Muddy Creek Trout Unlimited 
Conservation Blog

Greetings fellow MCTU Members!  

Once again fall is here and the winter looms ahead in the distance. We have been busy this summer and fall hosting annual events; participating in the Red Lion Street Fair, stocking streams, and looking at the future of our chapter. I encourage you to read about these various events in our newsletter and to also take a look at some of the changes you can expect to see.  

For me, as chapter president, I would like to 
seemore of our members; men, women, youth
and even families with young children attend 
our monthly meetings. We plan to make some
changes to our monthly meetings in an effort 
to have a more engaged chapter! More infor-
mation about this change can be found inside
the newsletter.

Our annual For-Sight fishing event was another success this past May; this event never ceases to amaze us as we watch these students and their families fish with assistance from our chapter’s volunteers. We are also thrilled to share that we are sponsoring a Trout in the Classroom in one of Dallastown’s third grade classrooms. These students and their parents came to a marshmallow and wiener roast at our September meeting and the enthusiasm from these kiddos was phenomenal; a much more detailed article found inside the newsletter.  

As we look to the spring, we anticipate having a third food stand site on the opening day of fishing; we were able to update our equipment and expand our resources. These food stands generate funds for our organization but more importantly it allows us to interact with fellow anglers on the Muddy Creek Watershed.  

The nursery has welcomed another fingerling shipment; we received approximately 8,000 Brown Trout fingerlings the end of September and they’re doing well. Our faithful group of folks who stock the streams were able to get our holdovers into the water; we are very appreciative of this group-it’s not an easy job but fishing in the Muddy Creek Watershed wouldn’t be the experience that is without their dedication.

We are still working and involved with the Bonham Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary on a project entitled “Trout in the Bonham”. We were able to work with a group of students who helped plant new vegetation throughout the project. Our Fall Fest fundraiser was held on the Bonham property and many of our guests commented on the beauty of the land. We are very excited to be a part of this project. 

I hope the winter is kind to us; as we look forward to seeing you over the winter months at our monthly meetings. Please note these meetings will be held at Mediterraneo Pizza. Please join us for dinner at 6pm, and our chapter meeting will commence at 7pm. Feel free to bring a friend, spouse or prospective member.

Warmly,

Beth
Get your TU Thermal Cup Today

MCTU has come up with the Design and Purchase of these snazzy thermal cups that will be great for coffee or cold drinks to and from, or even on the stream. We have affordably priced them to move fast at $10 each and will have them atChapter Meetings and the Opening Day Food Stands. 
Supplies are limited so get yours soon. 
You can email the website at muddycreektu@comcast.net to get yours 
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Muddy Creek Trout Unlimited   Chapter # 575 
York County, Pennsylvania
PO Box 211 Dallastown, Pa 17313

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Feb 15 - General Meeting - Presentation "Observational Differences between Wild and Stocked Brown Trout" - Maurice Chioda
Mediterraneo Pizza in Felton.
Dinner at 6pm Meeting 7pm

March 15 - General Meeting - Fly Tying instruction and production to fill the fly boxes for Opening Day
Mediterraneo Pizza in Felton.
Dinner at 6pm Meeting 7pm

April 1 - Regional Opening Day of Trout Season.
Volunteer at a Food Stand!

April 19 - General Meeting - Stream Clean up on North Branch near Pizza Shop
Mediterraneo Pizza in Felton.
Meet at 6PM for clean up, Dinner and Meeting
at 7:30 PM

May 17 - General Meeting
Cooperative Nursery 7pm


Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. Summer meetings are held at the Co-op Nursery, Winter Meeting at Mediterraneo Pizza and Subs in Felton.
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FEBRUARY MEETING PRESENTATION

Join us in February for a Power Point Presentation by Maurice Chioda demonstrating the differences in appearance of Wild and Stocked Brown Trout in the Muddy Creek Watershed. 

Do you know how to tell the difference? Come and find out. Learn the reasons for the differences and the key markers to quickly identify them. 

We will meet for dinner at 6pm at the Mediterraneo Pizza Shop in Felton and begin the presentation at 7PM. There will be a raffle and drawing that night after the presentation.