Development of the Marcellus Shale gas play has the potential to adversely affect coldwater streams and important wildlife habitat throughout a large portion of northern Appalachia. Because of this, TU is working to educate its members and other sportsmen/women about how to identify and mitigate impacts to our favorite hunting and fishing spots.
In Pennsylvania, TU and the Pennsylvania Council of TU have teamed up to develop and implement a stream surveillance program called the Coldwater Conservation Corps. Together, we are training volunteers to monitor water resources, conduct visual assessments, and report violations of state laws to appropriate state agencies. Serving as watchdogs, Coldwater Conservation Corps volunteers provide an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground, making sure special watersheds and our coldwater resources are protected.
For more information about TU's stream surveillance program, to register for any of the below trainings, or to schedule a presentation for your local TU chapter, please contact Mitchell Blake, TU's Pennsylvania Marcellus Field Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 977-0007,
Please check back for future training dates.
January 15, 2011 - Winnie Palmer Environmental Center (Latrobe, PA)
Host: Forbes Trail TU Chapter
January 29, 2011 - Dubois Dinner Banquet Facility (Dubois, PA)
Host: Allegheny Mountain TU Chapter
February 12, 2011 - Charier's Twp. Municipal Social Building (Charier's Twp., PA)
Host: Chestnut Ridge TU Chapter
February 26, 2011 - The Citizen's Hose Company (Lock Haven, PA)
Host: Lloyd Wilson TU Chapter
March 19, 2011 - St. Joseph's Church (Lucinda, PA)
Host: Iron Furnace TU Chapter
June 18, 2011
Location: USGS Leetown Science Center, Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory, Wellsboro, PA. Hosted by the Tiadaghton Chapter
July 16, 2011
Location: PPL Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, PA. Hosted by the Pike-Wayne Chapter