Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited Endowment Fund

Conserving, protecting, and restoring Spring Creek's coldwater fishery and watershed


Story of Fund

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The Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited came into existence on February 1st, 1973 when their bylaws were adopted at a meeting held at the Panorama Grade School in Boalsburg.

The Spring Creek Chapter had six founding members and was created at a time when Spring Creek was in quite a precarious condition. Almost all insect life had been wiped by toxic chemical levels in the early 1970s. Additionally a building boom in the watershed led to a major siltation problem.

Although the problems went unnoticed by many, as the stream was frequently fished and stocked, the creek was in dire straights. Over the years the chapter has taken on several large projects such as the restoration of Thompson Run, the removal of McCoy Dam, and continued stream clean-up in order to conserve, protect, and restore Spring Creek.


How Does it Help?

Fish come and go, but it is the memory of afternoons on the stream that endure.

This fund supports the ongoing operations and programming for the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Their mission is to conserve, protect, and restore Spring Creek's coldwater fishery and watershed. Their continued community outreach and educational programs for both youth and adults ensure that the public is well informed about how to care for and utilize the precious resource that is Spring Creek.


Fund
Established
2013
2016
Fund Size
$19K
2016
Building Phase
This fund is working
towards its target
size and is not
currently distributing