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PA Trout Unlimited Offers Coldwater Conservation Corps Training To Monitor Drilling

PA Trout Unlimited and ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring) are offering a series of training opportunities for volunteers under the Coldwater Conservation Corps
            These trainings sessions will cover topics ranging from basic environmental concerns of gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale to hands-on water quality sampling.
            If you are a coldwater fisherman and have concerns about Marcellus Shale gas drilling in your area, this day-long training will cover all aspects of gas drilling and what you, as an angler or hunter, can do to look after your favorite waters.  
            Educational materials, water quality sampling kits for TU chapters, and lunch will be provided at each training   session. Please plan to attend and help to ensure that our fisheries are better protected. 
            Here's the training schedule:

-- February 18: This training will be held in Mercer at Munnell Run Farm.  The training is hosted by the Neshannock Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

-- March 3: This training will be held in St. Michael at the Disaster’s Edge Environmental Center. The training is hosted by the Mountain Laurel Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 

-- March 10: This training will be held in Bloomsburg at the Columbia County Ag Center. The training is hosted by the Columbia County Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

-- March 31: This training will be held in Uniontown at the Knights of Columbus. The training is hosted by the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 

            Registration for all training sessions begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until completion, usually between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.. Coffee and light breakfast fare, along with lunch, will be provided.
            If your Trout Unlimited chapter would like a presentation about Marcellus Shale for your monthly meeting, please contact Katy Dunlap to schedule it.
            To register, please send email to Katy Dunlap at: kdunlap@tu.org or call 607-742-3331.


1/16/2012

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