Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter #251 - Trout Unlimited

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At home in the beautiful rolling valley of Northeastern, Pennsylvania, the Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter encompasses the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area. Drawing in more than 200 members, the chapter meets at VFW Anthracite Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave. in Kingston at 7:30pm the second Tuesday of the month September through May; no meetings are scheduled during June, July or August.

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17th Annual Fly Fishing Youth Camp 2017




Members Meeting
2nd Tuesday of the Month
There are no general membership meetings the months of:
June, July, and August
Meeting Info

Border Water Outfitters of Hancock ZNY is offering all Stanley Cooper Sr. TU members a discount on their steelhead packages.  There are 2 and 3 day packages available,  Contact Jim "Coz" Costolnick at 607 760 2270, or via email at bwo@hancock .net.
SCTU will be holding elections for board members in October 2016.  If you are interested or you know of any SCTU member that might be interested, please contact any board member or let us know at the regular October meeting. 
Our next meeting in this 30th year of Stanley Cooper Sr. TU will feature Delaware River guide and  business owner Ben Rinker.  Ben along with his wife Cindy have operated a Bed & Breakfast, East Branch Outfitters, located on the East Branch of the Delaware in Hancock NY for the last 10 years.  Ben has BS in Biology and is near completion of a Masters Degree in Aquatic Ecology.  In addition to guiding on the Delaware for the last 30 years, Ben has taught fly fishing and casting to many groups over the years including Casting For Recovery; and offers a guide service for hunting in both New York and Pennsylvania.  His topic for the meeting will be an insight into the underwater world of trout by educating us on what the fish see (profiles of aquatic insects) and what the eat (nymphs etc.) along with a fly tying demonstration.
Stanley Cooper Sr. TU has their meetings at the VFW, Anthracite Post, 757 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston PA the second Tuesday of the month, September through the following May, at 730 PM.  There is no admission charge and the general meetings are open to the public.
Joe Ackoury will have a stream clean up on Bowman's Creek, Sunday October 16, 2016 commencing at 1000 AM.  Bowman's Creek is Stanley Cooper Sr. TU adopted home waters.  In the past SCTU has made improvements to Bowman's as well as performing clean ups.  Come out and support your chapter and help us make this stream a little better place to fish.
Play a Role in Protecting Delaware County Waterways!

The Upper Delaware River Tailwaters Coalition and Friends of the Upper Delaware River are working on an exciting new project to protect, manage, and restore our waterways in Delaware County.

We are working to develop a first of its kind Stream Corridor Management Plan in Delaware County below the NYC Delaware River basin reservoirs. This plan will serve as a blueprint for the future management and protection of our critically important water resources.

We have scheduled a series of public workshops that will highlight the values and functions of waterways in Delaware County and the important social, economic, and cultural benefits they provide to communities and people.

If you are concerned about the future of our water resources in Delaware County, and want to play a personal role in their protection and management, please plan on attending one of the workshops!

The first series of meetings - What is a Stream Corridor Management Plan and Why We Need One -will address the basic components of stream protection and how they impact people, communities and wildlife.

Meeting Locations:
  • Thursday, September 29 - Hancock Town Hall, 661 W. Main St., Hancock, NY
  • Friday, September 30 - Colchester American Legion Hall, 6644 River Rd, Downsville, NY
  • Monday, October 3 - Deposit State Theater, 148 Front St., Deposit, NY
Times of all meetings:  6-7:30 PM

Shelly Johnson-Bennett, Delaware County Planning Department
Wayne Reynolds, Delaware County Department of Public Works 

Hope to see you there!

For the river,
Jeff Skelding, Executive Director
Water, Water, Everywhere 7!
Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Time to Prepare for 2017 and Protecting the Upper Delaware River

Join Friends of the Upper Delaware River and our coalition partners at "Water, Water, Everywhere" on October 19, 2016

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FUDR and the UDR conservation/business community made significant progress in 2016 in our efforts to protect and restore the cold water ecosystem and help boost the economic vitality of the Upper Delaware River region.
  • Our requests for additional water to address important recreational and ecological needs were met every time we asked.
  • Our position that the NYC Croton water supply system should increase water availability for the UDR has been validated.
  • Our comprehensive plan to protect waterways below the NYC Delaware reservoirs is underway.
We need you to help us build on this momentum!

If you care about the Upper Delaware River and want to learn how you can get involved to help ensure it's protection, please attend the 7th annual FUDR "Water, Water, Everywhere - Future of the Upper Delaware River" conference on October 19 at the West Branch Angler in Hancock, NY.

This year's one day event will focus on organizing strategies for 2017 to maintain our forward progress in protecting the river we all love.

The UDR conservation community is coming together like never before and 2017 will be a pivotal year for the future of the Upper Delaware River.

We hope to see you at WWE on October 19th!  Lunch will be provided by West Branch Angler! 

For the river,
Jeff Skelding, Executive Director