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On the weekend of June 10th 2016 13 members of RVTU traveled to Central PA for a weekend fishing trip.  There was room at the Feathered Hook Bed & Breakfast in Coburn, PA for all of us.  We spent most of our time fishing in Penns Creek, and were in the middle of Amish country.  We saw quite a [ READ MORE... ]
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On the evening of May 19, 2016, RVTU joined with other TU chapters to host Chris Wood, CEO of Trout Unlimited.  TU chapter members from all over NJ were in attendance, and special thanks to John Montefusco of Hacklebarney TU and Fredy DeLeon of Ridge and Valley TU for their work in making sure that [ READ MORE... ]
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On the morning of May 5, 2016, a tractor trailer carrying a large amount of soap and detergent caught fire on I-78.  This occured on Jugtown Mountain in Bethlehem Township.     Unfortunately much of the soap and detergent on this truck entered West Portal Brook through a storm drain, killing at [ READ MORE... ]
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On Saturday April 16th 2016, members of Ridge and Valley TU participated in the Annual Musconetcong River Cleanup sponsored by the Musconetcong Watershed Association.  The Musconetcong River flows southwest for approximately 45 miles from the Lake Hopatcong Dam to the Delaware River.  Stretches of [ READ MORE... ]
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On the first Tuesday of the month, RVTU hosts a fly tying roundtable where fly tiers of all levels particpate.  What started as a small gathering has now turned into an event where over 20 people attend on a regular basis.    Usually at our roundtable, an instructor demonstrates how to tie a few [ READ MORE... ]
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On Saturday January 16, 2016, RVTU had a fishing outing to Monocacy Creek in eastern Pennsylvannia not far from the NJ state line. The Monocacy is a spring fed limestone creek, which are far more common in PA than in NJ.  The underground springs that feed a limestone creek stay at a constant [ READ MORE... ]
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On the evening of Saturday December 19th 2015, Ridge and Valley Trout Unlimited (RVTU) hosted their annual potluck fundraiser.  Approximately 60 people attended and brought a contribution for dinner and dessert.  A fun time eating, drinking, and being merry was had by all.  The fundraiser netted $ [ READ MORE... ]
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On Saturday October 24th, 2015, volunteers from Ridge and Valley and Hacklebarney TU joined forces to clean the Rockaway River in Dover, NJ.  They worked with Dover DPW employees to remove 6 truckloads of trash from the Rockaway River.   Among the trash removed was discarded couches, bikes, tires, [ READ MORE... ]
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On September 26th, 2015 Ridge & Valley TU partnered with the Lopatcong Creek Initiative to clean a stretch of the Lopatcong Creek in Phillipsburg, NJ. The weather was beautiful and 52 volunteers showed up!  Volunteers removed construction debris, bottles, cans, discarded furniture, tires, and [ READ MORE... ]
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On Saturday August 15th 2015, Ridge and Valley volunteers built a new angler parking lot.  This lot is located behind the old Cliffdale Inn (1280 Rt. 57) in Port Murray, NJ, and provides another fishing access point to the Musconetcong River. This stretch has a conservation easement that was [ READ MORE... ]
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