National "Gold Trout" Award


Chris Woods (TU President), Judi Sittler, Bob Vierck and Bev Smith (TU VP Volunteers)

Next meeting:

October 6, 2016 - Geology of the Spring Creek Watershed

Geology is literally the underlying reason we live in an area with abundant water resources and fertile soils. Understanding the relationship among geology, water resources, and land use is the key to ensuring that long-term sustainable management of the region’s natural resources occurs. We will look at the Spring Creek watershed’s fascinating geology through the lens of its history, structure, chemistry, and how this combination of factors created the setting we live in today. We can relate the water quality and flow data collected by the Water Resources Monitoring Project to the region’s geology to facilitate a better understanding of Spring Creek’s water resources and long-term conservation and stewardship.

David Yoxtheimer, P.G. is a hydrogeologist and extension associate with Penn State University’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and serves as a liaison to advise stakeholders on key environmental issues. He earned his B.S. in Earth Science from Penn State, where he is currentl completing his Ph.D. in Geosciences. Previous to joining MCOR he spent 18 years as a consulting hydrogeologist with expertise in water supply development, karst hydrogeology, geophysical surveying, environmental permitting, shale energy geology, and integrated water resource management. Dave is also a hydrogeology instructor at Penn State and was recently appointed by Governor Wolf to be a voting member of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board.

Adrienne Gemberling joined ClearWater Conservancy in 2015 as the Water Resources Coordinator. She manages the Water Resources Monitoring Project within the Spring Creek Watershed, coordinates outreach and education for the local MS4 partnership, and assists with ClearWater Conservancy’s stream restoration projects. 

Adrienne holds a B.S. in Biology from Lebanon Valley College and an M.S. in Biology from Missouri State University with a concentration in limnology. While not at work, Adrienne enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and fishing near her home in Mifflinburg.


Recent past events


Patriots Day with the VSP




Fishin' n fun: an evening on the stream

(September 1st General Meeting)


The Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SCCTU) hosted "Fishin' N Fun: An Evening on the Stream" as the chapter’s monthly meeting. Families and friends interested in learning more about fly fishing and the abundance of our natural resources attended. The event featured local fly fishing experts sharing stories of fly fishing in our region as well as tips and techniques for catching trout and other species using flies and lures. Flies tied by local members of the SCCTU will also be on display.

And a great fly casting competition! 



Power casting   dave




y trout release at whipple dam

boy      girl

50th Anniversary of Centre Region Parks and Recreation

Video of our best teacher - impact of Stormwater (Click Here)


Autumn scott



150th Pa Fish and Boat Commission Anniversary Celebration and Central Region Office Dedication/span>

kiosk  dwight

John Arway announces partnership agreement to help maintain Fisherman's Paradise - home of the SCCTU VSP


Get Outdoors Family picnic at Tusey Mountain Ski resort

Over three hundred attended this great event. Famlies, kids, volutnteers. fish, bait, bugs and more. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it possible. 

Here are a few pictures from the event

jamie  kayak


Click here to see a slide show of the picnic!

Click here to see David Whitman slide show!

Dedication of the "Duck Pond" Plaque and Tree Commemorating
1977 Removal of Thompson Run from the Duck Pond

Group Picture

Click Here for Centre Daily Times Feature Article

In October of 1977 Joe HUmphreys and the Spring Creek Chapter organized a project to rechannel Thompson Run out of the Duck Pond. The effort included G.O. Hawbaker, other local businesses and the Penn State Office of Physical Plant. 

Joe and Girls DanArway Humphreys Vierck Lanning

Joe Humphreys with Daughters                    Dan Hawbaker Address         Vierck, Humphreys, Arway, Lanning

43rd Annual Dinner and FUNdraiser

photo courtesy of Mark Nale
Jim Lanning - 2016 Order of the Sulphur

Comfort Suites
photo courtesy of Mark Nale

Appreciation Award - Comfort Suites Inn

Click Here for Keynote Video from Event

Pictures from Event - Available Soon

Chapter News Available on-line - Click Here