lorimer Park. Photos taken by Denis Mora February 9, 2004
Few photos taken by Denis Mora at our November meeting
Chapter's First Annual Banquet held October 25, 2003 report
Chapter's workday on improving stream flow on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park July 19, 2003.
Chapter's Penns Creek trip report by Mike Wilson and Tom Frank with photos by Tom Frank, May 16 - 19, 2003.
Short report and couple photos on Pennypack Creek stream cleanup Saturday, April 5, 2003.
Photo montage of our Chapter's brown trout stocking on the Pennypack Creek, Saturday March 29, 2003. Photos by Jim Snyder.
Photo report on our Chapter's meeting -- Flytying. Photos by Dave Storm.
News update for September -- Chapter continues work on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park Stream Improvement Project September 22, 2001
News update for August -- Chapter continues work on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park Stream Improvement Project August 18, 2001.
News update for August -- Chapter Lehigh River trip report on August 4, 2001.
News update for July -- Chapter starts work on Pennypack Creek in Lorimer Park Stream Improvement Project July 21, 2001
News update #2 for June - Guest Speaker Steve Ware on "Flyfishing On Spring Creek and Henry's Fork" June 12, 2001
News update from the June 2, 2001 Chapter's participation in the youth fishing derbies
News update from the May 17-20, 2001 Chapter Penns Creek fishing trip.
News update from the May 15, 2001 Chapter stream-side meeting.
News update from the May 8, 2001 Chapter meeting.
Third stocking of brown trout on the Pennypack March 17, 2001
Cane fishingrod stringing working meeting March 13, 2001
Rod building and repair meeting, February 13, 2001
First Aid and Safety on the Stream meeting, January 9, 2001
Chapter's Fly Tying meeting, November 14, 2000
Chapter's Annual Picnic Report, September 9, 2000
Chapter's Lehigh River excursion as reported by Mike Wilson August 19, 2000
Chapter's Penns Creek excursion as reported by Mike Wilson May 19-21, 2000
Chapter's stream cleanup along the Pennypack Creek March 25, 2000
Chapter's trout stocking on the Pennypack Creek March 11, 2000
Chapter's rod stringing workshop/meeting February 8, 2000
Chapter's Pennypack Creek restoration project in Lorimer Park
Information on our local and favorite streams
Water flow and water temperature as reported
USGS gage site at Pine Rd. on Pennypack Creek
Current time and weather in Philadelphia, PA
Links to our Local Neighbor's TU Chapters:
Bucks County TU Chapter's website
Perkiomen Valley TU Chapter's website
Pennsylvania Trout's Page
Ken Undercoffer's Pennsylvania Trout's Wild Trout Page
Trout Unlimited, national website
Link to Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers website with links to their weekly updates
Another wonderful resource is the Philadelphia Water Department in conjuction with the
Pennypack Watershed Partnership / RCP is currently being constructed.
Pennypack Watershed Partnership
Chapter contact person: Richard Terry, Chapter President